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Project by JoesBetterHalf posted 332 days ago 2381 views 35 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have thought about making an argyle pattern cutting board for a few months now and finally broke down and made it.

I made a few initial drawings using graph paper to get a rough idea of how I would put it together.

I started by cutting 1 1/2” strips of cherry and walnut. I then cut those strips into 1 1/2” squares. I did a rough arrangement of the initial pattern (squares only). There were to be 2 full squares (2 pieces of walnut, and two of cherry each) and 8 pieces made from one walnut squares and two cherry.

Glue-up was difficult. I used rubber bands (gross) to hold the smaller glue-ups together. I used clamps as the piece got larger.

Once the cherry and walnut pieces were glued together, I cut strips of purpleheart which here approximately 1/4” thick. I placed these between the cherry and walnut blocks. Picture #2 is of the purpleheart strips being glued in place.

After those dried I belt sanded the crap out of it using an 80 grit shop smith belt. All those small pieces made for a pretty rough surface. After achieving a somewhat smooth surface, I cut the pointy ends off the sides to make a nice strip with just the argyle pattern.

After that, basic cutting board stuff… Glued on a couple thin strips of purpleheart and thicker strips of walnut, sanded, routed, sanded some more, and then finished with Mineral Oil and Howard’s Butcher Block Conditioner.

Next time I will take pictures along the way so that I can do a tutorial.

-- http://www.etsy.com/shop/KandJWoodCrafts





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wiser1934

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#1 posted 332 days ago

girl, you have way too much time on your hands. lol that board is a beauty. would love to see a tutorial!!!

-- wiser1934, new york

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kdc68

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#2 posted 332 days ago

Seen this posted also via Facebook. I think this is a really cool design !...Great job !....Looks fantastic !....Added to favorites…

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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Betsy

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#3 posted 332 days ago

Wow! That’s a beauty!

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

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doubleDD

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#4 posted 332 days ago

That’s wild and wicked.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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JoesBetterHalf

159 posts in 584 days


#5 posted 332 days ago

Thanks Guys! It really didn’t take that much time… unless 8-10 hours is a lot of time for a cutting board. :) It was a pain to make, but I really like it, it was a little bit of a challenge, and it’s pretty unique.

-- http://www.etsy.com/shop/KandJWoodCrafts

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Monte Pittman

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#6 posted 332 days ago

Just super awesome work. It’s a beauty.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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deon

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#7 posted 332 days ago

Looks great

-- Dreaming patterns

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hoss12992

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#8 posted 332 days ago

Amazing! Love it

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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JoesBetterHalf

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#9 posted 332 days ago

Thanks a bunch! I like a it a lot too and just might make one for myself!

-- http://www.etsy.com/shop/KandJWoodCrafts

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BTimmons

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#10 posted 332 days ago

Fantastic job. Takes a lot of dedication to slog through glue-ups like that.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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JoesBetterHalf

159 posts in 584 days


#11 posted 332 days ago

Thank you and yes, it does. There were quite a few times I wanted to throw it against a wall.

-- http://www.etsy.com/shop/KandJWoodCrafts

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HillbillyShooter

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#12 posted 332 days ago

Very attractive CB.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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Rick Dennington

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#13 posted 332 days ago

That is a great design on the board….It always amazes me as to what some people can do with pieces of wood…..You did a stellar job on this one…..It’s a beautiful board….You should be proud…......!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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cajunpen

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#14 posted 332 days ago

Well thought out design. Your really did a great job on this board.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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Joe Weaver

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#15 posted 332 days ago

great looking board

-- Joe, Ga

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