|Project by Tom Pritchard||posted 01-06-2015 08:57 PM||3640 views||27 times favorited||16 comments|
Over the holidays I was making special gifts for my family. Now that Christmas is over and I can post. For my son I made him a cutting board in the shape of a guitar. He likes to dabble in cooking and playing his guitar. This project just fits the bill. The idea for this project was derived from “Woodriver Woodcrafts” that was on Etsy. He had these for $65.00. For me I used scrap material. Cherry, Walnut, Maple and Oak Plugs. Glued together with “Titebond III”. For the knobs look, I drilled 3/4” hole with Fostner bit and used flush tapered plugs. The design layout was made in CorelDraw. I found a picture of the guitar my son has and traced the outline to get my proportions and then made my own pattern. For the finished I used butcher block finish. I’m very pleased with the results. Next time I might make it so I did not have small pieces out on the sides, but heck I’m satisfied. On the bottom I also added some rubber feet to keep from sliding on countertop. The card you see attached is one I made in CorelDraw too. I printed out on a Avery card stock and laminated it.
The other board you see is one I made for my wife. Using the same method and material types it came out as well too. The size of the guitar shape is about 11” wide x 14” long x 3/4” thick. The other board is about 8” wide x 12” long x 3/4” thick.
Both were fun and easy to make. Later I will try an end board style.
If you are interested in making one of these I have my template and brief listing of the steps showing how I did it.
Go to this link: http://tompritch1.wix.com/bumpaswoodcreations
-- Tom in Madison, Indiana