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Project by Bob42 posted 12-12-2008 06:29 AM 2087 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made a few of each of these cutting boards as gifts. One went to the UPS driver that brings me my wood from the internet as well as tools. Another went to my chiropractor that keeps me as straight as possible so I can continue to make things. I guess I shouldn’t forget one for the Boss (my wife) ;-) and others.

Size 8.5” x 14” The first board is cherry, maple and curly maple.
The second board is walnut, cherry, maple, blood wood.

Sorry the pictures are not that good but when my son is on Christmas vacation from college, I will have him help me with it.

-- Bob K. East Northport, NY

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#1 posted 12-12-2008 06:34 AM

Very nice work ”: )

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

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#2 posted 12-12-2008 06:55 AM

Really like the wood choices and grain patterns on the first one, Bob. What sort of finish did you use on these?

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#3 posted 12-12-2008 08:45 AM

That first one is beautiful. I’d really hate to actually use something that pretty and scuff up that finish.

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#4 posted 12-12-2008 05:02 PM

Sorry, I forgot to add the finish to my write up.

I used a diluted mix of salad bowl finish. About 5 coats. It was cut about 50% and sanded between coats with 400.
Thanks for the comments. I like them both but the second picture doesn’t do it justice. The colors look great in person.
That curly maple in the first is really hard to plane, very light passes or it tears.

-- Bob K. East Northport, NY

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#5 posted 12-12-2008 05:30 PM

Some nice cutting boards. A great job.

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

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#6 posted 12-12-2008 06:12 PM

Nice presents Bob.Lucky people who will receive these.

-- Dustygirl..Hastings,Ontario.. How much wood can 1 gal chuck if 1 gal can't cut wood?

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