Maryland flag cutting board

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Project by Gittyup posted 09-02-2013 01:33 AM 4563 views 5 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally finished my Maryland flag cutting board. I struggled mightily on the crosses, trying to get them completely perfect with zero gaps. I first tried cutting the two woods at the same time on my scroll saw. The match up wasn’t so good. So, I then made templates for my router. These were better, but far from flawless. After many hours, I finally gave up and just finished that project. In spite of the flaws, I’m OK with it. Still looks pretty to me.

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#1 posted 09-02-2013 02:43 AM

Sometimes it’s better to learn from your mistakes and move on. However, I do think this looks wonderful.

-- -Andy ~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~

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#2 posted 09-02-2013 08:37 AM

Amazing looking cutting board well done & finnished really nice.. Good Luck..

-- 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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#3 posted 09-02-2013 11:30 AM

Nice job on a tough pattern! Always great to see another MD LJer! I plan on making something in the future with the MD flag, but not sure yet…your cutting board could be it.

-- ---Joel; Central MD...rookie empter nester and getting back into woodworking!

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#4 posted 09-02-2013 08:05 PM

it looks fantastic, glue will fill the gaps and it will be all good. that’s one heck of a board, love it. I jsut made an open weave board and there are a few minor gaps here and there…noting that injecting some glue deep into the gaps won’t fix.

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#5 posted 09-03-2013 02:24 PM

This is so awesome! Ive wanted to try to make something like this for so long, not necessarily a cutting board but something with the MD flag. those tricky shapes have always held me back though. Great job.

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