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The quick and dirty instructions on how to make a zig-zag pattern cutting board.

08-06-2008 12:26 PM by ganders | 24 comments »

The quick and dirty instructions on how to make a zig-zag pattern cutting board. Click on the pictures to see a full size image. Choose a couple different types of hardwood. The more colors the better. Below is cherry, maple and walnut. Rip strips of wood any width so the total with is about 12”. This is the width that will fit through my planer. The beauty of this is that none of the widths have to be the same. The board shown below is made of scrape wood. If you only have shor...

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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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mechanisms #1: drawer

09-13-2013 12:02 AM by cancharanay | 8 comments »

When I started woodworking I have three aims. achieve make beautiful boxes in wood and with mechanisms.This is because when I was a kid I loved them.My grandma had a box that my uncle made, and I never tired of playing with it. Now, my grandma and uncle had passed away, this box belongs to one of my cousins (I have 42) This is the box that started it all You can notice that this is a two parts box. The upper side has a mechanism to open the lid (that will be another entry of this blog),...

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Cube in a Cube cutting board

06-06-2011 07:07 AM by lanwater | 7 comments »

I am greatfull to Steve (spalm) for sharing his building techniques for this board. He blogged about this board here: http://lumberjocks.com/SPalm/blog/23574 His project is here: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/49529#comment-993768 For detail step by step, please refer to Steve’s blog. I cut the pieces today. I used maple, walnut and cherry. Not the best contrasting wood but that’s all I had.I did cut twice as much as I needded. Try to get your pieces from the sam...

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Cutting Board: How To's #1: Zig Zag Cutting Board - How To:

10-04-2010 11:38 PM by McLeanVA | 50 comments »

For those of you who asked me for a tutorial on how to make the zig zag legless vegetable death table (cutting board), here is my best shot. I am far too impatient to take photos when I work, so I decided to illustrate the process using some good old Adobe PhotoShop. I hope you find this useful and informative. I will outline the process in 10 steps below. I have assumed that when viewing these steps that basic woodworking skills are familiar to you. If you have questions, or run into snag...

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The EZ mitre technique

07-26-2010 10:55 PM by BritBoxmaker | 76 comments »

Hello all. Well I seem to have whet the appetite a bit so here goes for a ‘novel’ technique for making mitred boxes. Its a bit like making a box out of paper, like they showed you at school, using a ‘net’. Only in 3D, with wood and a tablesaw (not sissors). Well first comes the board Its made from alternating strips of Maple and Rosewood of varying thickness. I won’t bore you with the details on how to make it suffice to say that all the corners must b...

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Satan's Throne

07-03-2008 09:50 PM by spaids | 13 comments »

My Father-in-Law is in the shipping business. He knows that I am into woodworking and that it means I am also interested in furniture. He recently shipped the Devils throne and sent me a pic of it. Try not to have night mares about this chair.

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Clipboard #3: Tumbling Dice (blocks)

10-01-2010 06:54 PM by BritBoxmaker | 16 comments »

Yesterday I left you with a pile of wooden diamonds. Now to make the pattern. I use a template to set out the blocks in this design. Its a simple rectangular grid where the intersection of the lines mark the places where The points of the diamonds should be in the pattern. I used CAD to draw this but pencil and ruler would do just as well. For the 20mm diamond I am using the ‘x’ spacing is 20mm and the ‘y’ spacing 11.547mm (now you see why I use CAD), 11.5mm wil...

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Who Cut The Cheese?

09-26-2010 08:31 PM by Mary Anne | 58 comments »

How could I pass up the opportunity to make a blog with a title like that? Here is the finished project, a cheese slicer: Thanks to SPalm for the original idea, blog, and parts source for making these cheese slicers. I offer this blog up because I used some slightly different methods in creating mine. Thanks to degoose for his “drunken” cutting board design that was the inspiration for my design. I think mine goes beyond merely drunken to wasted. Thanks to poroskywood for of...

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Project SC #1: Tightrope walking for beginners

08-08-2010 04:07 PM by BritBoxmaker | 21 comments »

In my last blog I showed a pattern which I am determined to try. It is made of rectangles from 1mm to 12mm in size. Due to a shortage of materials (Ebony) I am making the pattern from 1mm to 10mm. This is because my aim is to make a box using this pattern (or parts thereof) on all visible faces. This is the tallest order I have placed on myself to date. ImpossibleII now seems a fond memory. Machining wood down to 1mm square is a nightmare. A bit like I imagine tightrope walking to be a...

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