First attempt at 3D Cutting Board

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This is my first attempt at a 3D Cutting Board. The process was pretty straight forward but I made a couple of errors. It was quite warm the day I did the final glue-up and the Titebond III was setting up faster than I would have liked. I ended up switching sections 4 and 10 (from left to right) by mistake. Otherwise it came out pretty good. Funny thing is, that even with the mistake, it still works just as good as a Cutting Board with no mistakes :) I gave it to our neighbors as a thank you for the veggies they share with my wife and I from their garden.

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#1 posted 08-29-2013 07:53 PM

It’s an eye catcher for sure! The pattern looks fantastic! Looking forward to the next one.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#2 posted 08-29-2013 07:58 PM

Great looking board, sure the neighbors appreciate it! I actually like the “mistake”. Thanks for sharing…

-- Dan

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#3 posted 08-29-2013 09:22 PM

What mistake ?? It all looks pretty good from here : )

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#4 posted 08-29-2013 10:57 PM

Looks awesome! :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#5 posted 08-29-2013 11:35 PM

First attempt you say….great job

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#6 posted 08-30-2013 01:53 AM

Looks great

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#7 posted 08-30-2013 02:01 AM

That is so cool. I need to try one myself.

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#8 posted 08-30-2013 03:26 AM

Yep, no need to confess the design feature. Well done!

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#9 posted 08-30-2013 05:49 AM

Beautiful, I almost want to go delete the pics of the 2 i just posted cause yours puts mine to shame! Nice work!

-- Brian, Vandenberg AFB

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#10 posted 08-30-2013 10:21 AM

You did a great job for a first time at a 3D cutting board…it looks great.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#11 posted 08-30-2013 12:57 PM

NICE! where do I find detailed instructions…

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#12 posted 08-30-2013 02:30 PM

The board looks awesome. How did you design it?

-- Mike from Lansdowne, PA

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#13 posted 08-30-2013 04:27 PM

Thanks for everyone’s kind comments. I didn’t design it myself. I went off Vaughn McMillan’s Workingwoods 3D Cutting Board Tutorial. It can be found here. Really the only changes I made were with the wood choices. I used Maple, Black Walnut and Cherry, where Vaughn made his from Maple, Black Walnut and Purpleheart. I didn’t have any Purpleheart so I used Cherry where he used Black Walnut and I used Black Walnut where he used Purpleheart. I think I’ll make another one but this time change up the color scheme and see how that one turns out. One thing I will do differently is Vaughn likes to use bisquits because there is so much end grain to end grain gluing. I think I’ll use splines instead. I’m not a huge fan of bisquits unless I’m having them with sausage gravy :)

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