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Hey LJs,

This is a cutting board done as a Chevron with steps. Are you looking at the top of the steps, or from below? I believe if Escher made boards, he would have made one like this.

I somehow get drawn into designing these things. When times get boring, or I get stuck trying to finish my other projects, I seem to always turn back to them. Maybe I am addicted.

My name is Steve, and I have a cutting board problem.

The build was pretty straight forward. I made two identical glue-ups; one with maple and cherry, the other with maple and walnut. I then cut them into strips on a 45 degree diagonal. The walnut was at 3/4 inch wide, and the cherry was 7/8 and 2 inch widths. I flipped the walnut pieces over, and then alternated the two different woods. You can see on the last picture how I determined where to cut out the center section. You can also see my pencil marks and strip numbering to ease the often hectic glue-up phase.

Sanded to 220 and finished with drug store mineral oil. Final size is about 12 inches by 17 inches.

Thanks for looking,
Steve

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Hi Steve - I'm Jeff - and it's because of people like you, I have a cutting board problem too….....

Seriously - that is another one outstanding original design - truly amazing…........thanks Steve…
 

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Nice board Steve, maybe you should start a twelve step program to help us overcome our addictions?
I always like the Escher looking boards.
Thanks for posting it. Even if it does start me thinking of cutting boards.
 

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Steve

Hi my name is Eddie i want to be a addictic too:)

love it .that turned out great i got to build one of these you may be an enabler thanks for the post
 

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Steve, another great design! You really have a talent for making most of the rest of us feel inferior. :) You also have a talent for your design and execution or great looking CB's. Thanks for the post.
 

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Hi Steve…..

I am also an addict - I have been CB Sober for over a year now….....And I think It's about time I make another one! Yeah - this time maybe a drunken one, or a tumbling block one, or a…......Somebody STOP Me!

This looks fantastic - I would love to know where you get the ideas you come up with!

Keep it up,

-bob
 

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Steve,

Thank for your Step by step project!

LOOKS great!

Cool technique!
 

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Another great design. Steve also started my cb addiction last year with one of his designs.
 

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Geeez you guys crack me up, hey Steve you have a tricky design there,
are the different size steps for cutting different size pieces of food??? :: )))
or
do you like to cut somethings going uphill & some down::))

Great job mate, love them
Pete
 

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Very nice Steve but you make my brain hurt with this stuff.
Great illusion!
 

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Steve, this is the best yet. Definitely looks like an Escher work.
 

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Who is Escher? Fantastic work. i don't know how you do it, but it makes my head spin. even with the directions…
 

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Great design. Thanks for the step by step. One question, and I think I can do this. How long were the strips when you started?
 

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steve, you have way too much time on your hands!!! LOL love that board i swear that you are a reincarnation of james escher
 

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Nice one Steve. You must be getting old though, needing two landings to get up stairs. It's weird too, only by turning my head sideways can I see the steps from the bottom.
 

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Looks real good wonderful design!!!!
 

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Wonderful Steve. Another very impressive original piece.
 

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It has been a while for me …. need to get back to basics once more… great design… I love Chevrons…
 

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Looks great Steve.
I have been board curred for over a year.

It's been tough. Not sure it will last much longer.
Thanks for posting.
 

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my, my, that's fascinating. My geometric mind wants it to be more uniform , but that's my brain! it's rather nifty and fun to look at. thanks for sharing with us
 

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Hi Steve: Another masterful creation. Two questions: What length for the boards at the start and how did you determine the offset on the first glue up? My first chevron effort was unsuccessful because I didn't correctly determine the board length at the outset and had too few pieces when finished to have a useable board.
 
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