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Project by diverlloyd posted 10-03-2017 08:04 PM 1413 views 5 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So this is a wedding present for a buddy his soon to be wife chose this one out of a couple I showed her.
Thanks for looking and thanks to sinister for the inspiration.





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 10-03-2017 08:09 PM

Excellent job

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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diverlloyd

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#2 posted 10-03-2017 08:26 PM

Thanks

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Don Broussard

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#3 posted 10-03-2017 10:48 PM

She’s a real beauty, DL. Nice, tight glue ups.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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oldrivers

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#4 posted 10-04-2017 01:03 AM

A beautiful board so well done congratulations.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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diverlloyd

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#5 posted 10-04-2017 03:23 AM

Don it was a struggle for that glue up. This is the board I thought about building a trebuchet to get it to hit the floor at a high velocity. But it turned out okay so maybe next time on building some medieval siege devices.

Thank you rivers.

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bobasaurus

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#6 posted 10-04-2017 07:36 AM

Have not seen that one before, well done.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#7 posted 10-04-2017 08:49 AM

Beautiful job, AJ! Glad it survived!

-- God bless, Candy

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#8 posted 10-04-2017 01:22 PM

Thank you everyone.

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#9 posted 10-04-2017 01:39 PM

This is a real beauty and you did a fine job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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#10 posted 10-04-2017 02:49 PM

VERY NICE, DL. A unique pattern. Like Candy said, glad it survived. I can imagine the frustration.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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diverlloyd

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#11 posted 10-04-2017 03:31 PM

Yeah I’m glad it came out okay but kind of sad since I really wanted to build a project to destroy other projects.

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#12 posted 10-04-2017 08:52 PM

Nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#13 posted 10-04-2017 11:10 PM

Thanks grumpy I didn’t realize it hit the top three.

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#14 posted 10-06-2017 12:14 PM

Great work. I’m try to figure how.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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diverlloyd

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#15 posted 10-06-2017 12:49 PM

I made them in long strips making the the squares. Then cut out one corner and cut to pieces to the height of the cutting board that I wanted. After that I did a dry fit of all the pieces and played with the design. The corner that was cut out needed to be redone as on some pieces it was off by a couple thousandths. Doesn’t sound like much but it was enough to leave gaps. Then I glued up the board all at once on a piece of glass in a square jig i built. Only the points of the square pieces touch the jig not the flat sides. The next step was squareing it up and glueing a strip to the back and sides so I could run it through the planer to knock some off some high spots. Then I hand planed it smooth after that and finished it but flooding it with a thinned poly.

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