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Blog series by Brad_Nailor updated 06-12-2009 05:26 AM 2 parts 15812 reads 14 comments total

Part 1: Skecthup Model....ya, you heard me right...of a cutting board

05-29-2009 05:11 AM by Brad_Nailor | 9 comments »

I know what your thinking…this lunatic made a Sketchup model of a cutting board? Can’t he just wing it? Ya sure, I have made quite a few cutting boards with and without plans. The few I have done plans for were in Autodcad, to work out the design details, but this is the first time I have used SU for planning a cutting board. I wanted to be able to know exactly how much material I was going to need, and how it was going to have to be glued up so it would come out exactly as I want...

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Part 2: Putting it together

06-12-2009 05:26 AM by Brad_Nailor | 5 comments »

Ok, when I last left you this cutting board was just a Sketchup design. After a trip to the hard wood dealer and some basic milling I arrived at this very hefty glue up. I tried to do the ripping on my BOSCH, but even with a thin kerf blade it was a little too much for that saw, so I took over my buddies cabinet shop! Here are some shots of the first glue up..Here is the blank, out of the clamps and sanded to 1 1/2” thick..Ok, now the fun part..After squaring one end up on the radial ar...

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