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Broda

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1821 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: cutting boards question

hey everyone,

I am just about to have a go at some cutting boards and need a little help designing them.
I recall a thread somewhere in here about using microsoft excel (I think) for designing boards but I cant find it anywhere. (it might of being a blog)

If anybody can help me find it it would be great.

-- BRODY. NSW AUSTRALIA -arguments with turnings are rarely productive-


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a1Jim

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#1 posted 1820 days ago

Hey Broda
You must not have searched here there are a lot of great cutting boards, check out Dagoose work and many others.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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lew

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#2 posted 1820 days ago

I uploaded the spreadsheet to here:

http://sites.google.com/site/lewiskauffman/shared-files

Couldn’t find the original post. This is NOT my work but I couldn’t remember the LJ who did it.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 1820 days ago

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Broda

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#4 posted 1820 days ago

thanks for your replies everyone.
theres alot of good info there but not quite what i was looking for. what i remember is somebody using microsoft excel to design them. using the little squares and giving them colours to see what it was going to look like before they made it.

-- BRODY. NSW AUSTRALIA -arguments with turnings are rarely productive-

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poroskywood

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#5 posted 1820 days ago

Is this it?

-- There's many a slip betwixt a cup and a lip.--Scott

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Broda

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#6 posted 1820 days ago

no but thanks anyway poroskywood

-- BRODY. NSW AUSTRALIA -arguments with turnings are rarely productive-

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ghazard

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#7 posted 1819 days ago

The file that Lew linked to called “Cutting Board Patterns” is the excel file I played with to layout some of my designs. It uses Shape Art as the wood instead of the cells on a spread sheet.

Here is a quick and dirty excel sheet you can use for starters….cutting board maker

Use the color shading to tweak the cells to represent what you want. You can then drag a particular cell to copy that color into additional cells.

Hope this helps.

Greg

-- "Hey, you dang woodchucks! Quit chuckin' my wood!"

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Max

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#8 posted 1819 days ago

Broda,

I think that this link will take you to what you were looking for…
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/11372 It is a cutting board designer.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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Broda

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#9 posted 1819 days ago

thanks everyone i’ll post them on here when i’m done

-- BRODY. NSW AUSTRALIA -arguments with turnings are rarely productive-

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