Keytar End Grain Cutting Board

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Project by Matt posted 09-29-2019 02:55 AM 1918 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finished this board earlier this week. It’s a little tweak on other piano boards I have seen. It is made with Maple, Cherry, and Walnut.

I have to thank JL7 for all the math he did (and then shared) of his piano boards

Years ago I took what I learned from JL7 and started milling my lumber into enough blanks to make three piano boards. I had a lot to learn and this project taught me a whole lot about accuracy and checking my tools for square. I got so frustrated that I put the blanks in a box and it sat on a shelf until last week. I found the box and decided to give it another go. I was able to salvage enough usable blanks to make this board. I’m grateful for the lessons and I’m glad I didn’t totally throw the project out because I think it’s my most favorite piece that I’ve made.

-- Matt, Broad Levee Boards, New Orleans

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#1 posted 09-29-2019 10:37 AM

Very nice

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#2 posted 09-29-2019 11:01 AM

While keyboard looks pretty cool, I particularly like the grain pattern you achieved by strategically arranging the lighter wood pieces. Very nice.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#3 posted 09-29-2019 02:06 PM

That is Beautiful board I love the orentation of the Cherry Sap wood to create the Diamond effect Great workmanship.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#4 posted 09-29-2019 04:24 PM

Beautiful work Matt – that is a real stunner! The grain patterns and your accuracy are spot on. This is a challenging project and I too had to push it aside several times before before calling it done…..glad you gave it a second go…..

And thanks for the shout out!

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#5 posted 09-29-2019 10:36 PM

Really well done.

-- Petey

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#6 posted 09-30-2019 01:47 PM

Super nice. Well done, brother!

-- Brian, Calgary

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#7 posted 10-06-2019 04:51 PM

Really nice design. Love it!

-- tel

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