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Forum topic by Paul Pomerleau posted 02-08-2011 02:11 AM 1369 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Paul Pomerleau

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02-08-2011 02:11 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question cutting board cuttingboard how to

First a little history about myself…
I’m really new to woodworking and I’ve never made a breadboard before.
Well, that’s about it.

I have watched this video as I’m sure all of you have and I fully understand it.
But when I look at boards like this, well, I haven’t a clue as to where to start.
I figure something like this would have to be cut into individual pieces and put together like a puzzle then glued and clamped. Is that about right?
Are there any videos that can show a beginner such as myself how to start a project like this?

Thanks in advance.
Paul

-- Close to Ottawa Ontario Canada


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Steelmum

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#1 posted 02-08-2011 03:00 AM

Do a search on this site for Cutting Boards. If that is still a little complicated, keep searching. Just call them cutting boards and you will find what you are looking for. The results I got showed some endgrain cutting boards and tutorials too.

-- Berta in NC

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#2 posted 02-08-2011 04:10 AM

Maybe if you state exactly what you are unclear about in the video…at what point do you go ‘huh’ or ‘how do I do that’?

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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#3 posted 02-08-2011 04:21 AM

Thank you for the quick replies, I have done a lot of searches and watched a ton of videos.
All the videos that I’ve seen to date show you beautiful patterns but they are all square.
These are done by simply gluing various colored stock and flipping end to end and sliding them back and forth to create some type of variable thickness checkerboard patterns.
The cutting boards that I’m interested in are the diamond, triangle, drunken, weaved type patterns.
Those I see many in the project section, but I have never seen a “How-To” for this type.
I hope I’ve explained it better.
Thanks again.

-- Close to Ottawa Ontario Canada

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spunwood

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#4 posted 02-08-2011 04:26 AM

Have you done a cutting board before? If not, you might try the simpler square method. If you have, you might do that search that Steelmum suggested, and then you could send a private message to someone who has done a board you liked.

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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Paul Pomerleau

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#5 posted 02-08-2011 04:37 AM

No, I’ve never done a cutting board before.
But then, I’ve never done a bandsaw box before and then I made this one.
I have seen some nice boards before and I did send a PM to each of them, but never received a reply from anyone, that’s why I started this thread.
Oh well, I guess I will keep searching or just dive in and see what happens. Who knows, I may come up with something really neat.
Thanks for your help in this matter, I really enjoy this site and spend a lot of time here.
Paul

-- Close to Ottawa Ontario Canada

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#6 posted 02-08-2011 05:17 AM

Hey Paul,
Check out other members blogs and you will find several tutorials that you can use to walk you through the process. But first be sure your table saw is dead nuts on square. These little pieces will amplify any mistakes in cutting when you start the glue up. A few blogs to check out belong to patron, britboxmaker,degoose,and many others. Rand

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Jack_T

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#7 posted 02-08-2011 05:21 AM

You need to review Lumberjock Degoose’s blogs. He does explain exactly how he does this beautiful work. I don’t remember which blog entry it is though :-(.

You may also want to look up Lumberjock BertFlores65 blog. He also explains how he does 3D cutting boards.

Generally speaking it has to do with the contrast of the wood colors, altering grain direction and angle of cut.

Good luck.

-- Jack T, John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life."

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