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WoodenSoldier

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193 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: cutting board pattern question

Saw these on Etsy tonight and I’m baffled how it was made. I can’t imagine making this many cuts on a bandsaw and getting it to fit perfectly. And supposedly they’re made from purple heart and yellow heart and only charging $100! Anybody have any clue?

No matter what, my hat goes off to lauren2204 of Etsy.

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#1 posted 193 days ago

That first one is TRIPPY.

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#2 posted 192 days ago

”How did they make these?”

As is the case most of the time….
I’m clueless!!!

They are amazing though!!!
Thanks for posting these.
Wish I could help…
However, I really wish my skills were good enough to accomplish a build like these!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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knockknock

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#3 posted 192 days ago

I don’t know how they were made. But the first one, is just a repetition of the same ‘S’ profile.

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patron

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#4 posted 192 days ago

i see in the second pic up close in the yellow heart
the lines continue

i’m betting cnc machine
cut one edge profile
glue the second to it
wait

move the board
cut second re-glue
wait
etc.

repeat
repeat
repeat

make a bunch at a time
so the waiting isn’t so bad

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Pezking7p

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#5 posted 192 days ago

If you glue two boards on top of each other and run them through the band saw, you make both edges of one mating joint with the same cut so the are guaranteed to match. Actually, you can probably do all the boards at once that will fit in your bandsaw.

-- -Dan

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#6 posted 192 days ago

Look through lumberjoe’s projects and blogs. Him and his wife make some similar and has some good how to’s.

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#7 posted 192 days ago

If I was going to make one like this, I would start with two 1/4 inch hardboard patterns. The first one I would make with a bandsaw cut and smooth it out nicely. I would make the second from the first with a bandsaw and then finish with a router. I haven’t worked out the details, but I think the whole thing would be bandsaw, pattern routing, glue up. Then repeat as many times as needed. What do you think? Am I on the right track?

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#8 posted 192 days ago

They sure are amazing work.

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#9 posted 192 days ago

Really nice cutting boards.

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#10 posted 192 days ago

Here’s one more from the same artist to noodle on.

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#11 posted 192 days ago

Holy cow! That is impressive.

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BobAnderton

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#12 posted 192 days ago

I followed the link to the artist’s website. http://www.adesigninwood.com/Home/tabid/314/Default.aspx

Many more examples of his work. Check out the quilted maple on this one.

-- Bob Anderton - Austin, TX - Nova 3000 lathe, Alaskan Mark III mill, Husqavarna Saw

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jterry

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#13 posted 192 days ago

Well, Woodensoldier is as much an artist as he is a craftsman.

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WoodenSoldier

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#14 posted 192 days ago

Pretty crazy stuff. Jterry, I wish I could take credit for these works of art, but they’re not mine.

David, a CNC was my thought too. They’re just too exact to have been done with the “tape two pieces together and run through the bandsaw” trick.

-- Create something everyday.

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patron

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#15 posted 192 days ago

having looked over the link
it is really one curve profile
with the boards moved around
for different looks

you are right WS
they are to exact to be done by hand
in the band saw
the parts would break for sure
in the thin areas
or splinter something fierce

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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