Basket Weave Cutting Board

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Project by kdc68 posted 10-02-2013 09:38 PM 35123 views 83 times favorited 37 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a fun project to make. The woods I used were maple, walnut, and cherry. I used a home brew of mineral oil and bees wax for the finish. After some debating, the decision of installing the feet was the right one. I purchased them from Home Depot and swapped out the long screws that came with for some shorter stainless #6×1/2” panhead screws. The edges are eased with a 1/4” roundover bit. The individual blocks that create the pattern are 7/8” x 1-1/2” x 1-1/2” and 7/8” x 1-1/2” x 4-1/2”. The overall dimensions are 7/8” x 10-1/2” x 16-1/2”.

The jig lined with wax paper used in the glue up was a success. Just enough clamping pressure to see squeeze out and all the pieces remained flat and true to each other. Little effort was needed to level the slight variations afterwards. The wax paper did its job and peeled off easily. In the photo you can see I numbered the individual blocks for the sequence for which I applied glue and placed in the jig. I glued all 47 pieces at once; the numbers helped me move quickly and efficiently.

This board will be a Christmas gift for a good friend of mine who is a vegetarian. I think it will be perfect for her lifestyle and fit nicely with her kitchen decor….that is if I don’t keep this for myself. The photos of the completed board on the workbench in the shop don’t give this justice. The wood combos complement each other very well.

I got my inspiration from these fellow Lumberjocks. I want to say thank you to all of you. I appreciate the time each of you took to post these projects and blogs. The level of craftsmanship amongst all of you is top notch


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#1 posted 10-02-2013 09:49 PM

Very nice. I have always enjoyed the basket weave look.
Well done.

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#2 posted 10-02-2013 09:50 PM

Excellent block. Thanks for sharing.

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#3 posted 10-02-2013 09:58 PM

Thank you for the compliments !

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#4 posted 10-02-2013 10:31 PM

Very nice!The choice of wood species really work together.

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#5 posted 10-03-2013 01:11 AM

Great looking board and choice of woods. Inspired or not, you made it and it turned out beautiful.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#6 posted 10-03-2013 02:13 AM

Yeah man, that looks flawless. I think this will be my next cutting board project.

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#7 posted 10-03-2013 02:52 AM

That is a real beauty. Looks perfect.

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#8 posted 10-03-2013 02:57 AM

great looking board kdc68 thanks for the post and the links got to try tis one day

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#9 posted 10-03-2013 03:24 AM

A very beautiful board! I’m sure your friend will appreciate it!

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#10 posted 10-03-2013 03:28 AM

Great looking cutting board. Your design is fantastic.

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#11 posted 10-03-2013 03:33 AM

Love the use of walnut. Thanks for sharing and the basket weave pattern is awesome!!


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#12 posted 10-03-2013 03:41 AM

Awesome job! Love it

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#13 posted 10-03-2013 03:43 AM

Looks great!

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#14 posted 10-03-2013 04:06 AM

Very handsomely done!

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#15 posted 10-03-2013 09:44 AM

Thank you everyone for the compliments !

And, thank you Lumberjocks for the Daily Top 3 !

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