Introduction: Winnie the Pooh Cheese Board

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This cheeseboard is a gift for my nan. She is very poorly and not eating so much. She loves Winnie the Pooh (the books with the original EH Shepherd illustrations - she is a saintly figure who loves everyone in the world, but she despises the Disney version and woe betide anyone who gives her a Disney gift by mistake!) so I made her this cheese board to cheer her up a little. It uses laser cutting and a shop bought chopping board (rubberwood from Ikea) so was a quick and easy gift to make.

Step 1: Prepare a Graphic

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I downloaded a picture and opened it in Illustrator. Using the live trace function I turned it into a vector file then opened it in LaserCut. Because of the intricacy of the resulting vector, I opted to cut rather than engrave the design into the chopping board.

Step 2: Laser Cut the Design

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I then sent the file to the laser cutter and allowed it to cut the design. In spite of the intricacy it engraved quite prettily!

Step 3: Sanding Down and Finishing

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I then sanded the top surface quickly just to remove a few sooty marks left by the laser cutter. Once that was done, the chopping board was complete. I gave it to my nan, recommending that she give it a wipe down with oil every now and then to keep it looking nice. She says it is too nice to use, though, so probably it won't need it!

Comments

Mindmapper1 (author)2015-08-25

I laser cut loads of boards, I finish them first, then engrave the board, wipe the surface with orange cleaner and then oil again. Makes finishing easier.

Mindmapper1 (author)2015-08-25

Its always stuck me as slightly 'odd' that Pooh wears a shirt but not trousers!

Celticlasss (author)2015-08-24

Pooh has a shirt on, isn't that the Disney Pooh??
I'm with your Nan, I only like the original Pooh..

Konstantin Dimitrov (author)2015-08-20

Interesting project nice work !

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