Tumbling Block End Grain Cutting Board

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Project by jaysuzi posted 278 days ago 1892 views 8 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first cutting board and the first time I had attempted a pattern like this. It is made from maple, walnut, and purpleheart

The project went well – although the pattern can really get to you. Even being careful, I made two mistakes on the pattern. Luckily they were single blocks on the edge, and I was able to cut them out on the band saw and fit another piece in its place. It also taught me patience when it came to sanding, which it took a lot.

-- Jay in Pennsylvania

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#1 posted 278 days ago

Wow !...Great work !

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#2 posted 278 days ago

WOW! nice job!

-- A person of integrity never speaks of it...he walks in it...

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#3 posted 278 days ago

Fantastic work!

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#4 posted 278 days ago

great board, looks amazing.

-- Chad, Gilbert AZ and

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#5 posted 278 days ago

looks great ,love that design

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#6 posted 278 days ago

Great job! I just don’t have the patience.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#7 posted 278 days ago

great looking its on my I want to try list

-- Joe, Ga

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#8 posted 278 days ago

Looks pretty darned good from over here.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it.

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#9 posted 278 days ago

Nice job, where can you get the plans for these kind of boards? Or are there any?

-- Senior Chief

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#10 posted 278 days ago

That pattern of your board is totally an eye tricker. Great job on the design,execution and details. Job well done.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#11 posted 278 days ago

A perfect pattern CB, Jay. You did a great job of the wood selection.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#12 posted 277 days ago

Looks perfect to me! Really nice choice of woods.

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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#13 posted 277 days ago

Excellent board.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#14 posted 277 days ago

beautiful work!

-- David Milton colville washington

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#15 posted 277 days ago

This design, first board. You should be on congress. You are not intimated by anything.

-- Woodworkers always having something to look forward up. Bert, Wooster

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