Bread boards

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Project by HTS posted 12-05-2009 02:07 AM 1875 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A couple of bread boards I just finished. Variation of a bandsaw pattern I had learned stacking 3 different woods. Only had two woods. Tried gluing them up in two patterns, taping them together, bandsawing them, mixing the pieces and gluing them. Outcome seemed blah, so taped the two sets together, ran them thru the bandsaw again the opposite direction and shuffled the new pieces. Came out a little more interesting the second time. Told my wife I was getting into “quilting” like her! Walnut and Hickory.

-- HT, Denver, Colorado

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#1 posted 12-05-2009 04:33 AM

Very cool. How is this done?

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#2 posted 12-05-2009 04:37 AM

Way cool boards super nice work I really like them.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 12-05-2009 07:19 AM

Thanks for the comments.

Bob – The basic technique is stacking 3 same-size pieces of different material with double face tape to hold them. Then cut them into strips with a bandsaw (or even a jigsaw!) with a fairly fine blade. Doesn’t matter what pattern or path you use, you are essentially making a jigsaw puzzle. Once cut, you pull the taped pieces apart and shuffle the pieces into any combination of the three woods you like. With these, I shuffled the first set of pieces, glued them up and then stacked the new boards and made a second set of cuts in the opposite direction. Then shuffled the new pieces into the patterns you see in the pics.

-- HT, Denver, Colorado

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#4 posted 12-05-2009 07:39 AM

Ah, now I get it.
Thanks so much.


-- Bob A in NJ

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#5 posted 12-05-2009 07:56 AM

very good cut and switch boards , they look great !

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#6 posted 12-05-2009 08:13 AM

Cool! I really like this style.

-- I don't make mistakes, only design

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#7 posted 02-15-2010 06:43 AM

Eye catching design, very nice.

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