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11-19-2010 04:38 PM

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Looking for some insight on zig-zag cutting board. Wanting to try a zig zag cutting and a zig zag cheese board. My question is how much material to start with. Don’t want a lot of waste and don’t want to come up short either. I have read some of the blogs on construction and know there will be considerable material left over from the diagonal cuts, but don’t know how much I should start with to get a normal size cutting board and/or a 6” x 12” cheese slicer board. Thanks,

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#1 posted 11-19-2010 10:34 PM


You want to allow about 20% for waste, maybe 25% with all the cutting you’ll be doing. Shoot for about
1 1/2” thick finished for a nice heft.

By the way, what’s that UK stuff on your avatar. Are you from Jolly Olde? Going to atend the royal wedding?


-- Steve in KY. 44 years so far with my lovely bride. Think I'll keep her.

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#2 posted 11-19-2010 11:56 PM

Thanks for the info,
and the avatar…....... You know how it is. It’s “ONE WORLD, ONE BIG BLUE NATION”

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#3 posted 11-20-2010 12:19 AM

Recently made some trays with this pattern. Found that is you offset the strips, during the glue-up by the same angle you will be cutting, it saves a bunch of stock.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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