Bandsaw Cheese Board and Knife

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Project by jaysuzi posted 12-24-2013 08:00 PM 1419 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife saw this pattern on the internet and liked it, so I made a couple of them up. It was a fun project. It did teach me the importance of a decent bandsaw blade. The first cut was with the cheap blade that originally came with my saw. I was not very happy and switched over to a better blade. I could not close up the gap completely when I glued it up, as can be seen in the picture. Lesson learned.

-- Jay in Pennsylvania,

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#1 posted 12-28-2013 02:10 AM

Looks pretty good in this photo. Can you post the link to the plans you used?

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#2 posted 01-26-2014 06:26 AM

How do you go about making that?

-- Dale

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#3 posted 02-29-2016 11:41 AM

Very cool idea. My gallery would love something like that in a cutting board. I’ve done it, why didn’t I think of that for a board sooner?

Looks a lot like a couple of the crazy things I’ve made using that same process.

The process is easy. Take two planks of opposing woods, and tape them to each other flat with some sort of double back sticky tape.
Cut the lines similar to the cheese board, or like the pics I have here.
Flip every other board and glue them up flat like Jay did. Voila! Magic lines running through your piece, and most people don’t understand how you could do that!
In Jay’s case, I think he had to have the horizontal opposing boards glued up before he made the vertical cuts to make them as they are. Maybe I am wrong.

-- Tsunami Guitars and Custom Woodworking, Cleveland, TN

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