Argyle cutting board and an early start on Christmas gifts.

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Project by Cajunmarine posted 10-05-2016 04:04 PM 1740 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was definitely much harder than I expected. Glueing up all these smaller peices is much more difficult than a traditional 3d cutting board. I think I may build a jig to help with the next one.

-- Semper Fi

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#1 posted 10-05-2016 05:45 PM

Wow. That’s all I’ve got. Wow.

-- Jordan, Chicago, not allowed near saws or goats. Or goats with saws.

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#2 posted 10-05-2016 07:08 PM

Very Nice! I’m going to try chevron style soon, any tips??

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#3 posted 10-05-2016 07:30 PM

Great looking work. I am in awe of the 3-d cutting boards. How do you contour the adjoining pieces perfectly? Are those cuts? If so, how do you get them cleaned up and glued together like that?

-- Zach, Ohio

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#4 posted 10-05-2016 08:13 PM

Looks like you will have some happy gift recipients. Strong work. I have done the argyle and drunken, next on list chevron thanks for the inspiration. Nice wood combinations

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#5 posted 10-05-2016 08:28 PM

The chevron style is actually quite easy. Once I glue the strips together in whichever order you choose I make a mitered cut at the table saw at 15 degrees. I then use that 15 deg angle and place it on the tablesaw fence and rip the strips down to about 1 inch or so. Then you just flip every other board which brings the pattern alive. The trick to getting good joints is gluing some sandpaper to a very flat surface, I use a block of granite, and sand the edges perfectly square. I’ll post a pic of my little setup. Granite cost me 10 bucks at the local shop and I just replace sandpaper as it wears out. Saves a ton of heartache when gluing up.

-- Semper Fi

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#6 posted 10-05-2016 08:32 PM

Phil I love your bandsaw boxes. I just a Laguna 14-12 and I’m waiting on my 1/8 blade to come in so I can make a few for the kids. I attempted with my 3/8 blade with very dismal results.

-- Semper Fi

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#7 posted 10-05-2016 08:54 PM

It turned out great-I want to try this pattern someday-maybe on some coasters.

Thanks for your service to our country.

Bill in MI

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#8 posted 10-06-2016 09:56 AM

Great patterns and 3D effects. The first one reminds me on simmilar winnter scarf pattern.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#9 posted 10-06-2016 03:35 PM

Just started the whole cutting board thing myself. Looks like I have a ways to go to catch up to your mad skills. Great job!

-- Dave, York, PA, Wildside Woodworking

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#10 posted 02-05-2017 04:20 PM

Lovely piece and great craftsmanship.
Enjoyed your explanation, must try the technique in making a checkered boot!
Regards, Roman, the Bootman.

-- Author of POWER CARVING BOOTS & SHOES - Schiffer Publishing. Available online or your favourite bookstore.

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