zigzag cutting board

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Project by RunningDan posted 08-14-2010 08:28 PM 2420 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have seen a couple of boards just like this online. I decided to try making one of them myself. The woods are purpleheart and maple.

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#1 posted 08-14-2010 11:12 PM

Fantastic work, you must have a lot of patience!

-- Colin, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. "Every craftsman was once an amateur"

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#2 posted 08-14-2010 11:26 PM

Well executed!

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#3 posted 08-14-2010 11:50 PM

Wow those are a Lot of pieces. It looks good, though. Very well done.


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#4 posted 08-15-2010 02:21 AM

Beautiful board!!! Love the pattern you used and I imagine how you made it, roughly. Did you use 1.5x.75 stock? Or something to that effect? I am just putting the finishes touches on a checkerboardish board and now am going to make one for my sisters wedding. I was going to try the falling blocks patter but this looks just as cool & much easier.

-- I wouldn't be so arrogant if you weren't such a moron!

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#5 posted 08-15-2010 05:31 PM

Crushgroovin: that is exactly what I did. I just glued a bunch of 1.5” x .75” x 36” boards of maple to boards of purple heart (I made 13 in total). Then I glued them together alternating the orientation vertical and horizontal and planed both sides flat. Then I just sliced the thing into slats and glued them together by offsetting it by 1 square every other slat. It actually was pretty easy to do—even though it was a pain in the neck to flatten the final board with a belt sander.

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