Cutting board inlay?

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Forum topic by diverlloyd posted 02-20-2014 05:03 PM 1181 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-20-2014 05:03 PM

What are things to consider when making cutting boards with initials in them? Like does it need to be end grain, how deep to inlay? Will the glue joints fail during the woods natural movements?

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#1 posted 04-15-2014 11:59 PM

Wouldn’t initials be like any other inlay?

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#2 posted 04-16-2014 01:13 AM

Depends on what look you are going for.

If you look through my projects at the one with an inlay, you will see that I used edge grain. That was to get a bit of figure in it. Not necessary, and on small areas like that, wood movement won’t make much of a difference.

I inlayed it about 3/8” deep, just because that was as deep as my 1/16” bit would go.

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#3 posted 04-17-2014 08:57 PM

Thanks guys I just don’t want to spend the time on it just to have a catastrophic disaster .

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