Dollars’ worth of Dimes

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Project by nonickswood posted 05-05-2013 05:47 PM 8991 views 45 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For this decorative board effect, I needed a stepping and yet repeatable stop on the tablesaw fence.
So I came up with this idea.

Dollars’ worth of Dimes,

Make a cut remove a dime, make a cut remove a dime and so on, till all your dimes are gone, then there are 8 full width pieces in the center of this board then it steps back down, add a dime make a cut and so on;
If you figured it out correctly your making your last cut when you have your dollar back on the fence!
(Depending on how long the initial glue-up is)

It’s Cheap, Effective, & Exacting.
I could have been even cheaper and done this with Ten Cents but I thought all those nice colored boards deserved a, little bit of Silver, plus I liked the thickness of a dime.

Here are lots more Photos of the build if you’re interested.

Dollars’ worth of Dimes
It measures 15-1/2” x 14” x 3/4”
Finished with Cutting Board conditioner & Beeswax.
Thanks for taking the time to look.

-- Nick, Virginia,

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#1 posted 05-05-2013 05:55 PM

Excellent work, love the mix of angles and contrasting wood types, definitely going to favorite this for my cutting board insert for my new sink!

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#2 posted 05-05-2013 06:25 PM

Great idea for a cheap repeatable spacer! Nice pattern & colors too!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#3 posted 05-05-2013 07:19 PM

This is very cool Nick…...well done…..

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#4 posted 05-05-2013 07:33 PM

Excellent Nick. Thanks for the extra photos and the link.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#5 posted 05-05-2013 08:05 PM

Wow, great idea. Board looks great.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then sand a whole bunch

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#6 posted 05-05-2013 10:06 PM

Good idea, board looks great.

-- Tom D

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#7 posted 05-05-2013 10:07 PM

Nick, I am really impressed with your simple but effective idea. The CB is very creative. Someone will be very lucky to get this. Thanks for the detailed step-by-step walkthrough. Have you ever used cauls on your glue-ups?

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#8 posted 05-05-2013 10:13 PM

If I had a nickle… : )

What a fantastic visual effect. I looked and looked again and still wasn’t sure if this was flat or full of peaks and valleys.

I agree with amagineer, someone will be lucky and pleased to receive this CB.

-- The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that our aim is too low and we reach it.. Michelangelo

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#9 posted 05-05-2013 10:28 PM

Sweet board, nice design. Thanks for posting. Bob

-- Bob A in NJ

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#10 posted 05-05-2013 10:29 PM

Thanks everyone for looking.
I use cauls all the time, for these kind of glue-ups I like to put down Wax paper on bench then assemble on it.
-Set up so I can get side-ways pressure with bench end-vise, then use cauls and clamps to press down flat too the bench-top. – I remove them before glue has a chance to set.

-- Nick, Virginia,

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#11 posted 05-05-2013 11:16 PM

Great looking board !!!!!

-- Everyone calls me Ed or Eddie , mom still calls me Edward if she is mad at me.

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#12 posted 05-05-2013 11:24 PM


-- BAZZ, LIVERPOOL UK A workshop is not a luxury . We need it to preserve our sanity in this frantic world we live in. A place to be at peace.

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#13 posted 05-06-2013 12:11 AM

I’m slow. It took about five hard looks before I finally understood what I was seeing. DUH.. Fantastic glue up and thanks for the simple (for everyone but me) instructions.

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#14 posted 05-06-2013 01:20 AM

I like it a LOT!

-- Matt -- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam

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#15 posted 05-06-2013 01:51 AM

Nice take on the Chevron design.
I like it.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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