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Project by roha2236 posted 12-21-2018 06:53 PM 1393 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just another cutting board to add to this site, because there aren’t enough on here yet. /s

Another gift for my bosses for whom I made the ‘washrooms’ sign last year. First try at a cutting board. It’s birch and padauk, and I wanted the finished dimensions to equal the golden ratio. It’s 11 1/8” x 18”. Took a bit of number crunching to get a relatively uniform padauk border without the center birch blocks being too big or too small for my liking.

Originally planned to use walnut for the border but when I measured the portion of the board I planned to use I thought I might have enough scrap padauk sitting around that could be used instead. I had 3 chunks of padauk waste from cutting out the two rear legs of the next Hal Taylor rocker I’m making, and when I calculated how much I’d have left after planing and ripping it I decided to give it a go. In the end I had EXACTLY the amount needed with not a sliver to spare.

They were blown away when they saw the board and said it’s too nice to use as a cutting board. facepalm
Although, they do enjoy charcuterie and will certainly use it for serving meats and cheeses. If I had known they wouldn’t actually use the board for cutting I would have just made a much easier edge or face grain board! Oh well.

Thanks for looking.

-- Roman





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jbschutz

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#1 posted 12-21-2018 07:15 PM

Spectacular board! I might be tempted to put it on display and never cut on it, too. The maple and Padauk play well with each other.

-- jbschutz www.johnschutz.com

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Gene Howe

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#2 posted 12-21-2018 07:39 PM

That’s just plain gorgeous.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 12-21-2018 08:10 PM

I love it. Very nice design!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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DeLayne Peck

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#4 posted 12-21-2018 11:05 PM

Just gorgeous! Get a display only agreement.

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.

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DeLayne Peck

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#5 posted 12-21-2018 11:06 PM

Just gorgeous! Get a display only agreement.

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.

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bob101

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#6 posted 12-22-2018 12:50 AM

Sweet

-- rob, ont,canada

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AJ1104

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#7 posted 12-22-2018 02:15 PM

You definitely picked the right combination here. Great job!

-- AJ

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therealSteveN

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#8 posted 12-23-2018 04:00 AM

WOW, birch and padauk. I never would have thought them capable of the explosion they make on that board. Really nice look.

Too bad they think it’s too pretty, if they use it a few times, maybe they will see it’s not being destroyed, and use it more often.

Thanks for posting.

-- Think safe, be safe

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John

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#9 posted 12-27-2018 04:48 AM

That’s a fantastic border on the board, nice work!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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