Bulge Illusion Cutting Board

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Project by PRGDesigns posted 10-31-2012 02:08 AM 5065 views 17 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My version of the veritable bulge illusion cutting board. I was inspired by LJ’r SASmith in one of my first forays on LJ and others who have posted their versions since. The board is made out of Walnut and Hard Rock Maple with offsetting 1/4” Walnut and Maple dowels. The board measures approximately 15” x 15”. This project was a lot of fun. The last picture is with a circular blood groove.

Thanks for looking and another big shout out to SASmith!

-- They call me Mr. Silly

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#1 posted 10-31-2012 04:38 AM

Very nice.Keep up the great work.

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#2 posted 10-31-2012 04:45 AM

great work
nice and tight
and it really works well

good one

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 10-31-2012 05:33 AM

Looks great!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#4 posted 10-31-2012 12:23 PM

Too cool…..Well done.

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

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Canadian Woodworks

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#5 posted 10-31-2012 01:20 PM

I so wanna make one

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables

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#6 posted 10-31-2012 05:12 PM

In my opinion this is the best bulge yet.

Thanks for the mention.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#7 posted 11-01-2012 01:38 AM

Nice work for sure. How challenging was it to drill the holes? Must be very patient I’m sure. Did you use a drill press or hand drill? Thanks. Bob

-- Bob A in NJ

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#9 posted 11-05-2012 08:17 PM

Thanks to everyone for their comments. To be complimented by the likes of Patron, Bob A in NJ, and SASmith is beyond words!

Bob A in NJ – the holes were the easiest part – I used a little device known as a CNC to drill the holes and cut the exterior.

Next challenge will be square pegs instead of round dowels. I have acquired the 1/4”, 3/8” and 1/2” Veritas square hole punches and plan on trying that combination to see how well it works.

-- They call me Mr. Silly

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#10 posted 03-09-2013 02:55 AM

Wow, very nice board!

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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