Escalator - 3d cutting board (tryout #2)

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Project by Elyasaf Shweka posted 06-15-2014 07:27 PM 4335 views 14 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

well, im cheating here. its not really a finished project. its a try out for a 3d end grain cutting board. I call it escalator, I hope its obvious why…
but i thought that maybe some would take inspiration from that, to take it further another step. im defentally going to upgrade and keep developing it.

Walnut & Maple. the glue up should be much more precise. recently i got from britboxmaker some tips how to glue up in higher accuracy and more precise. would be better next time.

Note that the board that was made from stripes, as an early stage in the process, is really neat. maybe it is worth to make that a long grain full board. the look is really cool, and its really not hard to produce.

the bevel is the interesting thing here. i figured that making two bevels on the left and right edges, and making bevel the other way round on top and bottom edges, will give a board that is easy to handle and to move, even without a handle. the look is nice too. im going to continue working with that method, i like its look and feel.


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

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Mark Shymanski

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#1 posted 06-15-2014 07:32 PM

I really like the look of this board, the beveled edges are a great feature.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#2 posted 06-15-2014 08:16 PM

Nice. I really like the small bevel hand hold.

I think the escalator effect would be more dramatic if you were to make two strip boards with different contrasting woods (like exchange the walnut with cherry or something). Then after the diagonal cuts, grab one stick from one board and one from the other. You would end up with two escalator boards, but the rise on the step would be a different color and look like a shadow. I don’t know, just thinking out loud.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Elyasaf Shweka

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#3 posted 06-15-2014 08:29 PM

Spalm, i thought about that idea, and i was planning to make the next version from two borads. but the idea with the cherry – well thats brilliant… def going to try that.

this site gave me a huge jump forward with my woodworking. so happy i found it!

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

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#4 posted 06-15-2014 09:04 PM

Awesome board. This is something that I may want to try myself. Thank you for also posting the intermediate steps

-- Jay in Pennsylvania,

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#5 posted 06-15-2014 11:23 PM

Like the bevel… and chevrons are “in”...

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#6 posted 06-16-2014 04:57 AM

Realy cool idea to develop further, I look foreward to see where it ends up

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#7 posted 06-16-2014 06:54 AM

Realy unique and interesting pattern!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 06-16-2014 11:52 AM

Cool design…. I like it.

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

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#9 posted 06-16-2014 03:37 PM

very eye-catching design——good work!

-- phil, nevada

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#10 posted 06-16-2014 06:12 PM

Great Design Elyasaf!

A departure from tradition handle. I like it a lot.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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