Bread boards

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Project by HTS posted 1731 days ago 1468 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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Bob A in NJ

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#1 posted 1731 days ago

Very cool. How is this done?

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#2 posted 1731 days ago

Way cool boards super nice work I really like them.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 1731 days ago

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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Bob A in NJ

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#4 posted 1731 days ago

Ah, now I get it.
Thanks so much.


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#5 posted 1731 days ago

very good cut and switch boards , they look great !

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#6 posted 1730 days ago

Cool! I really like this style.

-- I don't make mistakes, only design

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#7 posted 1659 days ago

Eye catching design, very nice.

-- --RoB, Florida

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