Cutting/Serving Boards Styles..... not 2x4

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Project by prospector45 posted 04-24-2014 05:29 PM 3112 views 6 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These boards are new designs for me to attempt. I hopefully will do more with the “circle” design, this was my test board. A jig had to be made to make perfect 2” long grain plugs. I could have turned a cylinder, but the grain pattern would be “end grain”, which I did not want. The design was patterned after the “out of control woodturner”. He does provide some cool designs that can be altered to a flat board. The first board, 11-1/2×14 was assembled using some wood pieces that were collecting dust. This is the prototype. The last picture will indicate why it is a prototype. All of the boards are 7/8”+ in thickness. The finish is a mixture of mineral oil and beeswax.

#2 picture is 11-1/2×16 #3 picture is 10×13 #4 picture is 10×12- 1/2 #5 picture shows why picture #1 is a prototype. Not all of the walnut pieces were “dark” walnut throughout the piece. That’s OK, just learning how to do this type of design.

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#1 posted 04-24-2014 05:36 PM

I am working on my first cutting board and I have to say these designs are really inspired designs. using the cutting board designer I found on this site I did a pattern, and have been planning future boards along those same lines. I love the idea of a pattern- with something ordered somewhere. Great new ideas!

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#2 posted 04-24-2014 05:41 PM

Hello prospector45

Very nice and different work

Fresh design I like them

Thanks for sharing

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#3 posted 04-25-2014 01:49 PM

Those are some really nice design.

I would love to see your jig for cutting those circles.

Good job,

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