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 233 days ago

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

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#2 posted 233 days ago

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

-- Dan

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#3 posted 233 days ago

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

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#4 posted 233 days ago

Looks awesome! :)


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#5 posted 233 days ago

First attempt you say….great job

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#6 posted 232 days ago

Looks great

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#7 posted 232 days ago

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

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#8 posted 232 days ago

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

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#9 posted 232 days ago

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

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#10 posted 232 days ago

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

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#11 posted 232 days ago

NICE! where do I find detailed instructions…

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#12 posted 232 days ago

The board looks awesome. How did you design it?

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#13 posted 232 days ago

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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