“high five” … well, this is exciting, isn’t it!
I love “firsts” .. and I also love hearing that a spouse is getting a long-saught-after creation!
Now, if I could just figure out how it went from zigzags to the final design.

-- Toxins Out, Nature In - body/mind/spirit

Beautiful and very creative.

-- Losing fingers since 1969

You did good here !…I’m sure your wife will love it….We are our own worst critics…..I reviewed the step by step photos and found this to be a complex pattern and can see why it was frustrating…But you pulled it off and it looks great….Well done…

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

WOW! That is a really cool design. Great job! You’re wife will love it, and will only see the love you put into this.

Wow! You belong on another planet!


you might try “Lamination Pro” it is design software that works really well, and you can see your design before you build it. google it for site.

-- Smitty

Thank you all for uplifting comments.

I just need to learn how to slow down and plan better. That has been a struggle for me.

Smitty1, I looked at it once but did was not very impressed with the options.. I think it’s a great tool but the combination of flipping and shifting did not cover most of the possibilities covered in the book.
I see there is a new version out. I will download that and try it again.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

I think it turned out great! Very very nice board. Only the maker would see the flaws. And thanks for the step by step, and the notes of what you would do differently.

-- Might As Well Dance : http://barbsid.blogspot.com/

Nice design and great photos.

It is visually very appealing.

-- -nicky

I’m always amazed to see great designs like this on cutting boards ,even following the photo work up it’s still a bit confusing to me. This is beautiful and amazing .

-- woodworking classes, custom furniture maker

Barb, Nicky: Thanks!

A1jim: Thanks! I am amazed myself that I still got the basic pattern even after the screw ups.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

Abbas, flaws or not, that is an amazing board, and thanks for the mini blog!

-- Jeff

Thanks Jeff!

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

Amazing… absolutely amazing… Love the handles….

-- Drink twice... don't bother to cut @ lazylarrysworkshop.com.au

Thanks Larry!
I learned from the pro. You know, the one in Australia :)

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

Looking good and thanks for the mention.

That is one expensive book isn’t it?

It’s expensive indeed. The worst part only used copies are available since its out of print.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

Once again very unique I love the way you show each step. Thanks

Thanks Sypuck!

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

What a lot of work ,but wow was it worth it,fantastic.

-- woodworking classes, custom furniture maker

Thanks Jim!

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA