Cutting Boards

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Project by miatch22 posted 02-28-2014 07:49 PM 2311 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Couple of cutting boards made with hard maple. the inlays are done with walnut, mahogany and yellow heart.*

-- Mitch, San Diego,

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#1 posted 02-28-2014 10:21 PM

Wow. I couldn’t bring myself to cut on that.
Would love to know about your inlay technique.

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#2 posted 03-01-2014 01:14 AM

Beautiful detail. Agree… too nice to cut on. That is a display item.

-- When All Else Fails ... Hit Delete

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#3 posted 03-01-2014 05:47 PM

Welcome to LJ. Sorry to be late here, i thought I posted a comment a couple of days ago.
I just wanted to compliment you on your first marquetry attempts. Nice cutting and the shading is well done also.

I see that you are in San Diego. You should drop in at The American School Of French Marquetry and meet Patrick and Patrice. It will open your eyes.
It certainly did mine.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#4 posted 03-01-2014 06:29 PM

Thanks everyone.
Mike67, my process is pretty simple. I cut the pieces on my scroll saw at a slight bevel (about 5 degrees). Place it on the wood that I want to inlay it into and trace around it with a pencil. I then use an exacto or scalpel to cut right on or slightly outside the traced pencil line. After this, I route out the inside, glue in the piece, clamp it down and then flush it up with a scraper or block plane.
Shipwright, I have been wanting to take that class for a long time now but the price is just a little outside of my range at the moment. I have taken a marquetry class with David Marks though and have studied Paul schurchs techniques numerous times with the help of his DVD’s.
Thanks again for the compliments!

-- Mitch, San Diego,

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#5 posted 03-02-2014 03:36 PM

Beautifull patterns and inlays.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 03-06-2014 02:41 PM

Awesome cutting boards! Beautiful wood choices and the inlays look amazing, love the turtle. Great job!

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