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My influence for this board was the art of the American Southwest. I gave it to my daughter Rachel as an anniversary gift and she displays it on the hutch.

Photo #2 shows the finger recess.

The woods used are: Eastern Maple,Cherry,American Sycamore,Peruvian Walnut,Western Maple,Bloodwood,Wenge,Claro Walnut,Birch,Mahogany,Vermillion and Purpleheart.
This has about six coats of lacquer, because its for serving/show..I prefer mineral oil if the board is going to be used to cut on.

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Hey, Andy, give me one and I promise I'll use it. LOL Really nice and very unique That's a pretty neat design for odds and ends.
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Very unique…reminds me of a native american rug. Don't think I'd use it either.
 

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A very nice mix of wood and shapes with the inlays. I not sure I would cut on it either…..
 

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accurate work, neat, great design, talented, nice finish…i wouldn't want to use it either…too pretty to cut anything on it.
 

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WOW ! That is the most gorgeous cutting/serving board I have ever seen! I have made hundreds of cutting boards but none that match that. Great Work.
 

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Very nice work, Andy.
 

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Astounding! That's no serving board, that is sculpture.
 

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Hey Andy if you want people to actually use them you've got to stop making them look so nice. If I were the owner, the first person to spill something on it would have much restitution to pay.
 

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beautiful piece of art!

that sure looks like a LOT of work!! wow.
 

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Impressive cutting board - it's a "cut above" the rest for sure.
 

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I appreciate all your kind comments.
FYI: These are easier to make than they appear.Its alot of careful setup and cutting, but its pretty straight forward.
 

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Andy,

Beautiful board! This demonstrates what musicians call "artistic license."
 

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Wonderful board! Much too much work to be cut on!
 

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Beautiful design, Andy!

I'd never have the patience to attempt soething like that.
 

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I'd have to venture that you have made your own inlay banding at some juncture, Andy. Still and all, this is wonderful, and quite inspiring (My brain is squirming. I smell sawdust!)
 

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Thank you everyone!
@Douglas-No,actually I havent made banding yet,but made up similar strips for earrings a few years back.Quite tedious and exacting.I prefer working with these sizes :). These boards are pretty much a case of repetetive sized strips cut using stops and a few angle changes.Some boards I use the mortiser to punch holes at odd angles to form diamonds,even overlaping them.
TIP: Dont mix edge and end grain.I did in this board but it is very difficult to sand flat becuase the hardness varies so much.It is difficult as it is because these woods are quite dissimilar.
 

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Andy: A great board. It's definetely a keeper. And who says you can't have wallhanging cutting board.

Just be careful when the in-laws showup and run the electric carving knife across it. Then you get to sand it again.
 

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i like it ! four stars and thumbs up !
 
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