Matching cheese boards

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Project by alholstein posted 03-09-2015 01:31 AM 696 views 2 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

This design was the result of comments that my wife made concerning my previous cheese board that I posted. She felt that the design needed to be symmetrical rather than hand cut.

I used a pivot on the band saw to cut the arcs in the beech insert. I cut one and glued in the strip, the concave cut didn’t present any problem gluing up as it wanted to slip into place and stay there. After it was dry I cut in the second one. After that was dry, I then ran each side through the table saw to trim off the excess strip and any extra sides that resulted from the difference between the strip and the band saw kerf.

That gave me a straight strip to use to glue with the other maple for the board. The strip was nearly the width of the band saw kerf, so the cross overs matched pretty well.

I resawed the design pieces and as a result I wound with two identical boards after using the surface planer. They are thinner than usual, but for a cheese board, that should be ok.

They are destined as gifts one to a friend in Switzerland and another in Kenya. So each will have a story of their twin.


-- Al Holstein "I wood do it"

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#1 posted 03-10-2015 05:47 PM

Nicely done. The strips add a nice contrast.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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