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Forum topic by Don posted 11-27-2020 01:32 AM 345 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Don

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11-27-2020 01:32 AM

Hi folks, haven’t been on here for a while but having difficulty wrapping my old brain around making a cutting board with the boards running diagonally.

I’m thinking the easiest way is to do the glue up, mark it out and cut at 45’s? His drawing for me…

TIA….Don

-- -- Don in Ottawa, http://www.donebydon.ca


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#1 posted 11-27-2020 05:23 AM

Well, to reduce waste, you can draw out the sizes on paper or cardboard, then transfer the rough measurements onto the wood pieces and cut 45s on each end, with some extra length. Do the glue up, leaving 2 adjacent sides somewhat straight and square to each other, then trim to size after its all glued up and dried. Unless you are using inexpensive woods and not concerned with waste.

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#2 posted 11-27-2020 01:35 PM

He wants it made from Maple and Walnut. Walnut is expensive here. Wants 3 made, 24” x 16” x 1 1/4”

-- -- Don in Ottawa, http://www.donebydon.ca

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#3 posted 11-27-2020 03:15 PM

Agreed with SMP. Layout the strips to minimize the waste. And if the customer wants that with walnut, then he gets walnut and a bigger bill to pay. Good luck

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#4 posted 11-27-2020 03:19 PM



Agreed with SMP. Layout the strips to minimize the waste. And if the customer wants that with walnut, then he gets walnut and a bigger bill to pay. Good luck

- Meisterburger

Thanks, I think this is the way to go. Funny, I’ve made a ton of cutting boards but I just couldn’t wrap my brain around this one. I think he gets more Maple than Walnut :O)

-- -- Don in Ottawa, http://www.donebydon.ca

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