Tumbling Block end grain cutting board

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Project by bluemax posted 06-21-2012 03:48 AM 18789 views 17 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Everyone else is making cool cutting boards so when the Franklin-Horner community centre asked me to make them a cutting board, I had to show off a bit. It wasn’t until a while ago that I looked more closely at what everyone else is doing and realized how far behind I am in cutting boards and how amazing the patterns that some people make actually are. I have a long way to go to catch up but here’s a start.

P.S.- If you like contrast and pattern like I do, build a cutting board. Then try and build just one. Good Luck!

-- Bluemax - Risk is necessary!

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#1 posted 06-21-2012 03:52 AM

Cool…and no I couldn’t stop at one

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#2 posted 06-21-2012 03:56 AM

like larry says
you just keep going

there is no catching up

there is learning
and improving

nice board

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 06-21-2012 05:38 AM

This I’m in love with.


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#4 posted 06-21-2012 06:46 AM

Looks great!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#5 posted 06-21-2012 10:40 AM

Nice job, I have been addicted to making them for some time now. Well done.

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

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#6 posted 06-21-2012 11:26 AM

Looks good, I think you will be making more….....

@Larry, that cracked me up. Thanks for the early morning laugh.

-- Mel,

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#7 posted 06-21-2012 11:58 AM

I too am addicted. What to do – probably make more.

Very nice job, good and tight.
Walnut, cherry, and maple?


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#8 posted 06-21-2012 01:02 PM

The woods that I used were maple, sapele and walnut.

-- Bluemax - Risk is necessary!

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#9 posted 06-21-2012 01:23 PM

You’re behind what? This is gorgeous. Great wood selection, amazing design. Cutting boards are definitely satisfying to build.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#10 posted 06-21-2012 05:16 PM

That’s awesome. Does anyone know a good resource on how to make these? I’ve pondered and pondered on the trick to these but I can’t seem to grasp it.

-- Woodworking for the hobbyist woodworker.

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#11 posted 06-21-2012 08:24 PM

Great looking cutting board. Looks like your glue up and finishing skills are top notch

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables

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#12 posted 06-21-2012 10:59 PM

If you’re interested in making a board like this the best thing to do is look through the various blogs posted by the membership. Some people here are gifted when it comes to explaining the process. Their ingenuity of process and clarity of explanation are amazing. I’d start by searching the site, looking at louis cubes or tumbling blocks, and if I didn’t get what I want I’d start cutting wood and develop my own process. You could also ask questions in the forum area. I’ve received some great suggestions that have given me alternatives when I thought that I had none. If some the answers are particularly clear then maybe that person would be open to a more direct conversation although I don’t think this site is encouages that. It’s more about community.

-- Bluemax - Risk is necessary!

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#13 posted 06-22-2012 12:53 AM

Awesome work, good show Bluemax!

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#14 posted 06-22-2012 01:41 AM

well done Buddy ! very precise work

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#15 posted 06-22-2012 01:51 AM

This is way cool! It’s the kind of thing my Dad would have made. Hope one day I might have the time to try something like this.

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