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post #1 of 8 Old 06-30-2020, 08:17 PM Thread Starter
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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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Can you show me your FDA approved documents ???? ( just kidding)
Nice design...Good job....


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I agree, too nice to ever use. Very nice!
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you fancy smancy
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And you completed it just in time, too! Nice!
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Well done. That's some awesome work.
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And you completed it just in time, too! Nice!
Yes, Ken, the first thing she asked is 'can you have it ready in time?' After I told her yes there was no way it was going to be late!

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Well done. That's some awesome work.
Thanks, Ken, hope you're doing well!

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I like the off-color in the mountain wood, almost gives it that look of clouds at the mountain top.
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