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Forum topic by Gittyup posted 08-04-2013 11:42 AM 915 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-04-2013 11:42 AM

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.


-- tel

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#1 posted 08-06-2013 01:31 AM

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

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#2 posted 08-06-2013 01:57 AM

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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