|Forum topic by Ampeater||posted 05-12-2009 07:09 PM||1078 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
05-12-2009 07:09 PM
I have a nephew who is getting married in early August and I would like to make him and his wife a special cutting board. I would like it to have a double wedding ring (two rings interlocked) with the letter “M” in the center of one ring and the letter “H” in the center of the other ring. I would also like to inlay the date of their wedding near the bottom of the board. It will probably be an end grain board.
I have a few questions?
1. I am thinking about having the rings made from 16 pieces for each ring. It would not be inlaid but would go all the way through the cutting board. The pieces would be made similar to the way that turners make segmented bowls. The initials “M” and “H” could also be made the same way, as they both would look the same from either side of the board. Am I biting off more than I can chew here? Making the pieces for the rings would be doable. Even the letters are possible but more difficult. How hard is it going to be to get all of the other pieces that go around and inside the rings to fit?
2. If I add the inlayed wedding date, how deep would the inlay have to be to make sure that if won’t be damaged by water?
3. Would TB III be the best glue to use?
I would really appreciate any ideas, advice, or help that your can provide.
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