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Forum topic by grace123 posted 551 days ago 1050 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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grace123

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551 days ago

I am thinking of making cutting boards using quilting patterns/ designs. I have found from researching the Lumberjocks blogs and archives how to make jigs to make angled cuts to make things like the tumbling blocks. But I am not seeing forest for the trees and I have not found how to make a triangle with 90/45/45 degree configuration. Help please.


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#1 posted 551 days ago

I have never made a tumbling block but to make a 45°, 45°, 90° triangle I would use my TS set it to rip 45° run the board through (the first cut off will be waste) flip the board end for end, run it through again, and you will have you first strip of the triangle you need.

Cutting the resulting strips to length will give you end grain triangles!

Be careful as the there will be material riding on the blade as it is cut off!

As I said, I have never made an tumbling blocks and this is my best guess!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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cdarney

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#2 posted 550 days ago

You might look at spalm’s blog about making the Double Tumble board. Even I was able to do it from that!

This one here:

http://lumberjocks.com/SPalm/blog/23574

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oldnovice

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#3 posted 550 days ago

Now I see what you were after and I wasn’t that far off! After looking at the reference noted above, a parallelogram is a truncated triangle!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#4 posted 550 days ago

here is another
by dustbunny

http://lumberjocks.com/dustbunny/blog/11197

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#5 posted 546 days ago

Thank you for your comments, suggestions and recommendations for blogs. I have started a tumbling block pattern. I glued the pieces in a thin piece of plywood. I am quite pleased with the result so far. I will post a picture when I have a completed project. Thanks again for the comments. I enjoy the whole Lumberjocks website because of the willingness of folks to share their expertise.

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