Staggered steps end grain cutting boards

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Project by Elyasaf Shweka posted 04-01-2014 06:02 PM 3378 views 12 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Inspired by Spalm. you can read about his design and work here:

Maple, Cherry, Walnut. finshed with four coats of rustin’s danish oil.
you can see in the pictures two different boards. while working on them i have improved the process in order to minimize the working time and to optimize the accuracy.
i clamp the different pieces with hose clamps, using aluminum L profile for self aligning of the different pieces. the handle is from the right side only and made by putting the edge on the table saw and raising the saw blade into the board.
I made a gluing jig for these board, made from metal. ill publish photos of that later
the sanding is made posiblle with my thickness drum sander machine, shop buiilt. will publish it later.
approx. 3 hrs of work for a borad from start to final oiling.

in one of the boards ive added a laser etching logo of a company i work in.

-- Only by the 4th time I realized how it was suppose to be done in the first place.

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#1 posted 04-01-2014 06:07 PM

Nice job. Love the clamp technique too.

You are on a roll,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#2 posted 04-01-2014 07:34 PM

I too like the clamping solution you came up with…
Job well done…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#3 posted 04-02-2014 03:47 AM

Very nice.
I like the handle.

Great clamping technique. I will definitely borrow your idea.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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robert triplett

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#4 posted 04-02-2014 05:23 AM

You did a great job on these boards. thanks for sharing.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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Rick S.

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#5 posted 04-02-2014 05:37 AM

Another Nice Cutting Board.

-- (Rick S.)... "Don't Worry About What People Think! They Don't Do It Very Often Anyway!"

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#6 posted 04-02-2014 08:13 AM

Great work, interesting clamps…

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#7 posted 04-02-2014 12:26 PM

that is a really nice design. Great idea on wrapping the boards with the metal and hose clamps. Nice job.

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#8 posted 04-02-2014 01:49 PM

Very impressive. The sharpness of your joints is outstanding.

-- --Dale Page

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#9 posted 04-03-2014 02:22 PM

Looks like someone has the cool board fever, nice work on your board fun stuff!

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#10 posted 04-03-2014 02:36 PM

Awesome cutting board! Great wood colors and unique pattern. Great job!

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