LumberJocks

The Big Alaskan Cutting Board

  • Advertise with us
Project by GreaseMonkey2275 posted 07-01-2018 04:47 PM 1009 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Was asked to build a cutting board by an old coworker; as soon as I saw the back splash for his kitchen, it hit me. The Big Alaskan measured out at 23 1/2” long by 13” wide by 2” thick; by far the biggest board I’ve built yet! I still haven’t received any action shots of this board as he’s afraid to use it; he says it’s too pretty to use.

-- Jake





8 comments so far

View ralbuck's profile

ralbuck

6094 posts in 2718 days


#1 posted 07-01-2018 06:20 PM

Very neat board.

I would not have had the patience to glue that all up.

The Not yet used—AKA—(scrap) box must now be empty.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

View sras's profile

sras

5135 posts in 3581 days


#2 posted 07-02-2018 02:20 AM

Tell your friend that unscratched cutting boards are sad. They were created for a purpose and they feel lost when unused. :)

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

View sras's profile

sras

5135 posts in 3581 days


#3 posted 07-02-2018 02:20 AM

Very nice board – by the way.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

View GreaseMonkey2275's profile

GreaseMonkey2275

147 posts in 1605 days


#4 posted 07-02-2018 03:09 AM

Thank you for the kind words; I just messaged him, he says he will send me an action shot and he loves using the board.

-- Jake

View oldnovice's profile

oldnovice

7496 posts in 3819 days


#5 posted 07-02-2018 05:03 PM

Nice work Jake, a cut above … pardon my pun.
How long did it take to create the pattern?

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

View GreaseMonkey2275's profile

GreaseMonkey2275

147 posts in 1605 days


#6 posted 07-04-2018 05:47 PM


Nice work Jake, a cut above … pardon my pun.
How long did it take to create the pattern?

- oldnovice

I was actually completely random with this board and simply tried to mix up the pieces by size and species. The patterns were made up from three separate glue-ups with every other similar piece flipped end for end. Once that was done it was a matter of laying out each group and gluing them up. It may sound confusing but if you watch mtmwood’s videos on YouTube you’ll understand what I am trying to say.

-- Jake

View AJ1104's profile

AJ1104

797 posts in 2111 days


#7 posted 03-27-2019 11:56 PM

A great big board! Very nicely done it looks fantastic and I can see why your friend doesn’t want to use it. I am a fan of mtmwoodwork too, he has some amazing videos.

-- AJ

View GreaseMonkey2275's profile

GreaseMonkey2275

147 posts in 1605 days


#8 posted 04-06-2019 02:49 PM



A great big board! Very nicely done it looks fantastic and I can see why your friend doesn’t want to use it. I am a fan of mtmwoodwork too, he has some amazing videos.

- AJ1104

Thank you AJ; I enjoy mtmwoods’ work as well.

-- Jake

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

HomeRefurbers.com