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Forum topic by Gittyup posted 382 days ago 449 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Gittyup

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382 days ago

I’m trying to make a cutting board that is a replica of the Maryland state flag.

Flag below

The cross is the problem. How do I best cut contrasting wood colors to produce the cross with a near seamless fit? I’ve try scroll sawing two pieces taped together. The pieces just are not identical enough to swap part between the woods without large gaps.

Appreciate any help.

Tom

-- tel


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#1 posted 381 days ago

I would make a routable template. scroll it close then use the template to route it perfect

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#2 posted 381 days ago

Thanks Shawn. What about the sharp corners? I haven’t seen template blades smaller than 1/4” that is still pretty coarse for the inside corners. Maybe hand cut the inside corners with a coping saw?

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