My 1st 3D Cutting board

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Project by Bob A in NJ posted 10-22-2012 07:53 PM 9408 views 8 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ok, just had to try one of these.

This one is maple, walnut and cherry. Not bad but not great for my 1st one.

The main lesson , DO NOT use wood with blemishes in them like on a few pieces of the maple. It distracts from the design.

The cutting of the tapezoids was not that tough but I did learn my tablesaw is a few thousands off for parallelism the blade and fence. Have that fixed now.

The glue up is in fact tricky when gluing the 3 long pieces. I’ve since developed a new method which I will show on the next once.

I glue up the rows, one at a time and did not try to glue the whole board up at the same time. Took extra time but still had some unlevel pieces and had to do a ton of sanding on the drum sander to get in flat on both sides.

The next one I’ll use purpleheart, paduak and white oak.

Thanks again to SPalm for the idea!!!!

Bob A Oct 22, 2012

-- Bob A in NJ

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#1 posted 10-22-2012 07:56 PM

Great idea. What better than to get dizzy while holding a sharp knife!
Great job on the cutting board.

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#2 posted 10-22-2012 07:56 PM


-- Steven

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#3 posted 10-22-2012 08:30 PM

I am being,,,,,,,,,,,,,hypnotized….......can’t look away…........ Great looking board, way out of my league.


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#4 posted 10-22-2012 08:32 PM

I’m envious of your skills!

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#5 posted 10-22-2012 09:02 PM

Very cool,love this pattern.

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 10-22-2012 09:19 PM

i actually like the “blemishes in the wood” and think it look cooler that way

-- Joel

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#7 posted 10-22-2012 09:38 PM

Nice and tight it came out grand Bob…thanks for showing…BC

#8 posted 10-22-2012 10:48 PM

Very nice job

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#9 posted 10-22-2012 11:22 PM


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#10 posted 10-23-2012 12:55 AM

Outta sight!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...Jim

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#11 posted 10-23-2012 01:17 AM

I’m little bit of a newbie but how did you flatten it? with a thickness sander?


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#12 posted 10-23-2012 02:12 AM

Incredible job!

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#13 posted 10-23-2012 02:51 AM

Very well done , Bob !

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#14 posted 10-23-2012 03:17 AM

Great cutting board.

You did really well; It’s pretty complex.

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#15 posted 10-23-2012 04:29 AM

Ptkaster. Yes, used a 18” drum sander, a flatmaster, then a 6” orbital sander up to 400 grit. Takes about 3 hours to sand one of these. Bob

-- Bob A in NJ

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