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Project by KnotCurser posted 273 days ago 2513 views 21 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was getting sick of dragging out my large cutting board every time I baked and sliced bread, so I decided that I needed a bread board.

I also wanted to try one of these styles ever since I’ve seen others showing them off on LJ’s, so…........

Here’s my addition to the 3D Cutting Board Club. :-)

Started cutting and gluing about a week ago. The pieces were around 1/2” thick, so I glued them on to a solid board for some better thickness and structure – that’s pic 5, by the way.

The three woods used are walnut, cherry and white oak.

You have to be REALLY careful to get the orientation of each piece correct – I think I made three mistakes, but I doubt anyone but myself notices. At least I hope that’s the case. ;-)

When all was said and done, I had 355 pieces – after trimming the edges to where everything looked balanced I was down to 342.

As soon as the oil went on and all the grain “popped”, I was really surprised at how nice this wound up!

The dimensions are around 15×9 inches and just a tad over 3/4” thick. A really good size for a loaf of bread to rest on.

I have gained a TON of respect for those who make bunches of this style to sell, etc….

Cheers!

PS: I was asked to post an “upside-down” view of the board – that’s pic 6

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 273 days ago

Wow that is a waaay cool cuttring board,The 3 D really works.Great job.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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WayneC

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#2 posted 273 days ago

Very very pretty.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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FaTToaD

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#3 posted 273 days ago

Looks great! I need to try this soon.

-- David

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KnotCurser

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#4 posted 273 days ago

David,

This IS a simple one to make – all the pieces are the same and can be cut with a very simple jig.

Good luck!

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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scrollingmom

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#5 posted 273 days ago

Bob, that is so cool. I love how that looks. You did a great job!

So I’ve been looking how did you do it?

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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Diggerjacks

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#6 posted 273 days ago

Hello Bob

Very very pretty

I like all these 3D tumbling cutting board

You did a great work

Can you post your jig for cutting all the pieces ?

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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amagineer

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#7 posted 273 days ago

Bob; when you can make a CB that draws you in when you look at it is amazing. Your placement of the pieces, accent the 3D affect.
-don

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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SPalm

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#8 posted 273 days ago

Good one Bob.
That really looks nice with the different grains. I really like it.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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degoose

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#9 posted 273 days ago

This is what it is all about…great job mate…I applaud any one who attempts this…

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

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Joe Weaver

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#10 posted 273 days ago

very nice, too nice too use

-- Joe, Ga

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KnotCurser

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#11 posted 273 days ago

Thanks to everyone for the kind words!

Joe, I am usually the one who has to convince my customers and recipients of my boards to use them as that is what they are intended for, so I most certainly will be using mine! :-)

I have already used it for cutting bread, btw.

Cheers all!

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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JL7

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#12 posted 273 days ago

Hey Bob…..that is really well done…....love it….

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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Scott Oldre

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#13 posted 273 days ago

Bob, great board ! My eyes are still askew. The perfect combination of contrasting woods.

I have a question though. Wont there be some movement with the board attached to a solid piece? I’ve always heard that’s a no no, but I would like to hear it from someone who’s actually doing it.

Thanks and again, beautiful

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#14 posted 273 days ago

Wow! This is beautiful. I’ve been looking at it for about 15mins and still can’t figure out how it’s put together!

-- Anna http://richmondcarvers.com/

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prospector45

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#15 posted 273 days ago

Your attention to detail and accuracy is very apparent. Looks great. On my wish list to duplicate your work.

-- Skilled craftsman are not cheap, cheap craftsman are not skilled. Bert, Wooster

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