Quilt pattern cutting board

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Project by amagineer posted 09-22-2011 08:39 PM 18687 views 43 times favorited 42 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This CB is made from Bolivian rosewood, shedua, sugar maple, black walnut, yellowheart, bubinga. It measures 12×18 x 1 3/8. After observing my sister’s quilt she was making, I decided to try and make a quilt pattern CB. After cutting all the pieces 45 deg I started to glue them together, but was having trouble with a lot of movement. I just purchased a Thin Rip Table Saw Jig By Peachtree Woodworking and figured this would be a good test of the tool. I put the angled pieces thru the table saw blade (.093) 1/2 deep and cut thin splines out of shedua. I then glued two different pieces together with the spline. After planeing each square I used the same CB techique to glue, cut, flip, and glue to create the pattern you see here. The only problem I had was not having enough clamps to glue the pieces all at once. Maybe I will ask Santa for more clamps. Any helpful comments would be appreciated.
Thanks Don

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#1 posted 09-22-2011 08:44 PM

that is insane in the membrane.

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#2 posted 09-22-2011 08:47 PM

nice job… I can validate it is not an easy one

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#3 posted 09-22-2011 08:48 PM

That’s an awesome looking CB Don.

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#4 posted 09-22-2011 08:58 PM

Style points for originality and degree of difficulty…very nice Don…BC

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#5 posted 09-22-2011 08:58 PM

Wow! We see so many cutting boards around here, I rarely post a comment. But this one is really fantastic!

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

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#6 posted 09-22-2011 09:01 PM

This definately catches the eye. Nice work.

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#7 posted 09-22-2011 09:08 PM

Wow Don, very nice.
I really like it. I bet it will get a lot of “how did he do that?”.


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#8 posted 09-22-2011 09:14 PM


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#9 posted 09-22-2011 09:16 PM

sweet !

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#10 posted 09-22-2011 09:17 PM

Very nice!

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#11 posted 09-22-2011 09:30 PM

Excellent work. The splines really make a great design as well as having a function.

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#12 posted 09-22-2011 09:33 PM

Wonderful piece here! Wow it’s awesome.

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#13 posted 09-22-2011 09:46 PM

Wow!!!!!!!!It makes me tired thinking of all the work that went into that!!

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#14 posted 09-22-2011 09:53 PM

That is cool. I really like it..

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#15 posted 09-22-2011 09:59 PM

This is only the first … I am sure there will be a few copies by weeks end…
I do like this one…and as you know I am partial to cutting boards…lol…

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