Morse code cutting board

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Project by shopdog posted 08-12-2011 08:39 PM 2359 views 2 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I thought I’d try something new, yet simple. The wood is Ipe, with maple dots and dashes.
The message is in Morse code…the possibilities are unlimited, but I picked an easy message for my first attempt.

Thanks for looking.

-- Steve--

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#1 posted 08-12-2011 08:48 PM

I’d say the message is appropriate.

-- I'm always thinking one step ahead, like a carpenter building stairs...

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Blake Thornton

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#2 posted 08-12-2011 08:57 PM

I like :)

A more complex morse code would be fun too, but that is simple pleasing

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#3 posted 08-12-2011 09:03 PM

Whats the translation?

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#4 posted 08-12-2011 09:17 PM

Perfect message and a great looking cutting board. A perfect gift for some of my ham radio friends. Thanks for sharing this. Mark

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#5 posted 08-12-2011 09:28 PM

To save my fellow luddites from having to look it up, the message is “EAT”.
dot = E
dot dash = A
dash = T


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#6 posted 08-12-2011 09:38 PM

Nice idea! should get a code that turned around it still says something creative! but neat idea

-- If you can't fix it with a hammer, You've got an electrical problem.

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#7 posted 08-12-2011 10:52 PM

Very cool! I will obey your message.


-- Smitty

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#8 posted 08-13-2011 01:47 AM

zindel it does work upside down – it’s TNE which must stand for “tomorrow no eat” and is obviously an editorial about the current economy :-D

(tongue firmly in cheek)

great cutting board!

-- John - Central PA -

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#9 posted 08-13-2011 03:09 AM

Morse code is relegated to wood projects now, since it was declared obsolete in 2007:

Still, it’s a really nice cutting board and I like the concept.

I have an external hard drive at work made by Western Digital that has words around the outside in Morse Code, designed to look like vent holes. Quite amusing when I point it out at work. Most people don’t even notice that the holes are dashes and dots.

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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#10 posted 08-13-2011 04:04 AM

Looks great to me. Morse code was the first things I learned as a scout

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#11 posted 08-13-2011 04:29 AM

This is pretty clever. I love it!

-- Jess

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#12 posted 08-13-2011 06:03 AM

Unique and useful, nice work. If you flip it over does it read “tae”?

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#13 posted 08-13-2011 06:05 AM

wait I guess it would be “TNE”

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#14 posted 08-13-2011 07:09 AM

Very Nice!

73 de N6DSW

-- I'm not old. Just "well seasoned".

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#15 posted 08-13-2011 11:26 AM

I like it as well , might have to make something with this incorparated. Thx for sharing.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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