Diamond Cutting & Bread Board

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Project by newTim posted 1417 days ago 3178 views 12 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first diamond board didn’t come out so great so I wanted the have another go at it. I didn’t make enough smaller diamonds to make a full size board so I made a smaller breadboard and added a maple boarder. The maple ends are connected using the Mortise Pal jig and 10mm x 50mm tenons. The hole is the result of a mistake I made routing a smaller hole so I just drilled it out making it larger. They are finished with TWW’s technique using the food safe GF’s finish. These are gifts for my brother, the finest man I know next to my late father.

-- tim hill

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Joe Weaver

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#1 posted 1417 days ago

The boards are great looking.

-- Joe, Ga

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#2 posted 1417 days ago

My only constructive criticism would be grain orientation, more attention to the orientation would have made a big difference… that said… they certainly look the part…. and the loose tenon is a good idea for the ends..overall a good job…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#3 posted 1417 days ago

you got the design from canadian home workshop mag didnt u! lol…sweet job

-- My purpose in life: Making sawdust

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#4 posted 1417 days ago

Mark… no, I got the design from Larry-De Goose-From-Down-Under. Larry, re grain orientation, Aye Aye sir! Somehow I knew you’d be out there somewhere and would pick up on that. Looks like I’ll just have to build another, eh? :)

-- tim hill

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#5 posted 1417 days ago

did you just cut diamonds out of all the pieces and arrange them?
how did cut them all out the same? router? bandsaw?

-- Ben L

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#6 posted 1417 days ago

DeGoose has the blog of record for the tumbleblock cutting boards. Here's a link. And here’s a picture from his blog. He has a bunch of different patterns that you can see here on LJs (search on degoose) or on his webpage. He seems to be a half way decent sort of human being despite the fact that the blood runs to his head all day.

-- tim hill

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#7 posted 1417 days ago

Sweet. Nice cover ups with the bread-board ends and large hole.

Sorry about getting picked on by Larry. He is really a nice guy down under.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#8 posted 1417 days ago

Anyone feeling Q-bert, or Escher? nice precision work.

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robert triplett

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#9 posted 1416 days ago

I didn’t see the orientation problem, but then I have not done one of these. NOW I see it. Very nice of Larry to provide constructive help!!
What doesn’t kill us makes us better? I also like this kind of help. It’s good we amateurs have the work-a-holic pros to inspire us. Nice job Tim.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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#10 posted 1416 days ago

Those look good.
Thanks for sharing

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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Mike Fritz

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#11 posted 1416 days ago

Great looking pieces.First chance I get I will try to make one.

-- Mike Fritz, Verona, NJ

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