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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-30-2020, 07:19 PM Thread Starter
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Default Mountain scene cutting board, laser engraved

I had a request for a mountain scene cutting board, laser engraved with names and wedding date. I've done a few of these and they come out looking nice but I doubt one ever gets used for anything exception kitchen art!

I drew the original design in CorelDraw where I exported it as an svg to bring into Fusion 360. From there I did the CAD/CAM work to cut the Maple, Walnut, and Cherry. These pieces are about 3/8" thick and the backer board is about 7/8" thick. Everything is glued with TB III and the feet are silicone with SS screws and washers, so everything is FDA approved.

After cutting the mountain scene and gluing it to the backer board it goes to the table saw for trimming to size and then to the router table for rounding the edge. I do the names and date in CorelDraw and take that file to the laser shop for engraving. That way they don't have to do anything except load the file and start the laser machine.

It's finished in mineral oil with Beeswax (our own mix), even though it'll probably just be eye candy for the kitchen.

Sky, mountain, foreground blanks; I picked Walnut with some sapwood to look like snowcapped and some in the foreground -
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Blanks glued -
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Blanks glued to backer board -
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Engraving in the laser -
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Finished cutting board -
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Wow, did that turn out good, David,I love the color mix forming clouds, prairie,and ocean with surf. The walnut grain gives the illusion of valleys and ridges.
Just spectacular. Thanks for showing the steps of the build.
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Nice fit on the different woods!
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Very well done. It should remain as eye candy on the wall. Cutting on that would be sinful at best.

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very well done. I love the different woods. I have done a lot of laser engraving on cutting boards but they are all one kind of wood. Some never cut on them but most use the back for cutting and the engraved side as display.
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that look's great, love the way you have arranged the grain
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Another unbelievable project, you continue to blow us out of the water.

Thanks for sharing.

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Excellent work David. I love the different woods.
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Great project, really beautiful scene! A good set of pictures showing the process. I foresee people copying this idea.

Most of the inlaid cutting boards will never be used as cutting boards and this one is no exception. It almost makes you want to put a keyhole slot on the back for hanging on the wall instead of feet so it can be set on the counter.
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