Chaotic Style End Grain Cutting Board

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Project by Shakerguy posted 06-12-2018 10:04 PM 3038 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is another project I recently completed. It’s a chaotic style end grain cutting board. Paduke,walnut, hard maple and cherry. Approx. 18” X 24” X 2 2/4”. It’s a beast. The new owner calls it her prep station.

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#1 posted 06-12-2018 10:11 PM

now thats a cutting board,and pretty cool looking too.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#2 posted 06-12-2018 10:17 PM

oboy – cutting board to the max

congrats on all the fitting and fine end result

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#3 posted 06-12-2018 11:46 PM

I like chaos! looks like you have proven that there is no such thing as scrap wood and done it beautifully.

-- "The notes I handle no better than many pianists. But the pauses between the notes - ah, that is where the art resides!" --Artur Schnabel

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#4 posted 06-13-2018 12:55 AM

Wow, that’s a solid cutting board. That thing should be a wheels. Nice work.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#5 posted 06-13-2018 01:45 AM



-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#6 posted 06-13-2018 03:27 AM

Thanks for the comments. This thing is so big it should have its own Zipcode. I call it, “The Beast.”

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#7 posted 06-13-2018 05:02 AM

Dang, that puppy needs a big eyebolt in the center so you can lift it with a heavy chain, attached to a forklift. Seriously is the “The new owner calls it her prep station” a female weight lifter?

Nice looking board there. Thanks for posting.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#8 posted 06-13-2018 05:34 AM

Sometimes chaotic looks the best -realy incredible pattern!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#9 posted 06-13-2018 11:47 AM

Damn, that an unkillable unit right there. I have always wanted to make one of those chaotic ones, but it seems like it might take me all year. A ton of work must go into one of those.

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#10 posted 06-13-2018 12:51 PM

This is a very nice cutting board and I like the random nature of the pattern.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#11 posted 06-13-2018 01:38 PM

Now that’s a serious cutting board! How long did it take you to make it?

-- DIY Montreal

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#12 posted 06-13-2018 03:20 PM

That’s a thick board in the first pic. Did you bandsaw it into a few separate boards?

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#13 posted 06-13-2018 04:12 PM

Great board and unlimited patience to put all those random pieces together.

I have made smaller versions using a variety of left over scraps. I usually make them extra thick and then cut them in half on the band saw to produce two identical boards. With all the time it takes to glue those random pieces together I get twice the benefit that way.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#14 posted 06-15-2018 04:50 AM

The first photo is a bit misleading. That is a bunch of 6” long segments stacked together to make it look bigger. The finished project is actually three separate chaotic glue ups all glued up together. For each of the three boards there were five glueupd. Everything if done long grain except the final glueup. That is when it becomes a end grain board.

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