3d Tumbling block

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Project by Tag84 posted 02-15-2013 03:03 PM 8172 views 49 times favorited 38 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this cuttingBlock for a client.
It took 3 boards, 4 feet long pieces of Walnut, Maple and Cherry.
I gave her a link to all the lumberjocks cuttingboards to see what sort of pattern she would like.
With help of Degoose his tutorial managed to build it.
Measurements are 17.7in length x 12.4in width x 3.9in high
Finished with 1 coat of Tungoil.

Some construction pictures;

Thanks for watching!

-- -Thomas -

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#1 posted 02-15-2013 03:08 PM

Absolutely Stunning! Great Project! Thanks for sharing and posting in such killer detail….

-- Rick.... Fort Worth, Texas

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#2 posted 02-15-2013 03:18 PM

That is fantastic. Excellent choice of woods, great precision on your cuts and the depth is wildly impressive.

-- Measure, cut, curse, repeat.

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Michael Wilson

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#3 posted 02-15-2013 03:27 PM

Damn. That is one gorgeous board. I can’t even imagine what the glue-up procedure on something like that would be, even with the pictures. Seems to me like it would slide all over the place.

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#4 posted 02-15-2013 03:49 PM

Thanks alot! I have to say Mad, this is only part of the story :) Glueing the 3 parts together went pretty smooth. I glued the sides not too thick but just enough, then put 3 bandaids 3 times wrapped around the segments.
If parts where uneven here, i could still press them against the flat board i was working on trying to even them.
Putting the segments together was alot harder, parts where sliding, even when i forced them back down a couple of times. Also had some gaps. But after planing and sanding, and filling gaps up and pushing extra glue in i think it worked out :).

-- -Thomas -

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#5 posted 02-15-2013 03:57 PM

Great work, these are fun to make. Yrs ago when I first joined here Degoose helped me with this very same project. Always liked these.

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

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#6 posted 02-15-2013 04:30 PM

I have to imagine that you could take a lot of the pain out of it with a bunch of half-cut pieces set down on a piece of ply to use as a gluing base.


Once I’m working again I’m going to give this a shot.

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#7 posted 02-15-2013 04:34 PM

Almost 4” high! I bet the thing weighs enough to not move around while using. Nicely done.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#8 posted 02-15-2013 04:43 PM

Beautiful! Great Work!

-- Chris Mobley -

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#9 posted 02-15-2013 05:18 PM

Awesome work, makes me a bit dizzy


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#10 posted 02-15-2013 05:21 PM

Nice, the layout resembes the old Q*bert game

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#11 posted 02-15-2013 05:23 PM

awesome, really really cool

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#12 posted 02-15-2013 05:26 PM

Heh. I think Q*bert every time I see it.

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#13 posted 02-15-2013 05:29 PM

Fabulous finish…. I knew you would finally get it…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#14 posted 02-15-2013 05:55 PM

what an eye catcher. I will have to try making one someday.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#15 posted 02-15-2013 06:30 PM

Hello TAg84

A very nice piece

I’m impressive with the depth of the piece

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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