Maple, Bloodwood, and Purpleheart Cutting Board with 4 Ribbons

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Project by Todd posted 09-27-2018 09:18 PM 1360 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

12”x16” hard maple, bloodwood, and purpleheart. Finished with 3 coats of Watco Butcher Block Oil.

There are four 1/8” ribbons, two of which are bloodwood and two of which are purple heart. The camera does not do justice to the crimson red of the bloodwood and the deep purple of the purple heart.

-- Todd, Huntsville, AL

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#1 posted 09-27-2018 09:52 PM

Yeah, it wasn’t until that close up I could even see which was which. Is that the saw through and clamp the thin rip of material in, and clamp or did the CNC just cut a shallow relief? I did see it went around the side, but didn’t know if it was solid through?

Another one that when I made them was just a lookit at that piece, never got used x 5. I said at least cut some bread, or cheese on it…......Crickets….....

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#2 posted 09-27-2018 10:16 PM

Ribbons run solid through the board. Board required 5 glue-ups.

-- Todd, Huntsville, AL

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#3 posted 09-28-2018 10:59 AM

I love the curved laminations and think they are fun to do, too. People look at it and wonder how you did that. I’ve used that method in several box lids but not a cutting board yet. Very sharp looking!

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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#4 posted 09-28-2018 01:03 PM


What do you use to cut the slot?

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#5 posted 09-28-2018 03:56 PM


What do you use to cut the slot?

- johnstoneb

Thanks! I use a 1/8” bit in my CNC to cut about a 3/8” deep slot. I then separate the pieces using my band saw and clean up the curve with a flush trim bit in my router table before gluing each ribbon in.

-- Todd, Huntsville, AL

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