More Cutting Boards - as seen on LumberJocks

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Project by arudson posted 02-21-2011 08:44 AM 7007 views 37 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the sequel to my earlier posting ( ) displaying cutting boards I’ve made from the fabulous designs others have posted on LumberJocks.

As indicated in my earlier posting, I don’t think there is anything new here that hasn’t already been seen on LumberJocks. I’m posting these on the premise that forgery is the highest form of flattery and I submit my renditions to honour the original designers and encourage others to try these projects. Based on the feedback from my earlier log, everyone, including several of the original posters, seems to agree that this is indeed the spirit of LumberJocks.

The first board is Degoose’s Tumbling Blocks cutting board ( ). I needed to clean up the edges of the sausages before cross cutting which resulted in many of pieces being less then true making for a tricky and unsatisfying glue up.

I had planned on making two tight weave boards, one walnut with maple stripings, and the other maple with walnut stripings. These two boards turned out great and I ended with enough leftover blocks that I assembled this smaller mixed board which turned out to be my favourite. There are several good posts on tight weaves including ( ) and ( ).

The third board is my version of KnotCurser’s Random CB ( ). This type of board is great as it uses all those scrap pieces that are filling up the wood bin. The next time I make one of these I’ll probably go a full 2” thick.

Next are two boards by Dchip are Plaid ( ) and Another Board ( ). These were fun, pretty quick to build and look great.

The fifth is a bricks style cutting board. This one wasn’t specifically modeled after any particular board on LumberJocks but is a combination of different ideas from other boards on LumberJocks. The bricks (maple) measure 2” x 1-1/4” and the mortar (walnut) is a full 3/8” wide. If I make another one of these I may play with the dimensions a bit to get a better bricks motif but this is kind of nice too.

The final board is Patron’s did it my way board ( ). I was blown away when I first saw this and knew I needed to make one for myself. Using the big router bits was a bit scary and my cuts weren’t as perfect as they could have been but it glued up ok. I’m confident that I can and will do better next time.

LumberJocks has given me many designs to replicate and has shared knowledge and know-how that is allowing me to try some different variations that ‘have not been seen on LumberJocks’, I look forward to posting some of these ‘hybrid’ designs as they are completed in the weeks, months and years to come.

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#1 posted 02-21-2011 02:05 PM

This is just absolutely stunning work.
I am just speechless. How did you keep these all secret and then dump them all at once? What a hoot.

My hat is off to you sir,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#2 posted 02-21-2011 03:18 PM

very nice …i’ll try these myself later on

-- Life is enjoyable especially when you borrow from people

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#3 posted 02-21-2011 04:18 PM

WOW !!!!
You’ve recreated the Mona Lisa of cutting boards.
These guys are masters at what they do.
You’re doing all my favourites, between this posting and your last.
I wouldn’t be able to hold it all in like you did for so long.
These boards are glueing nightmares, and you pulled it off beautifully.
Very well done.
I’m really impressed.

-- I'm a Fungi --

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#4 posted 02-21-2011 04:30 PM

Very well done on all of them. Great information on the description as well.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 02-21-2011 06:44 PM

These all look really great! Really liking the 4th (top) cherry/walnut/maple combo. And the wavy board… that is end grain? Looks like it… nice.

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#6 posted 02-21-2011 08:52 PM

Wow. You have had some productive shop time. They all look great. Thanks for the post.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#7 posted 02-21-2011 09:52 PM

Thanks for putting all the links in one location. I’m sure I will be making some of these when my scrap pile plumps up again.

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#8 posted 02-22-2011 01:55 AM

I would say your version of “my” board looks even better than the original!

Fine job!

Now I have to find something else to “up the bar” so to speak.


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#9 posted 02-22-2011 04:56 AM

To cool just started messing around with my first tumbling block project last night , very nice thanks Jerry

-- if you dont think you can, your right

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#10 posted 02-22-2011 01:10 PM

very well done!!!! on the bricks style board is the long strip of mortar end grain or face grain???

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#11 posted 02-22-2011 08:57 PM

Amazing work my friend. You just dropped a bomb on us LVDT folk. Your work is spectacular and you are honoring the greats. Thank you for posting.

-- Measure, cut, curse, repeat.

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#12 posted 02-22-2011 10:22 PM

WOW! I am always curious to know just how these are made… I guess its all just geometric cuts, but to get it all perfect is really impressive.

-- "Being a perfectionist does not make one perfect..."

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#13 posted 02-22-2011 10:37 PM

Great haul!

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#14 posted 02-23-2011 04:21 AM

this is amazing work!

-- "everything is beautiful, but not everyone sees it" ~confucius-551-449 b.c.~

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#15 posted 02-24-2011 05:25 AM

How did you do the wavy board (last pic)? It seems like you would need a lathe and a heavy duty shaper.

Oops…. never mind. Answer provided in link. A shaper it is… boy, that huge bit looks like it could put up quite a fight if it wanted to.

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