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I had some questions about this board from my other post so I figured I’d just make it a project of it’s own. I had more pictures of the build, but unfortunately they were lost thanks to my upgrade to ios 5 last year (thanks apple).

My best friend is a huge Zelda fan, so I decided to build her a board for her birthday.

The first step was the design. I didn’t really have a plan, so I sat down with some graph paper and drew it out to minimize the waste with the size wood I had to work with. So how to minimize waste? The answer is a ton of glue ups! I think the total count was 13 different glue ups.

For the individual triangles, I first glued up 9 blocks in 3 different rows. 4 on the bottom, 4 in the second row, 2 on the top row. I did that for 3 maple and 1 walnut triangle. I then went to my freshly build cross-cut sled (thanks eagle lake woodworking) to make the equilateral triangles. After much trial and error, I had them all the same.

Next was gluing up the 4 triangles to make one big triangle.

Zelda Jig

I then glued a bottom row of walnut on the triangle. Next was the large walnut triangles to surround the main triangle. These were glued up in rows and then cut on the same angle as the main triangle. Here’s the glueup.

Zelda glue up

The last step was just a walnut border around the entire piece. The grain orientation was important to remember during all the glue ups.

The finish was first mineral oil, then a mineral oil/beeswax combo.

Here it is after the first coat of mineral oil.

Zelda 1

If you have any questions, let me know!

-- Brian





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harrywho

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#1 posted 636 days ago

Thanks Brian

-- Harry, Indiana

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 636 days ago

Interesting ,thanks for the info.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Ken90712

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#3 posted 636 days ago

That is cool great job and thx for the info.

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

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wrench

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#4 posted 636 days ago

Nice board! That is also the logo of the Fischer ski company.

-- J Wrench Syracuse New York

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Fishinbo

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#5 posted 636 days ago

Excellently made.

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Marcos

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#6 posted 636 days ago

It’s dangerous to chop alone; take this!

-- Marcos, California

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FaTToaD

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#7 posted 636 days ago

Awesome! I love it. The Legend of Zelda is one of my favorite games of all time.

-- David

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Mip

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#8 posted 636 days ago

It looks like the Delta machinery logo. It’s still looks cool. I got to build one of these.

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Brandon

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#9 posted 636 days ago

Nice Triforce cutting board. I spent countless hours playing Legend of Zelda.

Have you seen this Zelda-esque cutting board? http://lumberjocks.com/projects/25275

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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DanSa

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#10 posted 635 days ago

now the theme song wont get off my head! nice cutting bowad btw! love the gluing jig you made!

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NiteWalker

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#11 posted 635 days ago

Nice job!
I’m a big fan myself. I still need to play through skyward sword.

I can see that working in a lot of different combinations of wood. Yellowheart and bloodwood popped in my mind when I saw it.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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bobasaurus

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#12 posted 635 days ago

I love all the Zelda series and this is a fantastic cutting board. Very nice job… getting all those cuts accurately aligned seems tricky.

-- Allen, Colorado

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