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Tumbling block cutting board techniques, lessons learned and tips for cutting and assembly

01-13-2014 02:32 PM by jfk4032 | 8 comments »

After looking through some other blogs here on LJ and watching some Youtube videos I thought that the tumbling block cutting board was something that looked challenging, cool and something I wanted to try. I learned some good ideas from these other blogs and wanted to share some of my experiences having now made three of these, my setbacks and discoveries to better produce these tumbling block patterns. I purchased a Wixey digital angle gauge as it looked like you really needed to be accu...

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Drunken Cutting Boards #1: Drunken Alice in Wonderland Cutting Board

09-10-2009 03:22 AM by poroskywood | 44 comments »

Hey everybody, after a few personal messages here is my version of a how to on a Drunken Checker Board. I of coarse bow to the Chairman of the Board and pay tribute with beer. This is a Off-Checker pattern I call “Drunken Alice in Wonderland” The “serendipitous” nature of this piece is appealing in a far out sort of way. Here Goes… So first I prepare the Material. I am using Hard Maple and Walnut both are surfaced flat and cut 1” x 9” x 14&...

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Ribbons in Cutting Boards

07-27-2014 02:52 PM by prospector45 | 9 comments »

Several years ago I saw this ribbon design at I started by selecting the body of the design. In this case, padauk, yellow heart, aand hickory for three boards. Then I laminated the “ribbons” Then I cut 2” holes in the boards that make up the body of the design. The problem for a flat boarder(cutting board) was how to create the plugs without a center hole. The first idea was wood turning but this would require a massive square of exotic wood...

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Drunken Cutting Boards #2: Smooth Flowing Drunken Checker board

09-21-2009 03:49 AM by poroskywood | 15 comments »

So having read part #1 I’ll complete the second variation of the Drunken checker board pattern. The process is basically the same except for one critical part and is as follows. Start again by taping two blanks together. This time In stead of making opposing S cuts I’ll follow the S pattern with each cut. (I get a little sloppy, but it works out OK). Follow the Part #1 procedure. CRITICAL PART! This step creates the difference between the pattern in part one ...

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Wooden vases - The Making of part 1

07-02-2012 06:02 PM by Diggerjacks | 3 comments »

Hello I start this blog to explain how I make my wooden vases. Here is a link for the results : For this project you need : A piece of wood 3×3 x 120 cm (For this project I use pine)A latheA newspaperGlueCAClampsA chiselSanding paperLaquer And imagination !!!! 1 I cut four pieces of wood : 3×3 x 30 cm I cut three pieces in a newpaper at the same dimension of the pieces of wood - 2 I glue two pieces of wood and I put th...

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sinister type cutting board tutorial #1: THANK YOU SINISTER , WHAT NICE BOARDS !

04-11-2010 02:36 AM by patron | 22 comments »

i saw sinister’s cutting board last night , saw so many wondering how it was done ,i happened to have a bunch of exotic strips for something else ,and decided to do a board like his .to save him the trouble of drawing a tutorial for everyone about the build ,i took pictures of all the steps .i have sent him a PM asking his permission to post this ,while i await his response , i will be downloading into photobucket . .later ,no word from sinister y...

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Cutting board build blog.

04-12-2010 04:10 PM by Sinister | 30 comments »

I recently uploaded pictures of a cutting board ( and several fellow LJs asked me to show how it was put together. Subsequently, Patron quickly deduced the process and wrote a nice blog showing the step by step process for how to achieve the pattern. I encourage anyone who is interested to take a look because he has some nice pictures outlining the process. I thought I would add a short amendment to his blog de...

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Wood Pallet

03-24-2012 09:14 PM by Dennis Hunter / Laura Merchant | 3 comments »

Well I had some great responces to my Abstract post so I thought I would clear up some of the questions here. I found a mill in Oregon last year and we drove there to buy our wood. When Laura and I got there Chris the owner was very nice to us and helped us personaly. Our first pallet that had all kinds of different small pieces of wood on it he gave us a great deal and Laura is still cutting from. We bought all different kinds of wood from him drove away with a truck load of all kind of nic...

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Double Tumble Cutting Board

05-31-2011 03:11 AM by SPalm | 38 comments »

Or maybe I should call it Two and a Half Steps. Anyway, I cannot believe that I am building another one of these, but heck, they are so much fun. This is a continuing saga of endgrain geometric boards using three contrasting woods. A light color, medium color, and dark wood selection are jointed and planed to the same thickness. I started by tilting the blade to 60 degrees and ripping an edge on all three boards. I then moved the blade over about an inch and ripped again creating a sma...

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Staggered Steps Endgrain Cutting Board

06-27-2010 03:56 AM by SPalm | 43 comments »

This is a new style of cutting board (at least new to me). I was thinking about 3D designs on the way home from work last week, after Martyn’s Blog and Steve’s Video. So I came up with this. Kind of Sinister, kind of Tumbling block. Once I drew it out, it reminded me of Staggered Stairs (which are kind of cool), and reminded Karen of the Steps on the Row Houses in Baltimore. So that is how the name came about. I started with 6/4 walnut cut into 10 inch strips. This small length makes ...

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