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Blog entry by Jeremy Greiner posted 10-22-2011 07:58 AM 3368 reads 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have certainly been bit by the cutting board bug, and I thought about some more complex cutting board plans I could make, and I wondered if there was a design software for this. I found http://lumberjocks.com/projects/11372 by CBdesigner, but I didn’t feel it met the level of complexity I wanted, such as building cutting boards from multiple panels instead of just one.

As a programmer by trade I decided I’d dabble a little bit here and there and see what I could come up with, I had a rough working prototype and showed it to my business partner and he said I should finish it up and make it look good so we can try and sell it.

I agreed, and spend some more time cleaning up the interface making it way more user friendly and am getting pretty close to completion. We’re not sure on a price point yet, it will definitely be below $20 .. probably below $10 we still have to sort that out but I wanted to post a screen shot and see if people would be interested in beta testing it, I have a few test licenses generated and I should be able to upload a beta build this weekend if anyone is interested.

Here’s a screen shot of the application at it’s current stage, I was testing out a cutting board that uses 9 separate panels. The idea is you build your panels, then you take slices from different panels and you can flip them over and assemble your cutting board.

The measurements are in inches, and it’s done in 16ths of an inch I didn’t think anything lower than that was needed.

In the final product the idea is you’ll be able to design your cutting board, then press the Build button, and it will generate a materials list and step by step build instructions that you can print out.

You will also be able to open and save your cutting board projects to reuse and share if you’d like.

-jeremy

-- Easy to use end grain cutting board designer: http://www.1024studios.com/cuttingboard.html



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tamboti

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#1 posted 10-22-2011 09:04 AM

Hi Jeremy sounds great cant wait to see the finished product. Have you seen 3d design pro,woodturner pro and lamination pro all three can be downloaded for a test period of 30 days the lamination pro may give you a few more ideas. Regards Roger in SA www.woodturnerpro.com

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#2 posted 10-22-2011 09:30 AM

I’d be willing to try it out. I always seem to find bugs in software.

I’m also going to have make a cutting board with some 8-bit art like that. thanks for giving me the bug.

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#3 posted 10-23-2011 12:00 AM

Would love to help beta this. Looks great!

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#4 posted 10-23-2011 07:44 AM

What OS’s are supported? Windows Only?

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#5 posted 10-23-2011 07:59 AM

Yes currently Windows only, though it is written entirely in .NET so it could be ported to the Mac via Mono if there was enough interest.

-- Easy to use end grain cutting board designer: http://www.1024studios.com/cuttingboard.html

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#6 posted 10-23-2011 08:01 AM

That is pretty cool Jeremy. The first thing I thought of was Mario. That’d be cool. Keep us updated, please.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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