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06-20-2010 02:11 AM

OK I have seen a lot of cool cutting boards. My question is how do you do the contrast of woods. But like how Michiganmike did his board is there a book the will help me . Any help is greatly appreciate.Thank you

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#1 posted 06-20-2010 02:31 AM

I recommend checking out Marc’s (thewoodwhisperer) website – there is a video podcast in there in which he is making one of those cutting board from start to finish – that’ll probably answer most if not all of your questions:

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#2 posted 06-20-2010 04:38 PM

Degoose, on this site seems to be an expert on all things cutting board, you might want to
send him a PM. Patron, is also an expert at blending woods with patterns and colors. I’m
sure that both have some tutorial forms that would help you.

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#3 posted 06-21-2010 03:48 AM

I am not sure if you are looking for guidance on design best practices (which woods go well together, etc.), or advice on how to glue up a panel of small boards. If the latter, this article might help you with the basics of cutting board construction. The article outlines the steps necessary to build a serving tray, but if you stop at roughly the half way point (right before you mill a dado on each end of the panel) you will have a cutting board.

Be careful, cutting boards can be addicting. I built one as a Christmas gift a couple years ago, and the next thing I knew, I was starting a business making them with my dad… :)

-- PaulMayer,

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