"Tri-Force Cutting Boards", Or "The impossible 60 degree Cut"

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Project by Stephen posted 04-19-2014 01:24 AM 3776 views 11 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are a few photos of some tri-force cutting boards I have made lately. I made the first one for a good friend, who saw one online and was a huge zelda fan. I kept putting it off, and couldn’t make her understand how hard I thought it would be to make those perfect triangles. I told her that a 45 degree cut is one thing, but I don’t know about a 60, lol.
Well after a few lopsided attempts on the RAS, I finally came up with a nice table saw sled that not only let me cut the smaller triangles, but trim up the larger ones after being glued up.
I used biscuits to hold most of the pieces together, because I don’t trust the grain deviations of the triangles.
These are both done out of walnut and hard maple, and finished with mineral oil.

Next I need to do some end grain ones I guess.
If anyone is really interested I’ll post photos of the sled I used.

-- -Stephen, WV ,

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Scott Oldre

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#1 posted 04-19-2014 02:51 AM

I think they look awesome. End grain is easy compared to what you’re doing.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#2 posted 04-19-2014 04:01 AM

Very nice looking and crisp cutting, well done!

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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#3 posted 04-19-2014 04:23 AM

Very nice! I would like to see the sled

-- So much to little time.....

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#4 posted 04-19-2014 11:47 AM

Good looking boards! Nice job on them…....................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 04-19-2014 02:32 PM

Here are some photos of the sled I used.
It is a piece of mdf with a runner on the bottom, and a 30 degree triangle attached to the top.

-- -Stephen, WV ,

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#6 posted 04-19-2014 02:53 PM

Nice design. Very creative using the sled to create the desired effect.

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#7 posted 04-20-2014 02:50 AM

How are you going to stop Ganondorf from stealing your cutting board?

-- Adventure? Heh! Excitement? Heh! A Woodworker craves not these things!

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