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Here is a 3D cutting board I recently made for my wife. It is made of Hard Maple, Cherry and Walnut. The toughest part was the glue up. There are 140 pieces to this cutting board. To glue it up, I first glued 3 pieces together to form hexagons. I used rubber bands to hold these pieces together. I then glued the hexagons into rows, then glued the rows into a grid. Then I filled the extra pieces into the voids around the edges. I then sawed off the overhanging pieces to make a rectangle shaped board. I then made the Walnut side strips and glued them into place.

I then planed the glued up board on both sides using my ski mounted router. Then I sanded it smooth with a ROS.

The end product is intended to be a show piece and not used as an actual cutting board. Therefore, the board was finished using Minwax Satin Polyurethane instead of Mineral Oil as the Poly finish will not dry out and will keep the natural wood colors vibrant much longer.
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Now that I like. Well done.

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Wow that's something neat there Glen. It certainly looks 3D , quite a nice effect

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Great result, Glenn.

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Looks great Glenn.

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Excellent work Glen. That style is one that I have not made yet. Thanks for explaining your process.

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Beautiful job Glen. I have had an idea for one some place between my head and my work bench.

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Excellent work Glen.
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An outstanding job, Glenn. You really have a unique product. billy boy Bill Major
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Nice, Glenn. Nice. You have the patience of a saint.

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