Simple puzzle cheeseboard

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Project by bigbuddha posted 02-08-2015 10:35 PM 1061 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted to make a thank you gift for a local cookbook author (Nom Nom Paleo) so I whipped this up yesterday. She had a book signing today!!

It is 1/2” thick made out of a piece of maple scrap that I had lying around and no finish (no time haha). Drew the template out in Illustrator first and resized smaller to fit that board. I plan on making a plywood template out when I get a chance and a few more batches for friends. I took the logo off of the author’s website, put some graphite on the back, and traced it onto the maple to burn. New burning tool doesn’t seem to get that hot, wished it was a bit darker.

I included the illustrator image in case any of you want to make one!! Thought it was neat because you can make multiple ones of these and then have them connect together!

-- helen

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#1 posted 02-08-2015 10:43 PM

Cute Helen, I like the puzzle shape! I’ve made some boards out of maple and find that soaking with mineral oil (from the pharmacy) really does a nice job. It brings out the grain and probably would make your little logo darker.

-- ~Julie~

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#2 posted 02-09-2015 01:51 AM

What a nice and memorable gift for your local celebrity. The shape really makes it quite unusual.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#3 posted 02-09-2015 03:13 AM

i like the concept. nice job. incidentally, templates are available from woodcraft

-- wiser1934, new york

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#4 posted 02-09-2015 04:16 AM

A puzzler’s dream. I bet your friend loved it.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#5 posted 02-10-2015 04:18 PM

It came out very nice. :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#6 posted 02-12-2015 04:06 AM

are you able to email the drawing file?


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