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Project by GreaseMonkey2275 posted 05-24-2019 05:40 PM 399 views 4 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I delivered this chaotic end-grain cutting board to its new owner, which was a gift for his wife, and to say they were ecstatic about it would be an understatement. When I was commissioned to build it I wanted to find something that was unique to them as I try not to make two cutting boards alike as well as something that represents the owners. I’m not saying they are chaotic but rather that they are truly living the American dream as he is originally from the country of Togo in Africa and is now serving in the U.S. Air Force; a dream he chased for years. This board measured out at 20×15x1.5 inches thick and as far as I have been told, has yet to be cut on because it is “too beautiful”.

-- Jake





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Picken5

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#1 posted 05-24-2019 11:00 PM

That’s one really nice cutting board. Good job. It’s really cool that you fashion your design to “fit” the new owners. I’ve built a few such boards myself (but nothing like yours), and I’m amazed at how many times I’ve heard the same thing — i.e. the new owners have never used it because it was so nice looking. Welcome to the club!

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

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RPhillips

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#2 posted 05-24-2019 11:04 PM

I absolutely love this board. beautiful.

-- Rob - Indianapolis IN - Learning... one mistake at a time...

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GreaseMonkey2275

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#3 posted 05-24-2019 11:08 PM



I absolutely love this board. beautiful.

- RPhillips

Thank you!

-- Jake

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GreaseMonkey2275

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#4 posted 05-24-2019 11:09 PM



That s one really nice cutting board. Good job. It s really cool that you fashion your design to “fit” the new owners. I ve built a few such boards myself (but nothing like yours), and I m amazed at how many times I ve heard the same thing — i.e. the new owners have never used it because it was so nice looking. Welcome to the club!

- Picken5

Thank you!

-- Jake

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AJ1104

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#5 posted 05-25-2019 01:01 AM

Jake. This is a beautiful board. A great blend of woods. You did a fine job with the drip and chamfered edge. Great job I can see why your customer is happy with it.

-- AJ

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GreaseMonkey2275

142 posts in 1542 days


#6 posted 05-25-2019 04:11 AM



Jake. This is a beautiful board. A great blend of woods. You did a fine job with the drip and chamfered edge. Great job I can see why your customer is happy with it.

- AJ1104

Thank you

-- Jake

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John

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#7 posted 05-25-2019 04:24 AM

Hey Jake, awesome cutting board! I look at all the beautiful patterned boards out there but the Chaotic boards remain my favourite. I see you cut the groove with a guide on the outside. I do the same thing but I find it’s easy for the bit to go into the board. I really concentrate on sticking to the guide but stuff happens. Do you have any secrets to share on how to prevent this? Thanks.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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majuvla

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#8 posted 05-25-2019 06:38 AM

There is definately something beautiful in that creative mess! Great wotk buddy!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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RossNC

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#9 posted 05-25-2019 01:00 PM

Great looking board what woods did you end up using in it?

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GreaseMonkey2275

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#10 posted 05-25-2019 02:51 PM


I see you cut the groove with a guide on the outside. I do the same thing but I find it s easy for the bit to go into the board. I really concentrate on sticking to the guide but stuff happens. Do you have any secrets to share on how to prevent this? Thanks.

- John

Thank you for the kind words; I wouldn’t necessarily say there is any secret as accidents do happen but I do make a concentrated effort to keep the router pushed up against the fence while also pushing in the direction of travel. I will tell you that even with the jig, I still get nervous every singe time I cut juice grooves.

-- Jake

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GreaseMonkey2275

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#11 posted 05-25-2019 02:51 PM



There is definitely something beautiful in that creative mess! Great work buddy!

- majuvla

Thank you!

-- Jake

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GreaseMonkey2275

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#12 posted 05-25-2019 02:54 PM



Great looking board what woods did you end up using in it?

- RossNC


Thank you; I guess the better question would be which woods did I not use….This board has walnut, two different species of maple, cherry, honey locust, hickory, and birch. You could almost say I was cleaning out the shop with this board!

-- Jake

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Dusty56

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#13 posted 05-29-2019 12:42 AM

Now that design is quite impressive. Wonderful board. : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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GreaseMonkey2275

142 posts in 1542 days


#14 posted 05-29-2019 12:56 PM



Now that design is quite impressive. Wonderful board. : )

- Dusty56

Thank you

-- Jake

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