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A series of interlocking sine waves out of maple, yellow heart, wenge and walnut.

-- Ray, Lakeland, FL





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Dallas

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#1 posted 02-02-2013 04:15 PM

Oh, My! That makes my head hurt trying to figure out the cuts and fitment on that one! LOL.

Great work.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#2 posted 02-02-2013 04:24 PM

Wow that pattern is way cool great job Ray.
It would cool if you did a blog on how you made this pattern.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#3 posted 02-02-2013 05:44 PM

That’s a nice design and really catches the eye. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#4 posted 02-02-2013 06:23 PM

Fantastic design Ray and nicely made too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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footprints

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#5 posted 02-02-2013 07:17 PM

Thanks for the comments. For a1Jim: no blog needed – it’s dead simple. Take three or four different woods, mill them to the same size and then stack them on top of each other with a few pieces of double sided sticky tape in between each layer. Draw whatever curve you like on top and cut the stack on the bandsaw. Take them apart and glue one side to a different wood of the other side. Use LOTS of glue. Plane flat to remove the glue. Restack with tape, draw another curve, cut and repeat as many times as you like. Edge glue the final boards to make the final cutting board.

I made a template of a sine wave to draw regular curves but hand drawn irregular curves turn out some pretty interesting results, too. One obvious comment on bandsawing – don’t try to correct any sawing errors if you go off the curved line. Backing out the blade creates gaps.

Hope this is useful.

-- Ray, Lakeland, FL

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#6 posted 02-02-2013 07:55 PM

Nice change from the more frequently seen designs. And good tips on how to do it. I knew when I saw “sine wave” that the maker had to have a science background. What’s next, hyperbolic sine ?

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#7 posted 02-02-2013 10:17 PM

Thats a really neat design

-- Michael Mills, North Carolina, http://www.scicaskets.com

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#8 posted 02-02-2013 11:39 PM

Looks like a 3 phase board to me. Nice pattern

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#9 posted 02-03-2013 03:26 PM

That’s really raising the bar !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#10 posted 02-03-2013 04:22 PM

Beautiful!

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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#11 posted 02-03-2013 04:26 PM

Amazing work!

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