Lobster Cutting Board

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Project by Roger Gaborski posted 05-06-2017 11:14 PM 923 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The cutting board’s lobster inlay was created using the method described by Paul Zank in 2006

I first drew the lobster, used my iPhone to take a picture of the lobster and then imported the image into Vectric’s Aspire software package. After doing a little cleanup, I created a mirror image of the original image. The pocket for the inlay is created using the original image and the actual male inlay part is created using the mirrored image. I cut the parts on my CNC machine. The pocket is shown in the third image and the male inlay component is shown in the fourth image. The two parts are glued together (fifth image) and then cut apart on a bandsaw. The result is the padauk inlay.

The cutting board is made from maple and African padauk. The size is approximately 11″ × 14″ × 1″.
The padauk is approximately 1/4”, thick enough so that knife cuts won’t be a problem.

-- Roger Gaborski,

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#1 posted 05-06-2017 11:26 PM

Great cutting board Roger, you do nice work with the CNC machine, something I might look into.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#2 posted 05-06-2017 11:59 PM

I liked the contrast. This is a beautiful board. Nice job!

-- John Hansen

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#3 posted 05-07-2017 12:22 AM

Well done Roger.
Good use of your machine too.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#4 posted 05-07-2017 08:02 PM

Roger, this is a beautiful cutting board.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#5 posted 05-07-2017 09:18 PM

Great job. Looks awesome! I love the contrasting woods.

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#6 posted 05-11-2017 11:20 AM

That big ole lobster looks good enough to eat

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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