Christmas present cutting board.

  • Advertise with us
Project by diverlloyd posted 12-13-2015 09:36 PM 2072 views 3 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch
Christmas present cutting board.
Christmas present cutting board. No picture No picture No picture No picture No picture
Zoom Pictures

So here is a end grain cutting board with the clients sons name in it in morse code. The design was chosen by the client if you want to see the other design option it’s posted in the stumpy thread. Anyways it’s mahogany and white hard maple cut to size on the table saw and then planed by hand. The name is 53 pieces of inlay all planed, cut and chiseled out by hand. Also the top isn’t flat it is dished to the center so all juices will go to the center and not off the edges of it. The board is 16 and some change by 22 and some change. The dish is about a 3/32” deep at its lowest point. It’s finished with thinned poly. The board soaked up about 1/4 of a pint.

So there it is I guess hopefully she will be happy with it and he with be just as happy with it. Thanks for looking at it and thanks for any comments left. I will also answer question or comments to the best of my ability.

25 comments so far

View CFrye's profile


11022 posts in 2641 days

#1 posted 12-13-2015 10:35 PM

Lots to like there, A.J.! I stopped after reading the first sentence to find the name on top of the board! Then I finished reading. Duh! It’s on the side. I bet that was a bear to sand, with the dished top. Thanks for sharing.

Link to alternate version here.

-- God bless, Candy

View diverlloyd's profile


3946 posts in 2658 days

#2 posted 12-13-2015 10:43 PM

Candy I hand planed it then hit it with some sand paper to put scratches in it. I have found that if it has scratches in it people will use it instead of saying oh it looks to nice to use.

View MadJester's profile


2065 posts in 3231 days

#3 posted 12-14-2015 02:30 AM

Looks great! And that’s an awesome idea about putting the scratches in it! LOL…..people will buy one from a store and use it like it was nothing….but the handmade ones mean so much more…so while that is appreciated, it does no good if you buy something you will never use!

-- Sue~ Mad Jester Woodworks, "Not what I have, but what I do is my kingdom" Thomas Carlyle

View Notandy's profile


6 posts in 1932 days

#4 posted 12-14-2015 02:52 AM

It looks good but the picture does it a injustice. It looks so much better on our counter. But you did a good job dear.

View diverlloyd's profile


3946 posts in 2658 days

#5 posted 12-14-2015 02:59 AM

Thanks Jess and thanks for giving my phone back to me.

View Don Broussard's profile

Don Broussard

3921 posts in 3052 days

#6 posted 12-14-2015 03:00 AM

Very nice, intricate design. Nice touch with the son’s name in Morse code. I gave an end grain board to a friend of mine yesterday and made him pledge that he would actually use it. I like the idea of putting scratches in it, but I was thinking about putting a knife mark in my boards before they go to their new owners.

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

View diverlloyd's profile


3946 posts in 2658 days

#7 posted 12-14-2015 03:13 AM

Don putting the scratches in there has worked out well all of them I have done that way have been used. Oh and the first couple I made I sanded like any other project I do to 800 grit and it made it to slick so now I never go over 180

View Monte Pittman's profile

Monte Pittman

30559 posts in 3139 days

#8 posted 12-14-2015 03:35 AM

Really nice design. More patience than I have.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

View diverlloyd's profile


3946 posts in 2658 days

#9 posted 12-14-2015 04:03 AM

Thanks monte the inlay was about a hour in total a real pita. But I said it would be there so it had to get done

View firefighterontheside's profile


21096 posts in 2657 days

#10 posted 12-14-2015 04:08 AM

I like it in both orientations and the name in morse code is clever. I really like the idea of the shallow dish.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

View Ivan's profile


16049 posts in 3668 days

#11 posted 12-14-2015 04:37 AM

Realy demanding and complexe pattern.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

View diverlloyd's profile


3946 posts in 2658 days

#12 posted 12-14-2015 04:46 AM

Thanks guys it wasn’t very hard to make the inlay was just time consuming. The morse code I thought of a couple years ago on a striped board for my sister in law. I didn’t inlay that one I just used it as the center stripe in it. But I thought if I did that on this one it would make the design to busy since it’s already a bit busy. I’m happy with how it turned out. I really liked the other lay out better and it I would have known she would have picked the stripes I could have went about making it with the long grain instead of the end grain. I have some hard maple that has some nice looking tiger stripes in it that would make a nice contrast to stripes. Maybe next time I guess.

View TopamaxSurvivor's profile


19334 posts in 4477 days

#13 posted 12-14-2015 08:00 AM

Nice work. Looks like you put a lot of time and effort into it.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

View diverlloyd's profile


3946 posts in 2658 days

#14 posted 12-14-2015 02:07 PM

Thanks topa the inlay was time consuming and tedious. I cut a bunch of extra pieces so I have some to do other boards with.

View helluvawreck's profile


32122 posts in 3667 days

#15 posted 12-14-2015 02:19 PM

This cutting board will make a beautiful gift. Well done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

showing 1 through 15 of 25 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics