It's nice but its wrong!

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Project by Terry O posted 11-18-2018 10:34 PM 1596 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This end grain cutting board was built using maple and African mahogany for my son who is into math and numbers. What is interesting about binary code on cutting boards is there are four ways to view the code. The pattern is binary code for his first name. Proudly, I showed it to my wife who’s immediate reaction was “It’s nice but its wrong”. Undeterred, I went back to the shop to make one with the correct code.

What is wrong?


Surfacing the end-grain board with the cnc.

-- Terry O, Stonewall, MB, Canada

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#1 posted 11-18-2018 10:59 PM

I’m not sure whats wrong for sure… but my binary skills are telling me there is a problem with the second and fourth rows. I’m guessing your sons name is Vini? if so then the 10000110 should be 01101001 and the 100010110 (which is one character too long) should be 01101001 as well so I’m thinking they got flipped around by accident during final assembly but that is just a lot of guessing on my part…

Still looks very nice! I’m sure he got a kick out of it!

-- Sawdust Developer

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Terry O

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#2 posted 11-18-2018 11:27 PM

You are correct on one count – there are too many digits in one of the rows. The name is Ivan.
Thanks for the comment.

-- Terry O, Stonewall, MB, Canada

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#3 posted 11-18-2018 11:27 PM

Nine bits in one character.
Cool idea any way.
I bet he’ll like it.

-- Mike in SoCal, now East Texas

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 11-19-2018 02:55 AM

You could have fooled me. Looks great!!

cheers, Jim

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

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#5 posted 11-19-2018 04:40 PM

Still – it’s a very cool idea!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#6 posted 11-19-2018 08:20 PM

Nice board, and the CNC Machine caught my eye. So many tools I’d love to have!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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Terry O

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#7 posted 11-19-2018 10:07 PM

The CNC is the easiest way I can think of to flatten an end grain board. I designed/built the CNC from scratch and can’t imagine working without it.

-- Terry O, Stonewall, MB, Canada

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#8 posted 11-20-2018 12:41 AM

I find that there are 10 kinds of people in this world…. those that understand binary and those that don’t. Hahaha

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#9 posted 11-20-2018 02:05 PM

...who would know?...Looks great!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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