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Project by garysharp posted 11-23-2008 01:04 AM 2555 views 8 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a two sided maple chopping block for my wife. I was asked to make a large and an extra large pair of maple chopping blocks to match the big old one my wife has used for 41 years. After they were completed I had this piece extra. The wife asked if I could make her a two sided chopping block. I made it the same on both sides and them made a cradle to hold it. We love it. You guest it I now have two MORE requests for Christmas gifts. Maple chopping blocks are as safe as plastic and safer as the get older because of the deep cuts in plastic are hard to get clean. And oh, by the way maple looks great. The size is 2” x 8” X 16”.

-- Garysharp "When sharpening woodworking tools, good enough,...isn't" “Your life’s complete only when your knowledge passes on”.

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#1 posted 11-23-2008 01:10 AM

Looks awesome. So much for a “Christmas break”

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#2 posted 11-23-2008 01:18 AM


-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#3 posted 11-23-2008 01:53 AM

I really like this block. It looks old school, like the big old butchers block, only shelf size. Beautiful shape and design.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#4 posted 11-23-2008 02:02 AM

That looks great!!

I hope you don’t mind if I copy that. I love the cradle.

-- Bob K. East Northport, NY

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#5 posted 11-23-2008 02:13 AM

“a two sided chopping block” haha, reminds me of my old baseball days my coach would always tell a young guy to go get him “a bucket of curveballs”.....i’m sorry, it was just funny as i read it cuz i thought to myself well don’t all of em have two sides? anyways, really clean design ‘n execution! same as all your other work…

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#6 posted 05-03-2009 03:52 AM

Chopping block is super and the cradle pure genius

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 05-03-2009 04:07 AM

nice design, looks like a center piece for a kitchen. thanks for sharing.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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