Live-Edge Cutting Board with Curves

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Project by JustinCA posted 03-21-2020 08:44 PM 914 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just completed this cutting board. It’s a little more involved than what I usually do. It features a live-edge and 3 overlapping curves made from a mixture of padauk, purpleheart, and maple.

-- Justin, California

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#1 posted 03-22-2020 12:12 AM

I saw this over on the TWW site…congrats on having it as the guild pic!

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#2 posted 03-22-2020 12:34 AM

That’s a beauty. Well done! I can envision some cheese, nuts and wine while sitting around it. :)

-- Darrel

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#3 posted 03-22-2020 01:09 AM

That is really stunning.
Love it.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#4 posted 03-22-2020 01:33 AM

Totally downright impressive!

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#5 posted 03-22-2020 02:06 AM

Beautiful board Justin. I love your choice of woods.

-- AJ

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#6 posted 03-22-2020 02:22 AM

Thanks, everyone! This was a fun board to make.

-- Justin, California

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#7 posted 03-22-2020 12:33 PM

that is one of the things people have just to have not use

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#8 posted 03-22-2020 02:01 PM

Very nice combination of those stripes and live edge.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#9 posted 03-24-2020 02:24 PM

awesome! Can you share your technique for how you did the inlays?

-- The only thing not measured in my shop is time

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#10 posted 03-24-2020 03:06 PM

Definitely! I’ve attached pictures below of this process. I created a router guide that I clamped to the cutting board and used a palm router to route a shallow groove. Then I used the bandsaw to cut in the groove, cutting the board in half. I took the two halves and used a pattern bit on my router table to clean both sides and then glued the strip in between. I did this three times so the board had a total of 4 glue-ups.

-- Justin, California

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