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DWSmith
10-04-2014, 07:54 AM
This year has been exceptionally busy! I managed to hire a worker who actually shows up early, works hard and is eager to learn. The order volume has increased and even though we are seeing more orders I have been able to stock the shelves in advance of the upcoming busy season and stay on top of orders shipping far quicker than I have been able to in the past. We don't have a lot of extra time but in the past three weeks I have had enough time to tackle two projects I have been interested in attempting. One is detailed and pictured below.

As a rule I donít usually try different designs preferring to stay with the tried and true professional grade designs that have worked so well in the past. I don't like the cutesy designs and have virtually no requests so they are not attempted and without enough extra time to devote to those "special" designs I simply choose to avoid them. So with a little extra time in the shop I decided to give this design a try. Instead of using just two different species of wood, I choose four, maple, mahogany, cherry and walnut. We glued the initial two blanks then cut and glued the pieces an additional four times which resulted in the two boards. If I were to make them again there are some procedures I would do differently.

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Of course, no two will ever be the same and all the pieces are different and varied in shape, size and color. I have two shows coming up in the next two months and will show both and take orders only.

mark76
10-04-2014, 08:11 AM
Very nice!

Mrmnms
10-04-2014, 08:23 AM
Very cool board.

chefcomesback
10-04-2014, 08:29 AM
Very cool board.

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glestain
10-04-2014, 09:14 AM
I can't see my ingredient!
Nice work!

Vesteroid
10-04-2014, 10:26 AM
Would like to have one, I will email you

Dave Martell
10-04-2014, 04:10 PM
It's like the damascus of cutting boards - I love it!

DWSmith
10-04-2014, 06:06 PM
It's like the damascus of cutting boards - I love it!

Can't quite call it a Damascus, (but I like it) don't want to take a name away from the knife makers. If anyone has a suggestion for a name I will consider it.

Dave, are you back up to speed yet. I have been away for a while.

Zwiefel
10-04-2014, 06:26 PM
ha! That's a clever marketing name...I like it.



It's like the damascus of cutting boards - I love it!

DWSmith
10-04-2014, 09:39 PM
I have been asked if these are for sale. No, the boards in the photos are for display at this time only for the next two shows. If the interest is great enough or I get orders, then I will make more. The reason is simple, they require more time, cutting gluing and clamping than a regular cutting board. The first two took almost a week.

Vesteroid
10-04-2014, 10:27 PM
I suck at waiting

johnstoc
10-05-2014, 12:17 PM
That's a really unique board, I like it.

Mandrake
10-10-2014, 02:14 AM
That must be insane to assemble. WoW! What kind of glue is used? One critique of some boards (esp in the context of bamboo) is that the glue is hard and hurts knives. Thus, smaller part boards need more glue and that is bad - unless it isn't? Any thoughts?

CutFingers
10-10-2014, 02:22 AM
Okay...I would call it The Variable Lignan Mosiac Cutting Board...

USC 2012
10-10-2014, 01:07 PM
How about boarouflage TM, Patent pending? Lol!

DWSmith
10-28-2014, 06:12 AM
New name. Chaos sounds like confusion, turmoil and trouble. The new designation/name will be patchwork board.

Bill13
10-28-2014, 08:28 AM
I like the name, reminds me of the term patchwork quilts.