CnC Boards and a Zig Zag too

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Project by Don posted 10-09-2011 06:11 PM 1790 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey folks….

CnC board = Cheese n Crackers board. Bad enough I borrowed someone’s idea for these (thanks Chris) so I thought I’d try to come up with a new tag for them.

The CnC boards measure between 5 & 6” wide by 13” long and 1 1/2” thick.

Woods used are Walnut, Bloodwood, Maple, Purpleheart, Sapele, Hickory, Cherry and Jatoba.
These were a lot of fun to make.

The Zig Zag board was a commission piece from someone at work and again, many thanks to Chris for the instructions. I had enough left over to make a CnC board too. Unfortunately, the Maple I used (Maple and Mahogany) varied in colour. Not sure if it adds something to the board or takes away from it.

As always, your opinion matters to me.

Thanks for looking….Don

-- -- Don in Ottawa,

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#1 posted 10-09-2011 06:36 PM

i like the heart and sap look in the board. great looking job

-- Joe, Ga

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#2 posted 10-09-2011 07:28 PM

I hope that the 1 1/2” thickness survives the weight of the cheese and crackers . LOL
Nice job on all of them…very colorful : )

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#3 posted 10-09-2011 08:46 PM

Love the designs

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#4 posted 10-10-2011 01:25 AM

Don, they turned out great. Really nice work. Thank you for the hat tip.

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#5 posted 10-10-2011 01:36 AM

Cool man cool. Nice designs!

-- Bob A in NJ

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#6 posted 10-10-2011 03:05 AM

Great looking boards. What did you finish them with?

-- TurnTurnTurn

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#7 posted 10-10-2011 02:20 PM

Thanks all.

For the finish, thus far, it’s four coats of Mineral Oil, soon to be followed by a coat or two of Beeswax. Sanding at this point is 400 grit but for the first three coats it was 220.

I just had some minor knee surgery and SWMBO will not allow me to hobble down to the finishing room until it’s better.

-- -- Don in Ottawa,

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#8 posted 10-11-2011 01:39 AM

You got me; I was trying to figure out how you needed a CNC for these…

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#9 posted 01-12-2012 03:52 PM

Very Beautiful work

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