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Project by JReed3 posted 11-18-2013 01:00 AM 971 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Just finished a Christmas present for my nephew. Being a die hard Texas fan, I doubt if he uses it for its intended purpose. Since my niece is also a Texas Ex, I might as well make her one too. This board is 1.125×11 x 16 finished with mineral oil. The board is maple and the inlay is bloodwood.





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Lance

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#1 posted 11-18-2013 05:11 AM

Awesome cutting board!! LOVE IT!

My brother In-Law is a die hard TEXAS EX and fan, myself on the other is just a Texas fan! lol I want to make a cutting board like yours, it’s on my short list however I’ve never done any inlay work before, how’d you complete this project? Did you use a template? Is each piece marked individually? Was a scroll saw used? Any detail would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks, Lance – Hook’em Horns!

-- Lance, Hook'em HORNS! ""V""

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 11-18-2013 11:25 AM

Awesome job. Just wish they would play that well.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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JReed3

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#3 posted 11-18-2013 01:05 PM

”Awesome cutting board!! LOVE IT!

My brother In-Law is a die hard TEXAS EX and fan, myself on the other is just a Texas fan! lol I want to make a cutting board like yours, it’s on my short list however I’ve never done any inlay work before, how’d you complete this project? Did you use a template? Is each piece marked individually? Was a scroll saw used? Any detail would be greatly appreciated!”

I used my CNC machine to do the lettering and longhorn. My hands aren’t as steady as they used to be so I started doing the inlays with a machine. The TEXAS inlay was completed first. After it was glued into the pocket and drying, then I started on the longhorn inlay. The longest part of the project was drawing the longhorn and getting it to the size I need for the project. After both inlays were glued in, I stood the board up on the bottom edge and ran it through the band saw to cut off the excess of the inlay. It was just a matter of sanding after at that point.

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woodgraver

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#4 posted 11-19-2013 06:11 AM

Great job…that looks awesome! I’ve yet to try v-carve inlays, but your results are just amazing.

-- Jim Pyle, Woodgravers, Federal Way, WA, http://www.woodgravers.com

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Fishinbo

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#5 posted 11-21-2013 05:46 PM

That’s too beautiful to use. I will display it on top of shelves, makes a great decor. Great job!

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bcav8tr

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#6 posted 11-21-2013 07:17 PM

Beautiful piece of work. What CNC machine did you use?

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JReed3

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#7 posted 11-21-2013 08:55 PM

”Beautiful piece of work. What CNC machine did you use?”

I use a Torchmate. I don’t do any metal work, but I saw it for sale and I did some checking on it. I got it for a decent price and it works really well.

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