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52 Weeks #23: Cutting Board Complete, Sign Glued up

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Blog entry by clieb91 posted 06-13-2011 04:24 AM 781 reads 1 time favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 22: Working on my first cutting board. Part 23 of 52 Weeks series Part 24: Daddy, how does a teeter totter work? »

Evening All,
I just finished posting my very first Cutting Board project. I really enjoyed working on it.

week23b

One of the things that was great about working on this is that the Maple I used was milled by me. This is one of the reasons I went with a smaller cheese board type. The other to be honest is that I was not sure I could do a larger one. I had the cherry on hand. I really like the way they combined and after doing some research and recalling what people here have said I decided on a Mineral Oil finish. I am glad I did.

week23c

The wine tilt was done as an added bonus from some of thescraps. Both the tilt and the larger of the boards you see went to a good friend for her birthday. She loves to spend time in the kitchen and I hope she will put the board to good use. She was quite excited when I gave it to her and appearently never seena wine tilt so we had to try it out.

The other half of this post is the fact that I finally got to sit down for a little bit with my daughter so we could glue her sign together.

week23a

I made the lettering for this sign right around the time I made the one for mine additional practice. She took all the letters and painted them herself. After getting a scrap piece of Plywood cut to the correct size (always remember to measure how big the sign will be before cutting the base :% ) we were able to sit down for a little bit and do some glueing. I found it was easier to put a glove on and hold the letters for her as she painted the glue on the backs. She did great and only got a small amount of glue on Daddy. Looking forawrd to taking the weight off of the sign tomorrow and having her help me put it up. Oh and she took the picture of the layout of the sign.

Thanks all for looking and hope you have fun in the shop this week. I am going to be working on some birthday requests and presents.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)



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#1 posted 06-19-2011 05:28 PM

She’ll remember these moments forever. Good to see!
thanks for sharing.

ohh and beautiful cutting board/tilt also :)

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