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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

12 Comments

Moment

I Like the illusion on these , quite nice !

lanwater

Thanks Moment!

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

kdc68

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

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

SPalm

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

Steve

-- I'm no rocket surgeon

Gary

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

lanwater

Thanks for the nice comments.

It’s nice to see the best bunch here.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

BarbS

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

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

danofpaco

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!

lanwater

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

Tim Dahn

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?

lanwater

I use the long sled from time to time. Not nearly as much as my cross cut sleds.
This said it saves me a lot of headache on many occasions. It’s great for tapers, angled cuts, strait edge…

It’s very easy to make.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

a1jim

Way cool board Abbas

-- woodworking classes, custom furniture maker

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