Tribute to MTM woodworker chaos board style.

  • Advertise with us
Project by Ken90712 posted 07-02-2017 01:44 PM 2399 views 2 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I don’t normally post boards anymore, as I’ve made and sold over 350 of them. But these ones were different from the others and we’re inspired from a master board maker I found on you tube. I’ve chatted with him and purchased plans from him as well. The guy is a machine when it comes to boards.

I had so much scraps and was always wondering what to do with them. Once I watched his video on youtube, Chaos Boards, I was hooked. Funny thing is making them wastes some wood but with that said, I was never going to use all the small cutoffs i was accumulating. Once the board was done, I personally didn’t like it. It was way too busy for me & just not my style. However all 4 sold instanly when people saw them. My one buddy called it the African or Rasta board.

The other boards Walnut and Hard Maple I added an extra endgrain boarer in them. This took more work but I love the extra visual interest it gives them. I made 10 boards this batch the other chaos board I didn’t do the angle cutting to see how that looked.

The chaos boards had Paduck, sepele , purple heart, maple, walnut, yellow heart and maybe some more, lol

All boards were soaked in mineral oil and then waxed. Thx for looking.

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

20 comments so far

View ZAGREB's profile


1276 posts in 2868 days

#1 posted 07-02-2017 01:53 PM

beautiful board ,Ken

-- bambi

View CharlieM1958's profile


16292 posts in 5437 days

#2 posted 07-02-2017 02:34 PM

Great boards, Ken. Like you, I’m not so sure I like the chaos board from a strictly visual point of view. But from a woodworker point of view I am totally intrigued! I’m going to have to watch the video to see how it’s done.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

View lew's profile


13413 posts in 4974 days

#3 posted 07-02-2017 02:41 PM

Gorgeous, Ken!

The chaos boards are really awesome!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

View Jim Jakosh's profile

Jim Jakosh

26664 posts in 4324 days

#4 posted 07-02-2017 03:13 PM

Nice boards. Ken! 350 of them???Wow!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

View Monte Pittman's profile

Monte Pittman

30638 posts in 3557 days

#5 posted 07-02-2017 03:52 PM

Very awesome boards. Very beautiful.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

View Joe Lyddon's profile

Joe Lyddon

10963 posts in 5271 days

#6 posted 07-02-2017 05:21 PM

Awesome Chaos boards! :)

Picture #5:
Ken, how did you glue, cut, glue, cut, etc. to get such CHAOS with no gaps, etc.
I think it’s going to be something very simple… BUT… (
?) :)
That looks like it took a lot of extra time to do… Yes?

Great work!

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

View DocSavage45's profile


9068 posts in 4061 days

#7 posted 07-02-2017 06:22 PM

Ken, I’ve been tracking mtm on YouTube for awhile. We can learn a lot from him. The work your doing albeit not liking will expand into your work, nice job!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

View Timthemailman's profile


336 posts in 3995 days

#8 posted 07-02-2017 06:54 PM

awesome Cutting boards Ken. They all look great. Take care

View degoose's profile


7284 posts in 4573 days

#9 posted 07-02-2017 08:48 PM

Glad you joined the club so many years ago… and seeing you progress is awesome…

-- Be safe.

View helluvawreck's profile


32122 posts in 4085 days

#10 posted 07-02-2017 08:51 PM

Ken, this is a beautiful board.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

View Ken90712's profile


18058 posts in 4407 days

#11 posted 07-02-2017 11:09 PM

Thx everyone, Larry I thought you left left us. You were were a big inspiration for me and helped me make my first 3d cutting board cheers mate. I can thank you enough, remember grain orientation. ... lol

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

View kiefer's profile


5852 posts in 3886 days

#12 posted 07-03-2017 01:36 AM

I am with you on the first two boards and the chaos boards are well made but there are people with different likes so variety is the secret to sales .


-- Kiefer

View Duff's profile


187 posts in 1737 days

#13 posted 07-03-2017 01:56 AM


-- You have to go on and be crazy. Craziness is like heaven - Jimi Hendrix

View Picken5's profile


327 posts in 3910 days

#14 posted 07-03-2017 03:32 AM

Great boards, Ken! And thanks for introducing me to MTM Wood!

-- Howard - "Time spent making sawdust is not deducted from one's lifetime." - old Scottish proverb

View robscastle's profile


8232 posts in 3423 days

#15 posted 07-03-2017 07:33 AM

Some more information on MTMwood.

If you go to youtube and type in MTMwood all his videos will come up and they are all well worth a look including his workshop setup. (info via courtesy of Degoose)

-- Regards Rob

showing 1 through 15 of 20 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