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A batch of cutting boards plus a test patern board.

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Project by diverlloyd posted 08-29-2019 05:09 PM 1894 views 6 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These boards are 2” thick 12ish x 16ish and are made of hard maple and walnut.

They are gifts for some of my friends. It was a real pain to get the angles cut and glued together. So they are started with three boards glued together alternating colors. Then squared and cut at a 45 degree angle. To make all of the 45 planks the same I made a v-block to run them through the planer. After that one 45 plank of the walnut,maple,walnut is glued to a plank of maple,walnut,maple. I tried a rub joint and a rub joint with rubber bands for that portion of the glue up, both turned out okay but looked a bit gappy. So I made a bunch of v-blocks 1 1/2” wide and used them with 60 clamps. After that some of the parts were out of square. Nothing a bit of hand planing didn’t fix. After that it was just gluing up the squared planks to each other to make the width of the boards. Those are then cut off like cookies off a log and glued alternating to make the pinwheel paterns and for the test patern one it’s not alternated.

Anyways thanks for looking and commenting. Hopefully they will be used and liked.





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#1 posted 08-29-2019 05:32 PM

Amazing, DL.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#2 posted 08-29-2019 05:59 PM

cool pattern,nice boards

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#3 posted 08-29-2019 06:14 PM

Trippy man. WOW!

-- Sawdust makes me whole --Mike in STL

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#4 posted 08-29-2019 07:33 PM

Nice work, DL. I see lots of very tight joinery in those boards. I would have gotten dizzy trying to keep track of which pieces went where.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#5 posted 08-29-2019 08:05 PM

Don it was easier then it looks, it was just getting the 45s right and everything the same size.

Thanks everyone for the comments.

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#6 posted 08-29-2019 08:40 PM

Wow!

-- Petey

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#7 posted 08-29-2019 09:00 PM

Liked – Most definitely!

Used – Not a chance!

Looking at these makes my head hurt. But that won’t stop me from flagrantly plagiarizing them. :)

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#8 posted 08-29-2019 09:01 PM

Very cool work

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#9 posted 08-29-2019 09:24 PM

Snowbeast I learned a while ago that if I leave some scratches they will get used sooner or later. I think it’s a fear of making the first scratch that stops them from getting used.

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#10 posted 08-29-2019 09:35 PM



Snowbeast I learned a while ago that if I leave some scratches they will get used sooner or later. I think it s a fear of making the first scratch that stops them from getting used.

- diverlloyd


good idea dl i made some a few years ago and the wife of one guy wont use it because she doesn’t want to scratch it up,so they just use it as a serving board.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#11 posted 08-29-2019 10:00 PM

Pottz my first couple are used the same way and that is fine at least they are being used.

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#12 posted 08-29-2019 10:07 PM

Really well done DL…..the accuracy you have is not as easy as you say! Cool illusion as well….........

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#13 posted 08-30-2019 07:07 AM

Amazing! Makes my head spin just thinking about it ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#14 posted 08-30-2019 11:42 AM

Beautifully busy boards, AJ.

-- God bless, Candy

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#15 posted 08-30-2019 11:51 AM

Thank you everyone.

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