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No story just playing with the LJ features so here is a wedding gift for a friend. It turned out well and my kitchen table doesn’t look to bad under it either.





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joshuam39

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#1 posted 08-25-2014 07:25 AM

Wow, that is awesome. I bet that took some time and effort to put together. I would love to be able to make something like that.

-- Let's go Pens!

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#2 posted 08-25-2014 07:40 AM

Looks great, AJ! Maple and walnut? How thick is it? Truly a memorable gift! Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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diverlloyd

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#3 posted 08-25-2014 02:15 PM

I have about 2 hours of time in it not counting waiting for glue to dry.
Candy you are correct maple and walnut,it’s a little over a inch thick and was all done with scrap pieces I had laying around. It’s all planed by hand and no sandpaper was used. It didn’t need to be very thick as it has a non slip pad under it. I don’t remember the dimensions but it’s quite large, and finished with mineral oil and beeswax.
It’s sad that it doesn’t get used enough my friends are very protective of it. But for a one of a kind gift I guess it’s ok. Since then I have made two more but out cherry and mahogany for a more subtle appearance with wine balancers of the same design. One for a wedding gift ordered by my mother inlaw and the other for a $5000 a table charity auction. I hope the one at auction brings good money to help out those with disabilities. They are 16”x24”x2 1/2” and not a mirrored design like the one above.
I don’t think it turned out to bad for my second cutting board. Anyways thanks for the comments and I hope it gives some type of inspiration.

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#4 posted 08-25-2014 02:27 PM

That’s really cool. Beautiful job.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 08-25-2014 02:33 PM

nice work loyd. Ive seen so many cutting boards, and made a lot myself, but I really love the curves on yours. Definitely sets them apart from the same old same old. Well done. I can also relate on seeing people not use the CBs you make. A compliment but a painful one none the less.

-- "despite you best efforts and your confidence that your smarter and faster than a saw blade at 10k rpm…. your not …." - Charles Neil

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#6 posted 08-25-2014 02:50 PM

Great cutting board. Very cool design.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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diverlloyd

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#7 posted 08-25-2014 03:31 PM

Thanks guys I put some cuts in it before it left the house. Hoping that some cuts in it would promote it being used.

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#8 posted 08-25-2014 03:35 PM

This is very creative and beautifully done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#9 posted 08-25-2014 03:43 PM

Thanks

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#10 posted 08-25-2014 04:05 PM

diverlloyd i like that design great build on the board,,did you use a pattern or a blog to get it ,inquiring minds ,

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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diverlloyd

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#11 posted 08-25-2014 04:22 PM

No pattern it’s all free hand. I seen one kind of like it on here and ran with it. I didn’t like the way it looked so I put the two together so it’s a mirrored image

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diverlloyd

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#12 posted 08-25-2014 05:49 PM

Oops I forgot the link to the inspiration .
http://lumberjocks.com/poroskywood/blog/10833

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#13 posted 08-25-2014 11:07 PM

Well done piece

-- Norman

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#14 posted 08-25-2014 11:50 PM

Nice work – hope you post some more!

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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#15 posted 08-25-2014 11:57 PM

Ohhhhh…...
Ahhhhh…...
Nice!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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