Plaid Cutting Boards

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Project by Casper2573 posted 06-24-2019 10:31 AM 1832 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife was wondering what to get our daughters’ highland dance teachers as year-end gifts. I suggested making something, and showed her a picture of a plaid cutting board (something I figured would be appropriate) that I had found on pinterest. What you see here is the result, and my first attempt at end grain cutting boards. I thought they turned out pretty well, and the teachers all loved them! These are made from Hickory, Sapelle, Walnut, and Purpleheart, and finished with a 4:1 mixture of mineral oil and beeswax.

-- Casper - I keep cutting it, and cutting it, and it's still too short!

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#1 posted 06-24-2019 10:41 AM

WOW! Magnificant patterns!

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#2 posted 06-24-2019 12:13 PM

Well done job. Looks like one of my shirts.

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

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#3 posted 06-24-2019 03:01 PM

It really looks like Plaid! Good job Phil.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#4 posted 06-24-2019 04:27 PM

Those are really great. Good job there!

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#5 posted 06-24-2019 04:54 PM

Phil, you started out making end grain boards with a bang. That will be a tough act to follow.

Thanks for sharing.

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#6 posted 06-24-2019 05:05 PM

Thanks guys! My wife was very happy with the end result too, I’m already getting started on making one for her. I didn’t really know what I was getting into when I started these. But I’m positive that any end grain cutting boards I do from here on out can’t really get any more complicated.

-- Casper - I keep cutting it, and cutting it, and it's still too short!

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#7 posted 06-24-2019 07:40 PM

Very cool idea!

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#8 posted 06-24-2019 11:08 PM

Very well done. I’ll add this to my To Do List.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#9 posted 06-25-2019 12:03 AM

Great looking board!!

-- John, Suffolk Virgina

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#10 posted 06-25-2019 01:34 AM

Well done

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#11 posted 06-25-2019 03:02 PM

I totally love those. I imagine they took a lot of work arranging the pattern.

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#12 posted 06-25-2019 09:51 PM

I like those and I am sure that Norm Abram would like them too!

-- "Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored." -- Aldous Huxley

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#13 posted 07-04-2019 11:28 AM

Wow!! Those will sure be cherished. Well done!

-- Chiropractors are also good with Knots...

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