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Second Attempt at Cafe Wall Illusion Cutting Board.

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Project by Stephen posted 160 days ago 1558 views 11 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So my first cafe wall board turned out ok, but I was disappointed that I had to be about 15 feet away from it to see the illusion. So after doing some research, I tried again, using smaller blocks. I am much happier with the outcome.
This board measures 14” x 16” and is 7/8 of an inch thick.
The blocks are walnut and hard maple, and for the strips I used red elm. I decided on elm because it seemed to be the best shade between the hard maple and walnut.
It turned out pretty good, just takes time during all the glue ups to get the lines matched up right.
For the finish I went with generals salad bowel finish, which I rarely use, but decided to for this one because it would probably be more for show than use.

-- -Stephen, WV , http://www.facebook.com/ZandZwoodcrafters https://www.etsy.com/shop/ZandZwoodcrafters





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Steve Cherry

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#1 posted 160 days ago

Very nice.

-- Steve - Seaford, DE

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beefererer

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#2 posted 160 days ago

Love it! It would be a shame to use it. I have thought about making one and only using one side and preserving the other for display.

-- "Don't you hate it when people don't finish what they"

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 160 days ago

Cool work

-- 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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jap

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#4 posted 160 days ago

Nice!

-- Joel

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Karson

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#5 posted 160 days ago

That’s a great board and it keeps your eyes spinning.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Ron10

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#6 posted 159 days ago

Great looking board. Good work.

-- http://www.betterwoodworkingplans.com/

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Greg D

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#7 posted 159 days ago

Beautiful work!

-- Greg D, Cen. CA, "Keep it on the Level, Do it Right the First Time!"

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Fishinbo

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#8 posted 154 days ago

Awesome cutting board! Like the cool pattern and attractive wood colors.

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