Cutting Board Wedding Present

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Project by BGW posted 01-01-2015 11:42 PM 1425 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My daughter gets married this weekend. When she registered for gifts, one of the items they asked for was a cutting board similar to the design above, only it was all one species of wood. I decided to give add a little dazzle by contrasting the maple with some walnut I had laying around the shop.

The picture is one of their engagement pictures, and the verse is the one they chose for their wedding. I finished it with a couple of coats of food grade mineral oil. Thanks for looking.

-- Bob, Indiana, "Well done is better than well said." -Ben Franklin

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#1 posted 01-02-2015 12:08 AM

Very nice Bob. I think it will be way better than a store bought. Great work as always.

-- Mike, Somewhere in Indiana with a splinter or two!

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#2 posted 01-02-2015 02:03 AM

Very nice. Very personal. They should love it. However, it will be for looking at, I suggest making one for use. Just a thought.

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

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#3 posted 01-02-2015 02:21 AM

That is really cool. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#4 posted 01-02-2015 10:25 AM

Please forgive my ignorance as I am new to this site. How was the picture done on the wood… laser, photo Varve…? Nice looking cutting board. Great gift.

-- Tim Haenisch, San Diego Ca.

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#5 posted 01-02-2015 12:32 PM

Nice gift.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 01-02-2015 03:00 PM

As always, thank you all for the kind words.

Monte, while I’m inclined to somewhat agree with you regarding the use of this present, I must confess that I struggle to teach my kids to use things. In my shop, I use my great-grandfather’s 1960’s Radial Arm Saw and hand planer, my grand father’s drill press, and many old hand tools that belonged to the family. Our house is decorated with hand-me-down antique furniture that – frankly, we abuse during our large family get-togethers and parties.

Sometimes, these things get broken, scratched, or stained…but we repair them as best we can and that blemish becomes a reminder to us that all things in this world are destined to the scrap heap, including us, so we should enjoy them for their intended purpose in the limited time that we have. The cutting board is designed for her to use the ‘non-carved’ side for cutting, and the carved side for display. I feel that I know you well enough through your posts throughout the years on this board that you are probably smiling right now and maybe even nodding slightly in agreement. ;-)

Tim, I use a router cnc machine, not a laser. And you are correct, PhotoCarve is the program I used for the picture.

-- Bob, Indiana, "Well done is better than well said." -Ben Franklin

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#7 posted 01-02-2015 11:34 PM

Very nice. I have the Photo Vcarve program and a Shop Bot Desktop CNC machine. Could I impose upon you sometime to get some pointers on using the program?

-- Tim Haenisch, San Diego Ca.

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#8 posted 01-05-2015 03:54 PM


It would not be an imposition. Just IM me and I’ll give you my email address and phone number.

-- Bob, Indiana, "Well done is better than well said." -Ben Franklin

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