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Wide chevron board

This is my first post here. I discovered this site thanks to my LJ buddy Moment.

I made these cutting boards about 2 years ago Just in time for Christmas.
I am reposting these boards here because I liked them and also to get a feel for this site
The angles different angles for each to maximize the use of the wood; the steepest, I believe, was 32 degrees.

Some build pictures:

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

I Like the illusion on these , quite nice !

Thanks Moment!

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

Very cool….great contrast….well done !…..thanks for sharing

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

That wild maple grain really adds interest to the boards.
Nice balanced design.


-- I'm no rocket surgeon

Looks great. I’ve done several box lids with the chevron on top. I learned it when David (Patron) and Larry (degoose) were in a race to see who could make the next generation. That was really fun stuff

-- I'm the one with the beard

Thanks for the nice comments.

It’s nice to see the best bunch here.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

Those are nice, eye-catching designs for your boards, Ian. Well done!

-- Might As Well Dance :

Do you find that the C clamps at each joint helps a lot in keeping the boards flat? I use cauls but there always seems to be a decent amount of flattening left to do…

Nice boards, really like the designs!

Thanks BarbS.

Danofpaco: Thanks.They help quite a bit. Lately I am discovering that, gluing few pieces at the time with less clamp pressure is much better. Much less flatteing.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

Great looking boards lanwater, I like the different contrasting woods.

That ripping sled looks interesting, I have a crosscut sled but it has not occurred to me to make one like this. How often do you use it?