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On this weeks show CUTTING BOARDS!! not me but KENBO!

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Ken, thanks for all of these great lessons. You have inspired (nudged maybe) me to give this project a try. However, my brain does not think very well in 3D. So if, for example, using stock that is 1/2" vs the 3/4" for the walnut and cherry and the maple then being 1/4", must you adjust the slab rip cuts from 3/4" to 1/2" as well? In other words, do the strips have to be the same width as the center material of the slabs? If they are not do you get rectangles instead of squares?
 

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Ken, thanks for all of these great lessons. You have inspired (nudged maybe) me to give this project a try. However, my brain does not think very well in 3D. So if, for example, using stock that is 1/2" vs the 3/4" for the walnut and cherry and the maple then being 1/4", must you adjust the slab rip cuts from 3/4" to 1/2" as well? In other words, do the strips have to be the same width as the center material of the slabs? If they are not do you get rectangles instead of squares?
There are several rip cuts that need to be done during this process. I'm not 100% sure I know which ones you are asking about. Could you somehow rephrase the question? I think my brain isn't working today.
 

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Sure, do the 30 degree strips cut from the glued up panels need to be as wide as the walnut and cherry is thick? Your walnut and cherry is 3/4” before gluing the maple to each side. The 30 degree strips are 3/4”. If the walnut and cherry was 1/2” do the 30 degree strips have to be 1/2 inch wide?

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Sure, do the 30 degree strips cut from the glued up panels need to be as wide as the walnut and cherry is thick? Your walnut and cherry is 3/4” before gluing the maple to each side. The 30 degree strips are 3/4”. If the walnut and cherry was 1/2” do the 30 degree strips have to be 1/2 inch wide?

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Okay, I understand what you are talking about now. Yes, the thickness of the 30 degree strips have to be the same dimension as the thickness of the core (or in this case the walnut and the cherry). If they are cut at any other dimension, they wont glue together in the proper pattern. So after you glue the initial glue up of maple/walnut/maple and maple/cherry/maple, and you have jointed and cut a 30 degree bevel on one edge, you will then cut your 30 degree strips the same dimension as you middle stock. In other words, if your walnut is 1/2" and your cherry is 1/2", then your 30 degree strips have to be 1/2" thick. I think I just repeated myself but I hope you understand what I am saying now that I understand what you are asking. Gawd I need another coffee. LOL.
 

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Thanks, Ken, that's exactly what I was asking.
The only walnut piece I had was less than 3/4" thick and I didn't have another contrasting wood to substitute. Before cutting down all of the other pieces I wanted to make sure I understood the relationships. I finally decided to bite the bullet and go to Woodcraft for another 3/4" piece. All they had was paduk. We'll see what happens.
 

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Thanks, Ken, that's exactly what I was asking.
The only walnut piece I had was less than 3/4" thick and I didn't have another contrasting wood to substitute. Before cutting down all of the other pieces I wanted to make sure I understood the relationships. I finally decided to bite the bullet and go to Woodcraft for another 3/4" piece. All they had was paduk. We'll see what happens.
Good luck Tom. Please be sure to post your finished board when you are done. I'd love to see it.
 

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Before Ken posted this answer I drew it out in Sketchup with 1/2" cores and 3/4" ripped pieces. (Like Tom was asking). It didn't work. My next step was to change it to 1/2" ripped pieces but I haven't gotten to it yet. Glad the answer is here since Sketchup usually wins the battle with me.

OBTW @Kenbo I'm putting the final wax mixture on mine today...pictures to follow
 

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Barry, I think what would happen with 1/2" and 3/4" dimensions is a final pattern that is a rectangle, vertical or horizonal depending on which is larger. The size of these cuts determine the size of the square block.
 
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