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How to make a Wild 'n' Crazy two-tone board

Sometimes the finished project looks harder to make than it really is.

By request, here is a quick tutorial on making a two-tone pattern board.
All you need is a bandsaw… or maybe a scroll saw.

Start with two boards of contrasting woods squared and surfaced on all sides.


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Use double-sided tape to align and stack them. (carpet tape works great)



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Cut random curvy lines through both pieces on the bandsaw. This was my first test of the Carter Stabilizer - works great by the way - but I'm sure it could be done with any thin blade. The key is to be sure your saw table is flat and the blade is set to a perfect 90º. I'm looking forward to seeing if anyone (Sheila) attempts this with a scroll saw.



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Your stack should look something like this.


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Separate the pieces and put them back together again, alternating the woods. You may need to do a light sanding on the joints to get a perfect fit for your glue up. Glue and clamp them together.


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Missing photo here, but once the glue is dry, stack and tape them together again, and do another round of curvy cuts. This time from the short side. Take them apart and alternate the pieces again and you'll end up with two cool boards that look like this.


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Clean them up, put on a finish and turn it into your next fun and useful project to share with your friends… freckle-footed and otherwise. :)


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There is no reason to stop with two woods. Try it with 3 or 4 or more layers and make several different multi-colored Wild 'n' Crazy boards at a time.

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My blog for creating the cheese slicer is here .

SPalm's original cheese slicer project posting and instructions are here .
Check it out!

And have fun!!
 

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How to make a Wild 'n' Crazy two-tone board

Sometimes the finished project looks harder to make than it really is.

By request, here is a quick tutorial on making a two-tone pattern board.
All you need is a bandsaw… or maybe a scroll saw.

Start with two boards of contrasting woods squared and surfaced on all sides.


--
Use double-sided tape to align and stack them. (carpet tape works great)



---

Cut random curvy lines through both pieces on the bandsaw. This was my first test of the Carter Stabilizer - works great by the way - but I'm sure it could be done with any thin blade. The key is to be sure your saw table is flat and the blade is set to a perfect 90º. I'm looking forward to seeing if anyone (Sheila) attempts this with a scroll saw.



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Your stack should look something like this.


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Separate the pieces and put them back together again, alternating the woods. You may need to do a light sanding on the joints to get a perfect fit for your glue up. Glue and clamp them together.


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Missing photo here, but once the glue is dry, stack and tape them together again, and do another round of curvy cuts. This time from the short side. Take them apart and alternate the pieces again and you'll end up with two cool boards that look like this.


---
Clean them up, put on a finish and turn it into your next fun and useful project to share with your friends… freckle-footed and otherwise. :)


---

There is no reason to stop with two woods. Try it with 3 or 4 or more layers and make several different multi-colored Wild 'n' Crazy boards at a time.

--
My blog for creating the cheese slicer is here .

SPalm's original cheese slicer project posting and instructions are here .
Check it out!

And have fun!!
Thanks, Mary Anne, I was hoping you would post this.
It looks easy in your hands!
Ellen
 

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How to make a Wild 'n' Crazy two-tone board

Sometimes the finished project looks harder to make than it really is.

By request, here is a quick tutorial on making a two-tone pattern board.
All you need is a bandsaw… or maybe a scroll saw.

Start with two boards of contrasting woods squared and surfaced on all sides.


--
Use double-sided tape to align and stack them. (carpet tape works great)



---

Cut random curvy lines through both pieces on the bandsaw. This was my first test of the Carter Stabilizer - works great by the way - but I'm sure it could be done with any thin blade. The key is to be sure your saw table is flat and the blade is set to a perfect 90º. I'm looking forward to seeing if anyone (Sheila) attempts this with a scroll saw.



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Your stack should look something like this.


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Separate the pieces and put them back together again, alternating the woods. You may need to do a light sanding on the joints to get a perfect fit for your glue up. Glue and clamp them together.


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Missing photo here, but once the glue is dry, stack and tape them together again, and do another round of curvy cuts. This time from the short side. Take them apart and alternate the pieces again and you'll end up with two cool boards that look like this.


---
Clean them up, put on a finish and turn it into your next fun and useful project to share with your friends… freckle-footed and otherwise. :)


---

There is no reason to stop with two woods. Try it with 3 or 4 or more layers and make several different multi-colored Wild 'n' Crazy boards at a time.

--
My blog for creating the cheese slicer is here .

SPalm's original cheese slicer project posting and instructions are here .
Check it out!

And have fun!!
Thanks Mary Anne for the tutorial. I was wondering the best way to do these.
 

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How to make a Wild 'n' Crazy two-tone board

Sometimes the finished project looks harder to make than it really is.

By request, here is a quick tutorial on making a two-tone pattern board.
All you need is a bandsaw… or maybe a scroll saw.

Start with two boards of contrasting woods squared and surfaced on all sides.


--
Use double-sided tape to align and stack them. (carpet tape works great)



---

Cut random curvy lines through both pieces on the bandsaw. This was my first test of the Carter Stabilizer - works great by the way - but I'm sure it could be done with any thin blade. The key is to be sure your saw table is flat and the blade is set to a perfect 90º. I'm looking forward to seeing if anyone (Sheila) attempts this with a scroll saw.



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Your stack should look something like this.


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Separate the pieces and put them back together again, alternating the woods. You may need to do a light sanding on the joints to get a perfect fit for your glue up. Glue and clamp them together.


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Missing photo here, but once the glue is dry, stack and tape them together again, and do another round of curvy cuts. This time from the short side. Take them apart and alternate the pieces again and you'll end up with two cool boards that look like this.


---
Clean them up, put on a finish and turn it into your next fun and useful project to share with your friends… freckle-footed and otherwise. :)


---

There is no reason to stop with two woods. Try it with 3 or 4 or more layers and make several different multi-colored Wild 'n' Crazy boards at a time.

--
My blog for creating the cheese slicer is here .

SPalm's original cheese slicer project posting and instructions are here .
Check it out!

And have fun!!
That's a good tutorial, Mary Anne; I learn new things on LJ everyday. Thanks
 

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How to make a Wild 'n' Crazy two-tone board

Sometimes the finished project looks harder to make than it really is.

By request, here is a quick tutorial on making a two-tone pattern board.
All you need is a bandsaw… or maybe a scroll saw.

Start with two boards of contrasting woods squared and surfaced on all sides.


--
Use double-sided tape to align and stack them. (carpet tape works great)



---

Cut random curvy lines through both pieces on the bandsaw. This was my first test of the Carter Stabilizer - works great by the way - but I'm sure it could be done with any thin blade. The key is to be sure your saw table is flat and the blade is set to a perfect 90º. I'm looking forward to seeing if anyone (Sheila) attempts this with a scroll saw.



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Your stack should look something like this.


---

Separate the pieces and put them back together again, alternating the woods. You may need to do a light sanding on the joints to get a perfect fit for your glue up. Glue and clamp them together.


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Missing photo here, but once the glue is dry, stack and tape them together again, and do another round of curvy cuts. This time from the short side. Take them apart and alternate the pieces again and you'll end up with two cool boards that look like this.


---
Clean them up, put on a finish and turn it into your next fun and useful project to share with your friends… freckle-footed and otherwise. :)


---

There is no reason to stop with two woods. Try it with 3 or 4 or more layers and make several different multi-colored Wild 'n' Crazy boards at a time.

--
My blog for creating the cheese slicer is here .

SPalm's original cheese slicer project posting and instructions are here .
Check it out!

And have fun!!
I haven't made a cutting board, but I did use this method on the scroll saw to make some necklaces.
In this project I used this method a couple of differet times to create a really "wild n' crazy" look. I love that the end result looks so much more complicated then it really is.
Great Blog!
 

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How to make a Wild 'n' Crazy two-tone board

Sometimes the finished project looks harder to make than it really is.

By request, here is a quick tutorial on making a two-tone pattern board.
All you need is a bandsaw… or maybe a scroll saw.

Start with two boards of contrasting woods squared and surfaced on all sides.


--
Use double-sided tape to align and stack them. (carpet tape works great)



---

Cut random curvy lines through both pieces on the bandsaw. This was my first test of the Carter Stabilizer - works great by the way - but I'm sure it could be done with any thin blade. The key is to be sure your saw table is flat and the blade is set to a perfect 90º. I'm looking forward to seeing if anyone (Sheila) attempts this with a scroll saw.



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Your stack should look something like this.


---

Separate the pieces and put them back together again, alternating the woods. You may need to do a light sanding on the joints to get a perfect fit for your glue up. Glue and clamp them together.


---
Missing photo here, but once the glue is dry, stack and tape them together again, and do another round of curvy cuts. This time from the short side. Take them apart and alternate the pieces again and you'll end up with two cool boards that look like this.


---
Clean them up, put on a finish and turn it into your next fun and useful project to share with your friends… freckle-footed and otherwise. :)


---

There is no reason to stop with two woods. Try it with 3 or 4 or more layers and make several different multi-colored Wild 'n' Crazy boards at a time.

--
My blog for creating the cheese slicer is here .

SPalm's original cheese slicer project posting and instructions are here .
Check it out!

And have fun!!
Good post Mary Anne. I'm going to have to give this a go.
 

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How to make a Wild 'n' Crazy two-tone board

Sometimes the finished project looks harder to make than it really is.

By request, here is a quick tutorial on making a two-tone pattern board.
All you need is a bandsaw… or maybe a scroll saw.

Start with two boards of contrasting woods squared and surfaced on all sides.


--
Use double-sided tape to align and stack them. (carpet tape works great)



---

Cut random curvy lines through both pieces on the bandsaw. This was my first test of the Carter Stabilizer - works great by the way - but I'm sure it could be done with any thin blade. The key is to be sure your saw table is flat and the blade is set to a perfect 90º. I'm looking forward to seeing if anyone (Sheila) attempts this with a scroll saw.



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Your stack should look something like this.


---

Separate the pieces and put them back together again, alternating the woods. You may need to do a light sanding on the joints to get a perfect fit for your glue up. Glue and clamp them together.


---
Missing photo here, but once the glue is dry, stack and tape them together again, and do another round of curvy cuts. This time from the short side. Take them apart and alternate the pieces again and you'll end up with two cool boards that look like this.


---
Clean them up, put on a finish and turn it into your next fun and useful project to share with your friends… freckle-footed and otherwise. :)


---

There is no reason to stop with two woods. Try it with 3 or 4 or more layers and make several different multi-colored Wild 'n' Crazy boards at a time.

--
My blog for creating the cheese slicer is here .

SPalm's original cheese slicer project posting and instructions are here .
Check it out!

And have fun!!
Thanks, everyone! It really isn't a very difficult technique.

And thanks, MrsN, you reminded me that I meant write that you could use several layers of different woods to mix and match into different designs. I've added it to the tutorial.
 

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How to make a Wild 'n' Crazy two-tone board

Sometimes the finished project looks harder to make than it really is.

By request, here is a quick tutorial on making a two-tone pattern board.
All you need is a bandsaw… or maybe a scroll saw.

Start with two boards of contrasting woods squared and surfaced on all sides.


--
Use double-sided tape to align and stack them. (carpet tape works great)



---

Cut random curvy lines through both pieces on the bandsaw. This was my first test of the Carter Stabilizer - works great by the way - but I'm sure it could be done with any thin blade. The key is to be sure your saw table is flat and the blade is set to a perfect 90º. I'm looking forward to seeing if anyone (Sheila) attempts this with a scroll saw.



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Your stack should look something like this.


---

Separate the pieces and put them back together again, alternating the woods. You may need to do a light sanding on the joints to get a perfect fit for your glue up. Glue and clamp them together.


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Missing photo here, but once the glue is dry, stack and tape them together again, and do another round of curvy cuts. This time from the short side. Take them apart and alternate the pieces again and you'll end up with two cool boards that look like this.


---
Clean them up, put on a finish and turn it into your next fun and useful project to share with your friends… freckle-footed and otherwise. :)


---

There is no reason to stop with two woods. Try it with 3 or 4 or more layers and make several different multi-colored Wild 'n' Crazy boards at a time.

--
My blog for creating the cheese slicer is here .

SPalm's original cheese slicer project posting and instructions are here .
Check it out!

And have fun!!
This looks GREAT! Thank you so much for posting it, Mary Anne! I think I can have some fun with this. The only thing that I can see that limits it on the scroll saw is the thickness and hardness of the wood. However, with the proper blade, I am sure I can manage this.

What type of glue do you use with this? I love using Mineral Oil finish and I saw you used that in your other board. However, which glue is best that will hold up to the cleaning of the boards as well as the oil finish?

Thanks again and I am looking forward to your answers.

Sheila :)
 

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How to make a Wild 'n' Crazy two-tone board

Sometimes the finished project looks harder to make than it really is.

By request, here is a quick tutorial on making a two-tone pattern board.
All you need is a bandsaw… or maybe a scroll saw.

Start with two boards of contrasting woods squared and surfaced on all sides.


--
Use double-sided tape to align and stack them. (carpet tape works great)



---

Cut random curvy lines through both pieces on the bandsaw. This was my first test of the Carter Stabilizer - works great by the way - but I'm sure it could be done with any thin blade. The key is to be sure your saw table is flat and the blade is set to a perfect 90º. I'm looking forward to seeing if anyone (Sheila) attempts this with a scroll saw.



---
Your stack should look something like this.


---

Separate the pieces and put them back together again, alternating the woods. You may need to do a light sanding on the joints to get a perfect fit for your glue up. Glue and clamp them together.


---
Missing photo here, but once the glue is dry, stack and tape them together again, and do another round of curvy cuts. This time from the short side. Take them apart and alternate the pieces again and you'll end up with two cool boards that look like this.


---
Clean them up, put on a finish and turn it into your next fun and useful project to share with your friends… freckle-footed and otherwise. :)


---

There is no reason to stop with two woods. Try it with 3 or 4 or more layers and make several different multi-colored Wild 'n' Crazy boards at a time.

--
My blog for creating the cheese slicer is here .

SPalm's original cheese slicer project posting and instructions are here .
Check it out!

And have fun!!
Really good tutorial.
And a really cheasy board, I get sea sick.
Best thoughts from the semi French chese lover,
Mads
 

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How to make a Wild 'n' Crazy two-tone board

Sometimes the finished project looks harder to make than it really is.

By request, here is a quick tutorial on making a two-tone pattern board.
All you need is a bandsaw… or maybe a scroll saw.

Start with two boards of contrasting woods squared and surfaced on all sides.


--
Use double-sided tape to align and stack them. (carpet tape works great)



---

Cut random curvy lines through both pieces on the bandsaw. This was my first test of the Carter Stabilizer - works great by the way - but I'm sure it could be done with any thin blade. The key is to be sure your saw table is flat and the blade is set to a perfect 90º. I'm looking forward to seeing if anyone (Sheila) attempts this with a scroll saw.



---
Your stack should look something like this.


---

Separate the pieces and put them back together again, alternating the woods. You may need to do a light sanding on the joints to get a perfect fit for your glue up. Glue and clamp them together.


---
Missing photo here, but once the glue is dry, stack and tape them together again, and do another round of curvy cuts. This time from the short side. Take them apart and alternate the pieces again and you'll end up with two cool boards that look like this.


---
Clean them up, put on a finish and turn it into your next fun and useful project to share with your friends… freckle-footed and otherwise. :)


---

There is no reason to stop with two woods. Try it with 3 or 4 or more layers and make several different multi-colored Wild 'n' Crazy boards at a time.

--
My blog for creating the cheese slicer is here .

SPalm's original cheese slicer project posting and instructions are here .
Check it out!

And have fun!!
Mary Anne, thanks for revealing your "patented secret" . I can see that this would be a lot of fun and has almost endless possibilities. I may have to try this when I make my next board.
 

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How to make a Wild 'n' Crazy two-tone board

Sometimes the finished project looks harder to make than it really is.

By request, here is a quick tutorial on making a two-tone pattern board.
All you need is a bandsaw… or maybe a scroll saw.

Start with two boards of contrasting woods squared and surfaced on all sides.


--
Use double-sided tape to align and stack them. (carpet tape works great)



---

Cut random curvy lines through both pieces on the bandsaw. This was my first test of the Carter Stabilizer - works great by the way - but I'm sure it could be done with any thin blade. The key is to be sure your saw table is flat and the blade is set to a perfect 90º. I'm looking forward to seeing if anyone (Sheila) attempts this with a scroll saw.



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Your stack should look something like this.


---

Separate the pieces and put them back together again, alternating the woods. You may need to do a light sanding on the joints to get a perfect fit for your glue up. Glue and clamp them together.


---
Missing photo here, but once the glue is dry, stack and tape them together again, and do another round of curvy cuts. This time from the short side. Take them apart and alternate the pieces again and you'll end up with two cool boards that look like this.


---
Clean them up, put on a finish and turn it into your next fun and useful project to share with your friends… freckle-footed and otherwise. :)


---

There is no reason to stop with two woods. Try it with 3 or 4 or more layers and make several different multi-colored Wild 'n' Crazy boards at a time.

--
My blog for creating the cheese slicer is here .

SPalm's original cheese slicer project posting and instructions are here .
Check it out!

And have fun!!
Thanks Marry Anne for the great tutorial.
 

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How to make a Wild 'n' Crazy two-tone board

Sometimes the finished project looks harder to make than it really is.

By request, here is a quick tutorial on making a two-tone pattern board.
All you need is a bandsaw… or maybe a scroll saw.

Start with two boards of contrasting woods squared and surfaced on all sides.


--
Use double-sided tape to align and stack them. (carpet tape works great)



---

Cut random curvy lines through both pieces on the bandsaw. This was my first test of the Carter Stabilizer - works great by the way - but I'm sure it could be done with any thin blade. The key is to be sure your saw table is flat and the blade is set to a perfect 90º. I'm looking forward to seeing if anyone (Sheila) attempts this with a scroll saw.



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Your stack should look something like this.


---

Separate the pieces and put them back together again, alternating the woods. You may need to do a light sanding on the joints to get a perfect fit for your glue up. Glue and clamp them together.


---
Missing photo here, but once the glue is dry, stack and tape them together again, and do another round of curvy cuts. This time from the short side. Take them apart and alternate the pieces again and you'll end up with two cool boards that look like this.


---
Clean them up, put on a finish and turn it into your next fun and useful project to share with your friends… freckle-footed and otherwise. :)


---

There is no reason to stop with two woods. Try it with 3 or 4 or more layers and make several different multi-colored Wild 'n' Crazy boards at a time.

--
My blog for creating the cheese slicer is here .

SPalm's original cheese slicer project posting and instructions are here .
Check it out!

And have fun!!
THANK YOU !
Very clear and concise !
Not sure how crazy I will get,
but love this idea !

Lisa
 

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How to make a Wild 'n' Crazy two-tone board

Sometimes the finished project looks harder to make than it really is.

By request, here is a quick tutorial on making a two-tone pattern board.
All you need is a bandsaw… or maybe a scroll saw.

Start with two boards of contrasting woods squared and surfaced on all sides.


--
Use double-sided tape to align and stack them. (carpet tape works great)



---

Cut random curvy lines through both pieces on the bandsaw. This was my first test of the Carter Stabilizer - works great by the way - but I'm sure it could be done with any thin blade. The key is to be sure your saw table is flat and the blade is set to a perfect 90º. I'm looking forward to seeing if anyone (Sheila) attempts this with a scroll saw.



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Your stack should look something like this.


---

Separate the pieces and put them back together again, alternating the woods. You may need to do a light sanding on the joints to get a perfect fit for your glue up. Glue and clamp them together.


---
Missing photo here, but once the glue is dry, stack and tape them together again, and do another round of curvy cuts. This time from the short side. Take them apart and alternate the pieces again and you'll end up with two cool boards that look like this.


---
Clean them up, put on a finish and turn it into your next fun and useful project to share with your friends… freckle-footed and otherwise. :)


---

There is no reason to stop with two woods. Try it with 3 or 4 or more layers and make several different multi-colored Wild 'n' Crazy boards at a time.

--
My blog for creating the cheese slicer is here .

SPalm's original cheese slicer project posting and instructions are here .
Check it out!

And have fun!!
That looks nice.
 

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How to make a Wild 'n' Crazy two-tone board

Sometimes the finished project looks harder to make than it really is.

By request, here is a quick tutorial on making a two-tone pattern board.
All you need is a bandsaw… or maybe a scroll saw.

Start with two boards of contrasting woods squared and surfaced on all sides.


--
Use double-sided tape to align and stack them. (carpet tape works great)



---

Cut random curvy lines through both pieces on the bandsaw. This was my first test of the Carter Stabilizer - works great by the way - but I'm sure it could be done with any thin blade. The key is to be sure your saw table is flat and the blade is set to a perfect 90º. I'm looking forward to seeing if anyone (Sheila) attempts this with a scroll saw.



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Your stack should look something like this.


---

Separate the pieces and put them back together again, alternating the woods. You may need to do a light sanding on the joints to get a perfect fit for your glue up. Glue and clamp them together.


---
Missing photo here, but once the glue is dry, stack and tape them together again, and do another round of curvy cuts. This time from the short side. Take them apart and alternate the pieces again and you'll end up with two cool boards that look like this.


---
Clean them up, put on a finish and turn it into your next fun and useful project to share with your friends… freckle-footed and otherwise. :)


---

There is no reason to stop with two woods. Try it with 3 or 4 or more layers and make several different multi-colored Wild 'n' Crazy boards at a time.

--
My blog for creating the cheese slicer is here .

SPalm's original cheese slicer project posting and instructions are here .
Check it out!

And have fun!!
scrollgirl,
How thick of a board can you cut on your scroll saw? I can see no reason why you couldn't do this with wood slightly thicker than veneer and glue it up on a solid piece.

I use TiteBond III on all of my boards for its resistance to moisture.
As far as cleaning, wash with soap and water. No soaking and no dishwasher; the glue might hold up, but the wood won't.
 

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How to make a Wild 'n' Crazy two-tone board

Sometimes the finished project looks harder to make than it really is.

By request, here is a quick tutorial on making a two-tone pattern board.
All you need is a bandsaw… or maybe a scroll saw.

Start with two boards of contrasting woods squared and surfaced on all sides.


--
Use double-sided tape to align and stack them. (carpet tape works great)



---

Cut random curvy lines through both pieces on the bandsaw. This was my first test of the Carter Stabilizer - works great by the way - but I'm sure it could be done with any thin blade. The key is to be sure your saw table is flat and the blade is set to a perfect 90º. I'm looking forward to seeing if anyone (Sheila) attempts this with a scroll saw.



---
Your stack should look something like this.


---

Separate the pieces and put them back together again, alternating the woods. You may need to do a light sanding on the joints to get a perfect fit for your glue up. Glue and clamp them together.


---
Missing photo here, but once the glue is dry, stack and tape them together again, and do another round of curvy cuts. This time from the short side. Take them apart and alternate the pieces again and you'll end up with two cool boards that look like this.


---
Clean them up, put on a finish and turn it into your next fun and useful project to share with your friends… freckle-footed and otherwise. :)


---

There is no reason to stop with two woods. Try it with 3 or 4 or more layers and make several different multi-colored Wild 'n' Crazy boards at a time.

--
My blog for creating the cheese slicer is here .

SPalm's original cheese slicer project posting and instructions are here .
Check it out!

And have fun!!
mads
You could share some of those wonderful French cheeses with us! :)
I'll do the slicing.
 

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How to make a Wild 'n' Crazy two-tone board

Sometimes the finished project looks harder to make than it really is.

By request, here is a quick tutorial on making a two-tone pattern board.
All you need is a bandsaw… or maybe a scroll saw.

Start with two boards of contrasting woods squared and surfaced on all sides.


--
Use double-sided tape to align and stack them. (carpet tape works great)



---

Cut random curvy lines through both pieces on the bandsaw. This was my first test of the Carter Stabilizer - works great by the way - but I'm sure it could be done with any thin blade. The key is to be sure your saw table is flat and the blade is set to a perfect 90º. I'm looking forward to seeing if anyone (Sheila) attempts this with a scroll saw.



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Your stack should look something like this.


---

Separate the pieces and put them back together again, alternating the woods. You may need to do a light sanding on the joints to get a perfect fit for your glue up. Glue and clamp them together.


---
Missing photo here, but once the glue is dry, stack and tape them together again, and do another round of curvy cuts. This time from the short side. Take them apart and alternate the pieces again and you'll end up with two cool boards that look like this.


---
Clean them up, put on a finish and turn it into your next fun and useful project to share with your friends… freckle-footed and otherwise. :)


---

There is no reason to stop with two woods. Try it with 3 or 4 or more layers and make several different multi-colored Wild 'n' Crazy boards at a time.

--
My blog for creating the cheese slicer is here .

SPalm's original cheese slicer project posting and instructions are here .
Check it out!

And have fun!!
Nice post thank's for showing us

Houtje
 

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How to make a Wild 'n' Crazy two-tone board

Sometimes the finished project looks harder to make than it really is.

By request, here is a quick tutorial on making a two-tone pattern board.
All you need is a bandsaw… or maybe a scroll saw.

Start with two boards of contrasting woods squared and surfaced on all sides.


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Use double-sided tape to align and stack them. (carpet tape works great)



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Cut random curvy lines through both pieces on the bandsaw. This was my first test of the Carter Stabilizer - works great by the way - but I'm sure it could be done with any thin blade. The key is to be sure your saw table is flat and the blade is set to a perfect 90º. I'm looking forward to seeing if anyone (Sheila) attempts this with a scroll saw.



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Your stack should look something like this.


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Separate the pieces and put them back together again, alternating the woods. You may need to do a light sanding on the joints to get a perfect fit for your glue up. Glue and clamp them together.


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Missing photo here, but once the glue is dry, stack and tape them together again, and do another round of curvy cuts. This time from the short side. Take them apart and alternate the pieces again and you'll end up with two cool boards that look like this.


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Clean them up, put on a finish and turn it into your next fun and useful project to share with your friends… freckle-footed and otherwise. :)


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There is no reason to stop with two woods. Try it with 3 or 4 or more layers and make several different multi-colored Wild 'n' Crazy boards at a time.

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My blog for creating the cheese slicer is here .

SPalm's original cheese slicer project posting and instructions are here .
Check it out!

And have fun!!
great tutorial Mary Anne!!!..........looks so easy…..i may even be able to do this!!!
 

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How to make a Wild 'n' Crazy two-tone board

Sometimes the finished project looks harder to make than it really is.

By request, here is a quick tutorial on making a two-tone pattern board.
All you need is a bandsaw… or maybe a scroll saw.

Start with two boards of contrasting woods squared and surfaced on all sides.


--
Use double-sided tape to align and stack them. (carpet tape works great)



---

Cut random curvy lines through both pieces on the bandsaw. This was my first test of the Carter Stabilizer - works great by the way - but I'm sure it could be done with any thin blade. The key is to be sure your saw table is flat and the blade is set to a perfect 90º. I'm looking forward to seeing if anyone (Sheila) attempts this with a scroll saw.



---
Your stack should look something like this.


---

Separate the pieces and put them back together again, alternating the woods. You may need to do a light sanding on the joints to get a perfect fit for your glue up. Glue and clamp them together.


---
Missing photo here, but once the glue is dry, stack and tape them together again, and do another round of curvy cuts. This time from the short side. Take them apart and alternate the pieces again and you'll end up with two cool boards that look like this.


---
Clean them up, put on a finish and turn it into your next fun and useful project to share with your friends… freckle-footed and otherwise. :)


---

There is no reason to stop with two woods. Try it with 3 or 4 or more layers and make several different multi-colored Wild 'n' Crazy boards at a time.

--
My blog for creating the cheese slicer is here .

SPalm's original cheese slicer project posting and instructions are here .
Check it out!

And have fun!!
Thanks, Mary Anne! I think you could go about an inch or so total depending on the wood or blade and they you would really be struggling and it won't be any fun. You would burn the heck out of blades no matter what on some wood.

I could probably make them half inch thick and they would be fine - especially if I put little feet on them.

Now you have me thinking . . . !

Sheila
 

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How to make a Wild 'n' Crazy two-tone board

Sometimes the finished project looks harder to make than it really is.

By request, here is a quick tutorial on making a two-tone pattern board.
All you need is a bandsaw… or maybe a scroll saw.

Start with two boards of contrasting woods squared and surfaced on all sides.


--
Use double-sided tape to align and stack them. (carpet tape works great)



---

Cut random curvy lines through both pieces on the bandsaw. This was my first test of the Carter Stabilizer - works great by the way - but I'm sure it could be done with any thin blade. The key is to be sure your saw table is flat and the blade is set to a perfect 90º. I'm looking forward to seeing if anyone (Sheila) attempts this with a scroll saw.



---
Your stack should look something like this.


---

Separate the pieces and put them back together again, alternating the woods. You may need to do a light sanding on the joints to get a perfect fit for your glue up. Glue and clamp them together.


---
Missing photo here, but once the glue is dry, stack and tape them together again, and do another round of curvy cuts. This time from the short side. Take them apart and alternate the pieces again and you'll end up with two cool boards that look like this.


---
Clean them up, put on a finish and turn it into your next fun and useful project to share with your friends… freckle-footed and otherwise. :)


---

There is no reason to stop with two woods. Try it with 3 or 4 or more layers and make several different multi-colored Wild 'n' Crazy boards at a time.

--
My blog for creating the cheese slicer is here .

SPalm's original cheese slicer project posting and instructions are here .
Check it out!

And have fun!!
Nice post Mary Anne!
Looks like fun.
My shop is a mess right now, doing some equipment changes and of course Dear Season is in.
But, I will make time, sometime soon.
Thanks
 

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How to make a Wild 'n' Crazy two-tone board

Sometimes the finished project looks harder to make than it really is.

By request, here is a quick tutorial on making a two-tone pattern board.
All you need is a bandsaw… or maybe a scroll saw.

Start with two boards of contrasting woods squared and surfaced on all sides.


--
Use double-sided tape to align and stack them. (carpet tape works great)



---

Cut random curvy lines through both pieces on the bandsaw. This was my first test of the Carter Stabilizer - works great by the way - but I'm sure it could be done with any thin blade. The key is to be sure your saw table is flat and the blade is set to a perfect 90º. I'm looking forward to seeing if anyone (Sheila) attempts this with a scroll saw.



---
Your stack should look something like this.


---

Separate the pieces and put them back together again, alternating the woods. You may need to do a light sanding on the joints to get a perfect fit for your glue up. Glue and clamp them together.


---
Missing photo here, but once the glue is dry, stack and tape them together again, and do another round of curvy cuts. This time from the short side. Take them apart and alternate the pieces again and you'll end up with two cool boards that look like this.


---
Clean them up, put on a finish and turn it into your next fun and useful project to share with your friends… freckle-footed and otherwise. :)


---

There is no reason to stop with two woods. Try it with 3 or 4 or more layers and make several different multi-colored Wild 'n' Crazy boards at a time.

--
My blog for creating the cheese slicer is here .

SPalm's original cheese slicer project posting and instructions are here .
Check it out!

And have fun!!
Looks great. Love the cheese! Great tutorial. Thanks for sharing.
 
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