Experimenting with Dots

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Project by cbehnke posted 292 days ago 1224 views 18 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently bought some new plug cutters and brad point bits, so I did some experimenting with dot patterns in cutting boards. I used a set of Famag plug cutters. They were fantastic, very precise. I used lee valley brad point bits to drill the holes. The combination of the lee valley holes and famag cut plugs worked very well, no need to sand the plugs and no gaps when glued up…pretty pleased with how the bits and plug cutters worked.

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#1 posted 292 days ago

Very cool! I’m gonna take a look at the plug cutter idea.


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#2 posted 292 days ago

They look great, very elegant. I like number 3 most

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#3 posted 292 days ago

Nicely done!

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#4 posted 292 days ago

Brilliant boards. Dots look great.I experimented with dots on box once, too much fun

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#5 posted 292 days ago

COOOOL Great thinking and execution. I love the idea.

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#6 posted 291 days ago

Inspiring work! Great, innovative ideas.

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#7 posted 291 days ago

All are very nicely done—cool designs!

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#8 posted 291 days ago

I like this idea so much that I favorited it for a future project.

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#9 posted 291 days ago

now that cleaver ,great looking boards too

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#10 posted 289 days ago

Classy and unique boards! The dots look amazing in contrasting wood colors. Excellent work!

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#11 posted 267 days ago

Sure looks like you had a fun time with the testing period. :-) it sure does add a new design element to incorporate. Looks like you have some big ones and small ones in your collection.

Your selection to use a brad point drill bit is it a personal preference? I’d have thought forsner bit but maybe better fractions to select in brad points? Just wondering that’s all. My cutters are itchy after seeing this post. Cheers.

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