Cutting Board for Cancer

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Project by CClark86 posted 11-03-2014 12:34 PM 1786 views 6 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My Wife’s cousin was recently diagnosed with a rare aggressive cancer. She is only 33 years old and is currently undergoing treatments, some of which are deemed experimental. Due to the experimental treatments she needs, her insurance won’t cover the costs and my wife’s family is putting on a fundraiser to raise money for them.

I was asked to build a cutting board that could be auctioned off. I used hard maple, walnut and cherry I had around the shop and put together this end grain board with feet. I beveled the sides and then beveled the feet and I think it turned out having a nice design, shape and feel. The board can be easily picked up with the bevel and feet and has the appearance of floating when you are above it. It is a very solid board with a thickness of just under 2 inches, not counting the feet height. It was finished with as much mineral oil as it would absorb after a sanding to 4000 grit purely for show purposes during the auction.

If you look close you can see that the wood is not straight and has a slight curve to it that gets bigger as you get toward the sides. I didn’t realize it until after I had already started the glue up that the board of maple I used was some pretty intense reaction wood that caused everything to bow. Any wider and the wood would have started to split on the ends.

Here’s hoping it goes for a lot of money.



-- Hobbyist Homebrewer, Woodworker, Glider Pilot. But only ever two at the same time.

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#1 posted 11-03-2014 01:07 PM

Incredible board! I’ll be praying for her and that your board auction helps.

-- I thank God for everything, especially all of you!

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#2 posted 11-03-2014 02:45 PM


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