Experimenting with Dots

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Project by cbehnke posted 10-09-2013 12:50 AM 1681 views 19 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 10-09-2013 02:06 AM

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


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#2 posted 10-09-2013 03:00 AM

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

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#3 posted 10-09-2013 04:32 AM

Nicely done!

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#4 posted 10-09-2013 07:43 AM

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

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#5 posted 10-09-2013 01:09 PM

COOOOL Great thinking and execution. I love the idea.

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#6 posted 10-09-2013 07:10 PM

Inspiring work! Great, innovative ideas.

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#7 posted 10-09-2013 08:15 PM

All are very nicely done—cool designs!

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#8 posted 10-10-2013 01:04 AM

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

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#9 posted 10-10-2013 01:13 AM

now that cleaver ,great looking boards too

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#10 posted 10-11-2013 01:36 PM

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

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#11 posted 11-03-2013 03:27 AM

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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