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Project by caocian posted 05-22-2013 07:01 PM 3339 views 54 times favorited 35 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve made a couple dozen of these boards for friends. Everyone says I should start selling them. The problem is, I’d have to charge about $200 each to cover the labor. Oh well, it’s a hobby.





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Earlextech

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#1 posted 05-22-2013 07:13 PM

Why would you stop, they are beautiful!

Give them as gifts and your payment will be smiles, which sometimes is better than money. As long as you have a day gig.

-- Sam Hamory - The project is never finished until its "finished"!

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Sergio

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#2 posted 05-22-2013 07:21 PM

They are amazing, if someone wants to buy it, just sell it…

-- - Greetings from Brazil - --

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patron

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#3 posted 05-22-2013 07:22 PM

excellent work
and super gifts too

so sell them for $200
anyone that wouldn’t appreciate them
deserves a piece of plywood
and a plastic knife

-- 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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cajunpen

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#4 posted 05-22-2013 07:32 PM

Beautiful – although the last three patterns almost caused me to have a seizure :-). I really like the first board. I would think that anyone with any sense at all would realize the amount of labor and talent it takes to create a design like yours – I’m not sure that you couldn’t get around $200 for them in the right market. Nice work

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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Hawaiilad

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#5 posted 05-22-2013 07:38 PM

Well it shows all your practice has paid off. Those are lovely looking boards. I still can’t figure how you made boards in the last three pictures…allot of glue up I’m sure

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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SPalm

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#6 posted 05-22-2013 07:48 PM

My name is Caocian, and I have a cutting board problem.

I think they are wonderful.

And I have the same problem.
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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blackcherry

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#7 posted 05-22-2013 08:22 PM

No help here just encouragement, keep chopping…BC

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Buckethead

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#8 posted 05-22-2013 09:11 PM

Easily worth 200 federal reserve notes. I am amazed at the level of patience and determination… These appear to be perfect. I wouldn’t dare to use them. Firstly because they are too valuable, and secondly because I would be afraid I would cut myself while seeing the hypnotic patterns.

-- Bucket, any person that spends 10k on a bicycle is guaranteed to be a $@I almost started to like you. -bhog

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Buckethead

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#9 posted 05-22-2013 09:18 PM

Okay… You have my attention. There is a “trick” this. There must be. Not that it makes it easy, but there is no way you cut each piece and glued it.

I say it is done by cutting wedges and gluing multiples together in alternating directions and species. Then cross cutting and reorienting the new strips.

Did I guess it?

-- Bucket, any person that spends 10k on a bicycle is guaranteed to be a $@I almost started to like you. -bhog

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Buckethead

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#10 posted 05-22-2013 09:26 PM

Nope. That would be reveled at the edge of the board, unless….. A cap was created, which wouldn’t match at the opposite side of the board… Okay…

I’m stumped.

You really did this mathematically?

-- Bucket, any person that spends 10k on a bicycle is guaranteed to be a $@I almost started to like you. -bhog

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degoose

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#11 posted 05-22-2013 09:31 PM

Only two glue ups… exactly the same as an ordinary endgrain board… just vary the width of the cut…I think this will be my next boards.. and I will charge $200… Just need to find the time…
BTW fabulous execution of a tricky glue up…
PS.. I too have a cutting board problem…

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

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patron

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#12 posted 05-22-2013 09:33 PM

buckethead

there are no wedges
just two different woods
cut into strips from the first narrow one
add some constant to each next one (1/16 or 1/8’ for example)
and keeping track of their cutting order (hash mark across boards first)
lay them together with one color going up in strip width
and the other interlaced going down in strip width

glue them together like a flat grain board

clean up parallel in sander or planer (light passes)
and cross cut in the same sequence as the strips were made
(maybe longer parts to start for the difference in width to length ratio)

since the original glue-up had one color on one side
and another on the other side
just flip every other row end for end
so the little rectangles change with each row
and glue that back together

done right
all the grain should be in sequence to itself throughout

hope this helps

-- 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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Francois Vigneron

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#13 posted 05-22-2013 10:21 PM

Amazing ! I understand that it’s hard to let go such pieces of art and it can somehow be easier to give it to a friend than to sell it. But if a sale gets you the wood for the next project, it’s nice too. Anyhow, don’t stop please !

And David, thanks for the detailed instructions !

-- Francois Vigneron, Gif-sur-Yvette, France & Altadena, CA

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Buckethead

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#14 posted 05-22-2013 11:19 PM

I see it now. Thanks for giving me the answer!

Although, I am a little ashamed I didn’t figure it out on my own.

(I tend to overthink/over complicate things sometimes)

-- Bucket, any person that spends 10k on a bicycle is guaranteed to be a $@I almost started to like you. -bhog

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bazz135uk

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#15 posted 05-22-2013 11:31 PM

O BOY ! 5 -STAR TALENT ! WORTH $200 OF ANYONES MONEY. TOTALLY AMAZED AT YOUR SKILL.
VERY INSPIREING YOU NEED A PROFESIONAL WEBSITE TO SELL THESE OR SELL THROUGH A TOP END SHOP… THERES A MARKET FOR SUCH HIGH END GOODS.. BEST OF LUCK FROM
BAZZ WINDSOR WEST LONDON ENGLAND…...
www.woodengiftworkshop.webs.com

-- BAZZ, WINDSOR UK A workshop is not a luxury . We need it to preserve our sanity in this frantic world we live in. A place to be at peace.

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