Christmas Cutting Boards

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Project by jayman7 posted 12-26-2009 11:26 PM 2265 views 6 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just adding to the long list of wonderful cutting boards that everyone made for Christmas. I made these end-grain cutting boards out of maple, cherry, and walnut. I used a simple sled to flatten it in my planer after the first glue-up (Just 3/4” MDF with hot glue and shims). I didn’t have enough to make one of them, so i used some scraps of walnut to form vertical end-grain stripes. I also forgot how long it takes to sand these things flat. What a pain.

I used CBdesigner to help design one of them. It was the first time I actually used it for something I made personally and it worked like a charm. If you haven’t used it, check it out:

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#1 posted 12-26-2009 11:54 PM

First time you used CBdesigner – that’s interesting. I used it on 3 boards I made. I put together a blog the process and posted the a project them. The program was a great help – frankly it is what enabled me to make the boards as I wanted. Thanks for the program—and the boards you made look great too!

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#2 posted 12-27-2009 01:35 AM

So that’s how those types of boards are made! Thanks!

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#3 posted 12-27-2009 07:30 AM

Very nice boards!
Ive used CBdesigner a bit myself and love it.

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#4 posted 12-27-2009 08:14 AM

They look great

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#5 posted 12-27-2009 04:35 PM

sras, great blog! Glad to see how someone else uses the program too. Your cutting board turned out great!

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#6 posted 12-27-2009 09:25 PM

Hello I have installed the program, and it is apparantly running allright, but when I press “Lets make a cutting board” nothing happens I run on windows xp home
What’s the problem?
I have an error message “please put a number in the box(es) ”
Help me please

I would very much like to use your software but I can’t

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#7 posted 12-28-2009 08:48 PM


I must substitute the ”. ” by ”,” and all is allright

Thanks a lot for the software

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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