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Forum topic by VillageWood posted 12-19-2009 01:32 AM 3342 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-19-2009 01:32 AM

Hi folks,

I was asked to try to replicate this item and frankly I’m stumped as to how to go hollowing out the middle part. It’s a baguette cutting and serving board.

Any ideas, and I mean ANY ideas, would be great.


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#1 posted 12-19-2009 02:07 AM

I can’t tell what the radius of that center cut is, but I’d be building some templates to hit this with a bullnose bit in a router.

Once the major cuts are made with a router, use a saw of some sort to cut the kerfs for the knife slot.

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California,

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#2 posted 12-19-2009 02:46 AM

Yeah, I though of that, but I’m not sure if the bull-nose biits available out there would reach. What do you think of making this out of an upper and lower part and using the bull-nose to ddo the bottom part, and a straight bit for the upper part, and then glueing both pieces together? Unless you tell me there’s long enough bullnose bits out there.


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#3 posted 12-19-2009 03:30 AM

I would use a collet extension and a “bowl and tray” router bit with a template to do the reccess for the bread. But that means probobly purchasing more things.

You could carve it out?

-- BRODY. NSW AUSTRALIA -arguments with turnings are rarely productive-

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#4 posted 12-19-2009 03:33 AM

You could use an extension on the bull nose, but the layered idea would work also. Maybe even use contrasting woods.

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#5 posted 12-19-2009 03:34 AM

Thanks guys, I think I can take it from here.
Lumberjocks rules.

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#6 posted 12-29-2009 06:40 PM

For the holes for drawers in my jewelry box, I used my trusty Dremel with a large round Kutzall bur. I was on a handpiece so that I could go deeper. Unfortunately, you have no depth guides so you have to do it by eye.


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#7 posted 12-30-2009 01:52 AM

I’m not sure if this will help, but you don’t have to copy the design exactly… Modify it as you see fit to make it a little easier to construct. Just thought I would throw that out there.

-- J. KUGEL Kirkland, WA

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#8 posted 12-30-2009 02:27 AM

Hoo Ray Baguettes for every one. The templete idea should work fine or a bullnose bit in a router table with stops placed on each end .

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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