Tumbling Block Board

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Project by Mr. Budster posted 02-16-2010 01:14 AM 3641 views 21 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first successful prototype of a tumbling block board. Made from Cherry, Hard Maple and Black Walnut. Using the blogs and images of other tumbling blocks here for inspiration, I tried a variety of methods for both cutting and gluing the diamonds. Ultimately, I used a jig made out of MDF on the tablesaw to cut the shapes.

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#1 posted 02-16-2010 01:20 AM

Great treament of the sides and ends for a frame around the blocks. I like the way blocks stop with a minimum of partial blocks.


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#2 posted 02-16-2010 01:29 AM

Uhmmmm…..Wow is all I have to say, and that’s after being at the Winter Olympics yesterday!! I’d love to see the jig you used to create this.

-- Cheers, Joel Elder

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#3 posted 02-16-2010 01:29 AM

Very nicely done.

-- Just remember,it was a lone amatuer that built the ark, and a team of experts built the Titanic.

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#4 posted 02-16-2010 01:36 AM

This is a real work of art! I love both the design and the execution!

-- Bob - A sideline, not how I earn a living

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#5 posted 02-16-2010 02:03 AM


-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#6 posted 02-16-2010 02:07 AM

It’s clear that a lot of thought went into the layout! Very nice!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#7 posted 02-16-2010 02:18 AM

Congratulations; that turned out really nice.

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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#8 posted 02-16-2010 02:21 AM

This is very stunning, you did a great job getting everything to line up!

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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#9 posted 02-16-2010 02:34 AM

Wow, that must’ve taken some serious time for not only planning, but assembling.

Excellent execution!

Can you do a bit of a write-up and show us the jig you used for this?

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#10 posted 02-16-2010 03:16 AM

I can only echo everyones comments – WOW!

Also, I would LOVE to see the jig you used for this!


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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Mr. Budster

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#11 posted 02-16-2010 03:20 AM

Thanks for the comments!

I’m in the process of working on more of these, so I’ll try and post a blog or something in the next week or two showing the step-by-step.

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#12 posted 02-16-2010 03:46 AM

That turned out great.

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM

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#13 posted 02-16-2010 03:52 AM

I’m sure the Chairman of the Board would approve…bravo…BC

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#14 posted 02-16-2010 05:45 AM

WOW!! i have made several boards, none that caompare. Great job.

-- Ralph New Hampshire,

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#15 posted 02-16-2010 07:20 AM

Very nicely done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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