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Picture of 3-D Cutting Board-I Made it at Tech Shop
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First let me state
-This is easy, even for a beginner
-If you're at tech shop ask for help and they will be more than happy to, or other people that go there :)

Start of with 4 pieces of walnut & maple, and 3 pieces of purple heart 
-1 1/8 wide approximately 3/4 thick and just around 33 long (walnut & maple)
-1/4 wide, 3/4 thick and again 33 long (purple heart)

Select the pieces and line them up
Maple, Walnut, Purple Heart, Maple, Walnut, Purple Heart, Maple, Walnut, Purple Heart, Maple, Walnut
 
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Step 1: Gluing

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Next Step
-Glue the pieces together
-For the cutting boards I've made I use titebond
-Use parallel clamps to ensure a level glued board 
-I even went as far as to grab two pieces of wood to clamp down the glued pieces again to ensure flatness

After clamped, I took a damp cloth and wiped up the excess glue that had been pushed out


***USE a board of plywood/MDF under your project, that way you won't be worried about tech shop staff looking over for you to clean up the mess you just made :D**

Step 2: Difficult Step/Cutting/Sled

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Don't give up!

Okay, unless the shop that you are working at has a table saw sled that can hold your put together boards at a 60 degree angle you are going to have to make a lil jig.

This is how I made my sled
-take a couple little scrap pieces that you can find, cut one on the compound chop saw at 60 degrees
-measure out approximately 1 1/2 inch space at the end of the jig, this way every time you cut you have the same size piece
            -depending on how wide you want the board pick a number of pieces you want, 6-12 should be fine, select an even number
-I found a piece of MDF, screw the 60 degree cut to this
-**See picture for more accurate description


Step 3: Cutting

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Cut the strips into 1 1/2 inch wide strips at the 60 degree angle made with you jig/sled
sdbigguy1 year ago
Really like this project. Brought back memories of my first chess board. I carefully cut out 64 squares of wood and nothing would fit together and the the shop manager told me about gluing the alternated boards together, then cut and flip and glue those. Such an easy concept after you see it. Keep up the great work!
That is such a fun design! Awesome cutting board :D