Marc Spagnuolo, Thank You!!!

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Project by Rxmpo posted 01-05-2009 08:19 AM 2592 views 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch


I came across your website last year, which lead me to the Lumberjocks website and I have found a community of people who share my passion. Thank you for all of your work as well as the work of all the skilled craftsman on this site who help those of us still on the front side of the learning curve. Your podcasts are fantastic because they are filled with legitimate information while being wrapped in humor. Excellent work.

These cutting boards were made as gifts and although I hadn’t yet finished the “cheese board” for my Mom when she opened it I think the picture says it all, she liked it!!! Priceless!

Keep up the great work,


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#1 posted 01-05-2009 01:35 PM

very nice! I made 3 and they are soooo gentle on the knife blade!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#2 posted 01-05-2009 01:54 PM

priceless indeed!! I can hear the words: “You MADE this??!!!! It’s beautiful”. :)


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#3 posted 01-05-2009 03:18 PM

The look on her face says it all. well done!

-- All bleeding will eventually stop.

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Scott Bryan

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#4 posted 01-05-2009 03:45 PM

That is indeed a priceless picture. These boards make wonderful gifts and provide a challenge from a woodworking standpoint as well. What is not to like about that!!!

Great job, Mike.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#5 posted 01-05-2009 04:25 PM

That picture is going to go down in history as one of the reasons that we do this.
I just love it.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Thos. Angle

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#6 posted 01-05-2009 04:47 PM

Those ARE some good looking boards.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#7 posted 01-05-2009 05:54 PM

Perfect ! Someone is very happy to say the least : ) Happy New Year !

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

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Dominic Vanacora

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#8 posted 01-05-2009 07:13 PM

Their is no greater pleasure than pleasing your Mother.
Job well done.

-- Dominic, Trinity, Florida...Lets be safe out there.

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#9 posted 01-05-2009 09:06 PM

Well done! Just go easy on the accolades for Marc there. It can be sort of like feeding Gremlins after dark…

Great job!

-- There's no tool like an old tool...

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#10 posted 01-05-2009 10:10 PM

although I hadn’t yet finished the “cheese board”

Isn’t that how it goes, I was applying finish to things on Christmas Eve, and literally made 2 pens on Christmas morning. Great job!

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#11 posted 01-06-2009 02:24 AM

awwww that is just so sweet. Thank you for posting these pics. I just love the look your mom has on her face :)

And just for clarification if you feed a gremlin after dark nothing happens, its the mogwai you have to watch out for ;)

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#12 posted 01-06-2009 02:30 AM

Dude that is indeed priceless! I have seen that look before but its usually because I said something inappropriate. lol. It looks like you made a few dimension changes and the proportions look great! Nicely executed! Thanks so much for sharing.

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#13 posted 01-06-2009 03:02 AM

A great trio of boards. I need to make a few. My wife says all of the children are asking for cutting boards.

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

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#14 posted 01-06-2009 09:03 AM


Although Mom’s reaction meant the world to me, she didn’t appreciate me showing her reaction to the world! Thanks everyone for the kind words. Needless to say this has been a fantastic project and I will certainly be making more of them in the future.

Tex- I completed this project using the design and techniques taught to me by a pro via a free 2 part podcast AND I could ask him questions too…Well, I thought the least I could do is say- Thank you!


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#15 posted 01-06-2009 10:37 PM

Really nice looking finish on those boards. The glue-ups really look good, very crisp.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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