Can you Bear another cutting board?

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Project by dennis mitchell posted 01-19-2009 at 11:31 AM 2430 views 5 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

With all this time off I’ve got to do some smaller projects. Got lots of scrap and spare time. I was raised with a pig board my dad had built in high school woodshop. This is my take on it, a Bear board. I made my wife a large “fancy” cutting board but it never gets used because it is just to large and heavy. The main board is a sapwood cherry. The lightning bolts are made from walnut, heartwood cherry, and purpleheart.

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#1 posted 01-19-2009 at 11:35 AM

hahha…that is really cool…and colder on that white stuff—-what is that???

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#2 posted 01-19-2009 at 11:40 AM

very unique Dennis, maybe you’ve started something for a new design competition, “The-not-your-normal-cutting board” here at LJ.


-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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#3 posted 01-19-2009 at 12:01 PM

Zuni Bear Fetish cutting boards…Dennis there is some rich gal in Scottsdale,Taos or Albuquerque that wants to drop $250 on this for you. Need to get you wired into those SW folks.

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

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#4 posted 01-19-2009 at 12:10 PM

Nice cutting board Dennis. I like the different style. Maybe you are on to something there.

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#5 posted 01-19-2009 at 12:51 PM

Dennis, I must admit I’m pretty sick of looking at cutting boards, but this one is one is great! I mean….... it bear-ly even looks like a cutting board.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#6 posted 01-19-2009 at 12:53 PM

Good imagination and design. Bet you sparked some folks out there, besides myself.

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

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#7 posted 01-19-2009 at 12:56 PM

once again Dennis creates a piece of art! Awesome.
I’m sure there is some Native story being told in the design. I really like it!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#8 posted 01-19-2009 at 02:12 PM

Dennis, this is a unique design and a nice way to use those offcuts they seem to lie around the shop for eons.

Nice job.

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

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#9 posted 01-19-2009 at 02:23 PM

Nice board. I like it.

-- Michael R. Harvey - Brewster, NY - - -

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#10 posted 01-19-2009 at 02:31 PM

Now Dennis can start the whole bear family, and use up more scrap wood. Then there are birds and other animals too….a whole nature scene

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#11 posted 01-19-2009 at 02:36 PM

Great Dennia. A very nice board.

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

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dennis mitchell

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#12 posted 01-19-2009 at 02:59 PM

That’s right Bill. I’ll call it the Goldilocks collection. This cutting board is too small, this one is tooooo big….
Thanks for your comments!

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#13 posted 01-19-2009 at 04:11 PM

very well done … reveals your artistic side

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#14 posted 01-19-2009 at 05:54 PM

A very nice design to change from the ordinary. Nice work.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#15 posted 01-19-2009 at 06:07 PM

great pattern look. I like it.

-- making sawdust....

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