Last board for last order for Xmas..

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Blog entry by degoose posted 12-16-2010 11:57 AM 5017 reads 7 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The silly season is on us and I have got nearly all my woodworking orders finished and ready for delivery for Xmas…

I received a request for 4 Chopping Boards for Christmas… I have the last one nearly ready. I should be able to post them off tomorrow or maybe Monday… still time to get there but it is cutting it a little fine…[pun intended… lol]

The first one is finished….

Yes..that’s right it is the double step

The second

A round Silver Ash…. 400 mm in diameter and 50 mm thick…
And the third…

Single step on an angle….and only half the size of the others…

are ready for final sanding and oiling… the last is still in the clamps… here is a quick shot of the glue up..

And here it is after I cut two adjacent sides and re glued on the other two adjacent sides…

This one is Silver Ash and Tasmanian Blackwood.. measures 450 mm by 320 mm and it is just under 50 mm thick… It is a variation on the Sinister Boards…

Run it through the drum sander …. a little finishing sanding with the ROS …. profile the edges… oil it up…

Then they all get a set of rubber feet…

Wrap it up in some bubble wrap to protect it on its journey… and thank you very much Santa…

I will post this collection of boards when they are all nice and shiny….

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#1 posted 12-16-2010 12:46 PM

Beautiful, Larry… just like always!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#2 posted 12-16-2010 12:49 PM

That look’s like a fun glue up Larry!

Nice work.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#3 posted 12-16-2010 01:23 PM

So many interesting designs! I appreciated the pic of the glue up- I have never seen that before and I always wondered how you guys do all that stuff? I am still amazed by the process. Glad you are getting your orders all “wrapped” up. Orders are nice- but commission work always stresses me out.

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#4 posted 12-16-2010 03:10 PM

Go Santa.
Looks like you have been a busy boy. That is good.

Nice job,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#5 posted 12-16-2010 03:31 PM

No rest for the weary Larry. Good thing these boards where in good hands. You make this stuff look so easy…. grumble… grumble… grumble….lol

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#6 posted 12-16-2010 03:49 PM

A great looking set! They all look great!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#7 posted 12-16-2010 04:12 PM

It’s great to see one of the LVDTs Executive Board Member MASTERS show us how it’s really done. Thank you for the glue up pic as that helps to figure out how things are accomplished. I for one know exactly how you feel as we get closer to Dec 25th. When I finished my last show on the 11th I was relieved that the season was over and that I could relax for a while. Now, come Jan 2nd, relaxation is over and the whole thing starts again for next year.
Thank you Larry for a great season, great teachings and your wonderful wit. I wish you and yours a wonderful Holiday.


-- Jim Roberts, Port Orchard Washington

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#8 posted 12-16-2010 04:22 PM

Santas sleigh will be very heavy this year, carrying around a bunch of timber.

Nice job Larry.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#9 posted 12-16-2010 04:25 PM

We are going to start calling you the board master. You have some great looking designs. Merry Christmas!

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#10 posted 12-16-2010 05:32 PM

Take a deep breath, hold it… let it out. Now you can relax! Nice boards. Have a Merry Christmas!

-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!

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#11 posted 12-16-2010 07:02 PM

Neat looking stuff, Larry. I have made an occasional gift for family members, usually in DIY style, meaning not fine woodwork. Now I will start thinking about making gifts in the future, your productions are a real inspiration.


-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#12 posted 12-16-2010 07:42 PM

There are going to be some very happy people when they open a Christmas present made by you!! Beauty and utility rolled into one!! Great job as usual Larry.

-- Lorna, Cape Cod

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#13 posted 12-16-2010 09:59 PM

Great boards Larry.

I got news that our friend Mafe has established the Grease Box club. What about the Cutting Board Club?

We already named you chairman.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#14 posted 12-17-2010 02:14 AM


great looking boards as usual. What kind of rubber feet do you use?

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#15 posted 12-17-2010 03:01 AM

You know, I’m doing good just to glue up a couple of joints at a time. I think I’d pull whats left of my hair out with that kind of glue up!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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