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Project by InsideTheBox posted 08-01-2014 11:40 PM 6449 views 9 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Could not seem to stop making these quilted cutting boards – they gave me an excuse to try out my new planer :D

Made a cutting board for each of my daughters. Used maple, cherry, walnut, pecan and a little bay laurel. I was going to go with straight edges, but I started to like the “pinking shear” look—you know… quilting—> fabric—> pinking shears…. anyway…. didn’t know what to use to make my jagged edges professional so I went with the hand-sanded, kind of rustic look.

-- There's no such thing as a mistake; only a quick change of plans.

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#1 posted 08-01-2014 11:46 PM

very nice – hard to stop looking at them! ha ha

-- Greg Simon

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#2 posted 08-01-2014 11:54 PM

Wonderful !!!

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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#3 posted 08-02-2014 01:28 AM

These are really impressive! Are you related to a guy named Escher by any chance? ;-)

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#4 posted 08-02-2014 02:04 AM

Those look awesome! I have been wanting to make an end grain quilt cutting board for my wife for a few years. Hopefully I will get around to it soon.

-- Nate, Fredericksburg, VA,

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#5 posted 08-02-2014 02:24 AM

Very nice patterns. I like the “pinking shear” edge—unusual but an attractive edge for a quilt cutting board. Well done! What did you put on them for a finish?

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#6 posted 08-02-2014 03:10 AM

Really nice work – they are stunning….great gifts.

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#7 posted 08-02-2014 05:28 AM

Unique and personal. Outstanding work!

-- Henry Mowry, Santa Clarita, CA,

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#8 posted 08-02-2014 02:10 PM

That’s really a unique design. Very clever!

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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#9 posted 08-02-2014 02:58 PM

thank you everyone! Don—I used cutting board oil for the finish, but I’m always open to suggestion. These were SO much easier to make with a planer…!

-- There's no such thing as a mistake; only a quick change of plans.

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#10 posted 08-02-2014 03:43 PM

looks great

-- Joe, Ga

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#11 posted 08-02-2014 05:00 PM

Very nice!!


-- Robin Renee'

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#12 posted 08-03-2014 07:22 AM

Lovely patterns, nice looking boards!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#13 posted 08-15-2014 01:20 AM

Really unique design. ...I like the sanded edges….gives it a look thats personal

-- "The difficult I can do right away. .....the impossible will take a little longer! "

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