Next Generation Cheese boards... #9: Alternating the stripe.

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Blog entry by degoose posted 12-08-2011 04:02 AM 8896 reads 5 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 8: Cutting on the down angle.. Part 9 of Next Generation Cheese boards... series Part 10: The teaser... »

In my last post In the round the second pic shows a single stripe .. double chevron [second gen] ..
This blog will show in part how this was done…

To start make two grooves on both faces of a board… in this case virgin hoop pine…[virgin meaning naturally grown… not plantation timber]

Inlay two different timbers… in this case purple heart

And narra [new guinea rosewood]

This is instead of one strip of timber between two others…
Shown end on…

I am sure that you all can see where this is going…
When cut the first time [to make the chevron pattern] you flip each piece and get an alternating colour..

As seen here in this glue up…
Cut a second time and flip again to get the desired pattern..

This last shot is a closer view…

I hope this challenges some of you to look outside the square…
And FWIW…. I cut all the second gen cuts on a SCMS by eye.. the first gen are done against a fence on the TS…[after the first angle is cut on the SCMS…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#1 posted 12-08-2011 04:25 AM

Very informative Larry.

Nice design.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#2 posted 12-08-2011 04:30 AM

Thanks for this secret revealed. My thought was so different from what your technique is. You make it so easy. I remember that I have done inlaying 45 degree (beveled) during your class on cutting board.

This is fantastic method. I like to make one the same way as yours.
God bless,

-- Bert

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matt garcia

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#3 posted 12-08-2011 05:40 AM

Looks like a kaleidoscope!!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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Joe Lyddon

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#4 posted 12-08-2011 06:39 AM

COOL design…

... my brain still hurts from your last exercise!

Looks like a real brain teaser…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#5 posted 12-08-2011 07:05 AM

Larry Well done My shop is closing 15/12/2011 will try a Larry CB if time alows Regards Roger in RSA

-- Africa is not for sissies

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#6 posted 12-08-2011 08:09 AM

Your brain run really fast Larry. you always come up with design that are challenging.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#7 posted 12-08-2011 01:58 PM

When I think I have seen everything, you create another variation that stands out. You are amazing.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#8 posted 12-08-2011 03:33 PM

That is amazing. I would love to be able to do something like that.

-- shawn murphy

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#9 posted 12-08-2011 06:49 PM

Way to f**k everyone up, they just get one design done and you’re working on a new more complicated and imaginativepiece. Pesonally I hate you for it. However if you were to give me a Torque WorkCenter that hate would turn to love. LOL, mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#10 posted 12-08-2011 09:24 PM

Still no end in sight.
A variation of a variation of a …

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#11 posted 12-08-2011 10:23 PM

Very clever Larry.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#12 posted 12-08-2011 11:04 PM

very nice design Larry, I have trouble getting the stripes to line up when I try the 2nd gen boards

-- Smitty!!!

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