Basket Weave Cutting Board

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Project by Randy_ATX posted 12-21-2012 04:13 AM 10777 views 26 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this and one other project for my dad for Christmas. Starting a 1400 mile drive tomorrow morning, so I won’t have time to get the other, more exciting project posted just yet. Wood: African Mahogany, Ash, Walnut. Finish: Mineral Oil. Side note: I have had the Ash for at least 15 years, it was from a tree in my grandmother’s yard (my dad’s mom).

(1) Side view of the round-over and handles.
(2-3) playing with the angles, photos.
(4) dry fit before glue-up.
(5) Planed and ripped to width.
(6) I thought this Ash was beautiful after one or two passes on the planner. The saw mill was one with a giant circular saw style blade back in Ohio.

This was a fun project. I got my initial ideas from these two postings (thanks DaN and Tony):

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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#1 posted 12-21-2012 04:20 AM

Beautiful board.

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#2 posted 12-21-2012 05:19 AM

I really like it Austin. I am going to have to get around to doing one of those someday. Great day today. Toured the Sam Maloof House and shop in California. Gee what an experience.

-- Roger M, Aiken, SC

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#3 posted 12-21-2012 05:37 AM

Very nice cuttingboard.


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#4 posted 12-21-2012 07:58 AM

Great work!

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#5 posted 12-21-2012 10:18 AM

Good wotk, nice pattern

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#6 posted 12-21-2012 12:43 PM

Well done , looks fantastic

-- Everyone calls me Ed or Eddie , mom still calls me Edward if she is mad at me.

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#7 posted 12-21-2012 02:14 PM

Thanks for the comments everyone.

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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#8 posted 12-21-2012 02:26 PM

Very nice cutting board. I’ll have to try one!...........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#9 posted 12-21-2012 02:29 PM

Beautiful board! The family connection will add to the board being a treasured gift.
I would make a raised panel out of some of the ash and leave the old sawmill marks on the back side to preserve a piece of the story behind the woods source.

-- Fine Custom Woodwork since 1978

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#10 posted 12-21-2012 03:36 PM

great story on the Ash! We have a bunch of Walnut that we share as a family from an old tree that was downed on land that has been in the family for over 100 years. Feels good knowing there’s some history in your work.

-- It is better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt.

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#11 posted 12-21-2012 04:11 PM

Wdwerker – that’s a good idea. I have about 60 or more board feet of the Ash, some of it 15” wide. Ichbinpete It is fun to use lumber with a history, it means much more than purchasing it.

The more I look at the first photo, it keeps reminding me of a coral snake, actually a Mexican milk snake – “red touch black, friend of jack, red touch yellow, kill a fellow”

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone.

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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#12 posted 12-21-2012 04:19 PM

One more follow-up, in case you caught the part about starting a 1400 mile drive this morning – which obviously I didn’t do yet. As luck would have it my son apparently picked up a virus and was up all night befriending the porcelain throne in his bathroom. He has at least gotten through the worst of it. Ah timing…

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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#13 posted 12-21-2012 04:30 PM

Excellent job done on the board ! I hope your son feels better real soon : )

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#14 posted 12-21-2012 05:54 PM

I SALUTE you sir! You have just upped the ante on cutting boards with that new twist!

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#15 posted 12-21-2012 07:15 PM

Great work I have always loved these. great present.

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

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