'Fancy' cutting board

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Project by Mike_D_S posted 10-27-2016 05:44 AM 1457 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another item for the daughter’s school fundraiser silent auction. To go in a basket with some other items my wife is gathering.

I haven’t done a lot of cutting boards and usually don’t go for fancy layouts, so this was kind of fun.

I just used strips of scrap I had laying around, Birch (I think), Walnut, Padauk and Cherry. The strips were a little off thickness, for the outside, but I ended up with two thicker strips of contrasting color, so I just glued it up. Though the outside doesn’t have perfect alignment, the fact that the mis-alignment is symmetric across the board makes it look ok to me.

Thanks for looking,

-- No honey, that's not new, I've had that forever......

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#1 posted 10-27-2016 01:35 PM

Not sure what alignment your referencing, don’t care – looks pretty darn nice to me

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#2 posted 10-27-2016 03:47 PM

That is real nice looking. Your giving me some ideas to use up all my scraps. Thanks.

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#3 posted 11-01-2016 12:40 PM

I really like the pattern. I too keep all my nicer wood scraps for cutting boards. They provide the closest thing to immediate gratification that you likely to get when working with wood. I also don’t see your alignment concerns, but I think you a like a lot of woodworkers; you are your own worst critic. Chalk this board up in the win column, as I think someone is going to be really pleased they were the top bidder!

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