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Project by rdwile posted 03-18-2013 11:31 AM 2031 views 6 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was making a bunch of cutting boards this past weekend and decided I wanted to break the monotony with something a little different. This idea came to me a while ago to make a board shaped like a sheet of paper with a line drawn on it.

The maple board is 9”x14” and “three-hole punched” with maple tapered plugs inserted on both sides. The “ruler line” is a piece of blue dyed veneer.

I started by bandsawing the pencil line on the bandsaw and filled it with two strips of black dyed veneer, glued in place with CA. I glued up the pencil by end gluing a piece of yellowheart, cherry and ebony, then cutting the point. The pencil inlay was used to mark out the board and I cut away the waste and fitted the pencil in.

Finish sanded and a coat of cutting bard wax and its done.

Back to the boring boards…

-- Richard D. Wile, http://richard-wile.blogspot.ca/





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indgreg

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#1 posted 03-18-2013 12:29 PM

very sharp love the ideal and the way it turned out . nice project

-- greg indiana

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Bradford

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#2 posted 03-18-2013 12:33 PM

Now that’s thinking so way outside of the box, that it’s brilliant!

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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JoeinGa

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#3 posted 03-18-2013 12:39 PM

Cool. and VERY creative

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#4 posted 03-18-2013 12:40 PM

Thats a great idea, excellent work on this board!

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 03-18-2013 01:02 PM

Very creative. 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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#6 posted 03-18-2013 08:31 PM

That would make a cool clipboard too! Nice!

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SPalm

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#7 posted 03-19-2013 01:40 AM

Ha. That is so cool.
Good for you for trying something unique.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#8 posted 03-19-2013 02:37 AM

That’s really great. I was thinking the other day of making a cutting board and then cutting in a chip and crack and filling it with a different colored wood….you beat me to it…Great Job

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#9 posted 03-19-2013 08:57 AM

Always good to break up the monotony. Cute project.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#10 posted 03-21-2013 01:55 PM

Unique and interesting cutting board! Like it and the pencil inlay added a great accent.

—www.sawblade.com

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