Woodworking as Therapy #15: First generation board with first coat of oil

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Blog entry by Betsy posted 12-16-2011 04:57 AM 1347 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well here it is, I’ve just put on the first coat of oil. I think it looks pretty good. I rounded the corners and broke the edges just a little.

Now I’m working on my second board. This board I cut at 30 degrees. I was going to make this into two boards, but I’m thinking of doing something different and I’d like your opinions.

The idea is put a strip of maple in the middle of the two boards and then surround the whole board with walnut.
Do you think it’s too busy? Should I just make it two boards?

Here’s the other therapy I’ve been working on tonight.

What you see here is the best peanut butter fudge you’d ever want to sink your teeth into. I’m the fudge lady in this neck of the woods and I must say its pretty good. :-)

I look forward to your opinion about the second board.

Thanks in advance.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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John in SD

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#1 posted 12-16-2011 05:33 AM

I like the Walnut surround,only I like the wider strip and also the maple down the middle
also like the looks of that fudge

-- Life used to be soooo much simpler!!!!

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#2 posted 12-16-2011 06:04 AM

Beautiful Job, Betsy!!

Love the way the oil brought out the grain color.

I think I would make the larger board with the Maple stripe down the middle.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 12-16-2011 07:04 AM

Thanks for showing the first board with the oil on it. It does look great. On the second, the Maple in the middle looks off to me, but that may be because it is too long and doesn’t blend in yet. How would it look cut to size and with the Walnut border? How would a Walnut strip look? You definitely have the glue up down.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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