Wedding Grain

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Project by SwainCustoms posted 08-03-2012 01:15 AM 2904 views 10 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made a few boards where I spent a good time trying to wed the grain. let me know what you think, also looking for a few good plans on a cutting board glue up jig. Anyone know? In the one board it was my first time using padouk it looked like I murdered a jack o lantern in the shop when making it. Wedding the grain adds so much more to the boards along with the color pattern of the woods.


-- Zach @

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#1 posted 08-03-2012 02:48 AM

Great looking board!

-- Bob A in NJ

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#2 posted 08-03-2012 03:34 AM

Hansdsome cutting boards ! What do you mean by “wedding” the grain ? Matching or harmonizing ?

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#3 posted 08-03-2012 03:38 AM

Impressive work !!

-- Dana, Tn and Tx artist

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#4 posted 08-03-2012 05:24 AM

I would say matching the grain. What would harmonizing be?

-- Zach @

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#5 posted 08-03-2012 05:29 AM

Nice boards.

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#6 posted 08-03-2012 09:40 AM

Nice boards I really like the first one so much character! Great Job!

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

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#7 posted 08-03-2012 10:45 AM

Nice boards. The board in pics 3 and 6 looks like you could use a hatchet on it and it wouldnt hurt it. That is a tight board. Good work and I wish I knew of the jig you are asking about …. I’d buy one yesterday!!!!

Again, good work on all these.

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#8 posted 08-03-2012 01:53 PM

Beautiful and unique. I would look forward to putting a knife to it!

-- - In Christ

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#9 posted 08-03-2012 01:57 PM

Nice boards. I have seen two nice jigs for gluing up boards on here as projects

What you are calling “wedding” would be called book-matching if this were in any other project outside of a cutting board.

I really love the way that the sapwood/heart plays on the walnut on the first board. It almost looks like a time-lapse photo of a rocket launch.


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#10 posted 08-03-2012 03:14 PM

beautiful work.

Thanks for posting

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#11 posted 08-03-2012 04:05 PM

The first one looks amazing. Very unique. Love it.

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#12 posted 08-04-2012 04:50 AM

Lovely boards!! The one in the last picture is really nice!!

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#13 posted 08-04-2012 06:51 AM

Thanks everyone

-- Zach @

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#14 posted 08-04-2012 12:36 PM

Which one do I get? Oh, the first one! That one is wicked cool.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#15 posted 01-30-2013 05:18 AM

wow the first one is very special. WOW! WOW!

-- Gerry (the beginner), Gatineau, QC, Canada

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