Cutting Board Gifts

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Project by wunderaa posted 116 days ago 551 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The owner of a tool shop that I’ve worked with for a while volunteered to make my wedding favors for me for free (will post those later). Knowing that they would put in design time and several hours on the laser CNC, there was true value in what they offered.

To say Thanks, I made the owner and the design engineer some massive cutting boards. These were fun. I had time to cut one in half on the band saw and insert a 3-layer sandwich of one 16th inch thick ash and purple heart strips. I wanted to do some other fancy stuff, but ran short on time.

Materials: Walnut, cherry, ash, maple, purple heart




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#1 posted 116 days ago

Very nice boards, great combinations of woods. I really like the strips in the one board.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#2 posted 116 days ago

Great looking boards..I’m sure they loved them

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#3 posted 116 days ago

Very nice. :)

-- Robin Renee'

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#4 posted 116 days ago

Beautiful cutting boards.

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 116 days ago

Gotta love a good board

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

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#6 posted 116 days ago

Great looking cutting boards, nice choice of woods and to me not ever having made one looks to be a fairly complicated design or at the very least very time consuming in the making….thanks for sharing.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#7 posted 116 days ago

Beautiful boards! For some reason the idea of Morse code popped into my head. I was thinking that a great way to personalize this kind of gift board would be to spell out a message in code. I went to the Internet to see if there is some kind of translator, and sure enough, there is.
Not only does it translate anything to dots and dashes, it provides an audio play back. Far out!
I typed in Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, and it gave me
—. .-. .-. -.—/ -.-. .... .-. .. ... -—.- ... / .- -. -.. / .- / .... .- .—. .—. -.—/ -. . .—/ -.—. .- .-.

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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#8 posted 115 days ago

Thats too cool! That gets my brain going…

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#9 posted 115 days ago

They always looks good, no matter which patern.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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