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Blog entry by degoose posted 11-11-2011 12:11 AM 1402 reads 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well, this turned out kinda like an abstract painting from the 70’s…

It started out as stripes.. cut for chevrons and cut one again in the opposite direction… then cut into an oval..

Not quite finished but you get the idea..

And here is a small sample of what is happening in the workshop at the moment…

This will be a sushi board.. need to drill a hole..

This Purple Heart board with Hoop Pine stripes is off to Saudi Arabia…

A small chevron board… Jarrah, PH and Huon Pine..

More intitial glue ups…

These will be 2nd and 3rd generation boards when they are finished…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#1 posted 11-11-2011 12:28 AM

I really like the abstract board.
I look forward to the multi-gen boards.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#2 posted 11-11-2011 01:17 AM

I remember (I think I remember) seeing something like that first one back in my “Hippy” days.

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

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#3 posted 11-11-2011 01:26 AM

It looks like a maze. I keep wanting to follow the pattern.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#4 posted 11-11-2011 01:31 AM

Larry: I assume that the reasons you glueups are angled and not straight is because you plan on cutting those boards at an angle.

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

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#5 posted 11-11-2011 01:38 AM

Looks like you need that big pot of glue Larry. Nice work on the boards.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#6 posted 11-11-2011 01:41 AM

fantabulistic and very cool too.

-- Custom furniture

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matt garcia

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#7 posted 11-11-2011 01:49 AM

Dang, how many clamps do you own???

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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A Slice of Wood Workshop

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#8 posted 11-11-2011 02:56 AM

Geez Larry, seems like everyday there are new boards coming out of your shop. How boards a day do you start or even finish (approximatly)? I am always amazed at your creations. Hows the Etsy shop going?

-- Tim-; Twitter-@asliceofwood; Facebook-

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#9 posted 11-11-2011 03:03 AM

That oval board looks so neat!

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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#10 posted 11-11-2011 04:28 AM

Nice board, Larry.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Sam Shakouri

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#11 posted 11-11-2011 06:46 AM

Now if you have any problem, Larry, ask Snookie.
I wish I was your neighbour to collect offcuts from you:)

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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#12 posted 11-11-2011 07:56 AM

That “abstract board” looks very different. It does look great though.
The purple heart one will be fantastic when done.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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Bob Kollman

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#13 posted 11-11-2011 08:46 AM

Nice boards there Larry, I’ve been making a couple too. A year ago I thought cutting boards….
how boring. But after making a few I really enjoy making them, and I think about all the great diffrent
designs. And I see your shop is full of great looking works under construction. Keep the good work
up mister!!!!!!

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#14 posted 11-11-2011 04:53 PM

It’s getting hard to keep current with your designs, Larry.

Very nice work.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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