3D Cutting Board

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Project by rockmolsen posted 02-28-2018 01:14 AM 1848 views 5 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been wanting to try this for sometime. I did waste a fair amount of lumber trying to get the parallelograms cut just right. I started out with 1 3/4 thick stock of walnut maple & cherry. They were then ripped on the tablesaw to 1 3/4” wide, then cut at 30 degree 2 ” lengths. I glued 22 of these together (see pic 4) and then slowly glued all those together to a rough board. Its true you can’t have too many clamps! Its a tough glue-up. Cut the excess waste on the tablesaw/crosscut sled and ran through the planer. Sanded to 240 and finished with mineral oil/beeswax mix. One thing I’ve learned to do on cutting baords is after the first sanding, I use a spray bottle of water to wet the board down, raise the grain and then do a final sanding. It does make a difference. The board is 17” x 10” x 1 1/2”. I did have a few gaps that I filled with the glue and sawdust trick. Next one will be better and larger.

Thanks for looking.

-- Rick --------The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.

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#1 posted 02-28-2018 01:52 AM

very cool!

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#2 posted 02-28-2018 02:12 AM

good job, nice outcome for your hard work

-- phil, nevada

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#3 posted 02-28-2018 03:07 AM

I’m always so impressed with these 3d cutting boards, nice work Rick.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#4 posted 02-28-2018 07:29 AM

Very large ammount of work you put in this projects and sure it paied of. Beautiful board. Thanks for tips you used to make it better.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 02-28-2018 12:23 PM

This is a beautiful cutting board and so nicely done and I really do love the 3D pattern.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#6 posted 02-28-2018 04:33 PM

Outstanding work!

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