Negative Mirror Image

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Project by degoose posted 1879 days ago 1720 views 0 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just playing around with designs. I cut some Tasmanian Blackwood and some Silver Ash with a 70 and 80 degree bevel and glued them up alternatively from the centre and then cut and rolled to make a butcher block endgrain board. Mirrored but with a negative image! Nice for a small cheese board or for use at the bar. A little slippage in the glue up.. using Titebond III for the first time.. A little longer tack time.. The corners have been rounded.
In the background.. something I am doing more of…is a piece of timber I bookmatched from the small sections of logs that the neighbor gave me.. he was burning them and noticed the nice color of the heartwood.. I don’t know the type of timber.. hard to tell from the small sample. But it is definitely a hardwood,, Australian Native of some sort. And it burns well I am told..sacrilege !!

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#1 posted 1879 days ago

It makes my eyes cross looking at it but it’s beautiful.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Marian Neagu

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#2 posted 1879 days ago

well done, very smooth. I like it.

-- Marian Neagu - Targoviste, Romania

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#3 posted 1879 days ago

even when ,
you are negative ,
you are positive !
way fun ,

and beautifull !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#4 posted 1879 days ago

That is really cool Larry.

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#5 posted 1879 days ago

I love the design idea, and you executed it perfectly!

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

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#6 posted 1879 days ago

Very nice, Larry. Just one more interesting variation on your theme…each is more interesting than the last!

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

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#7 posted 1879 days ago

nice board will have try 1 of those if i ever get caught up

-- self proclaimed copycat

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#8 posted 1879 days ago

Larry a maganificant board. Hard on the eyes but great.

-- 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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#9 posted 1879 days ago

Hey Larry
a very cool cutting board your the king of cutting boards great job as uaual.

-- Custom furniture

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#10 posted 1879 days ago

Larry , You are to cutting boards what Trifern is to turned hollow forms : ) This one is really great !

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

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Kent Shepherd

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#11 posted 1879 days ago

I shall go rest my eyes now——Wow!!!
I love your stuff.

Larry, you are the World Cheese Board Wizard.
Or maybe just the “Cheese Whiz”

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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#12 posted 1878 days ago

Very special again Larry!

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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#13 posted 1878 days ago

Nice mate love the contrast in the woods one of your best yet mate


-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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#14 posted 1878 days ago

If you look at it long enough patterns “pop” from the board. I see a couple of band saw blades, a Japanese flush cut saw, I think I see a scroll saw blade, and then it after a while it looks like another beautiful cutting board.
Nice work once again Larry.
You say this is the first time for Titebond III, what were you using before?

Hey what’s that teaser board in the background? The round weave board, haven’t seen that one posted yet!


-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~

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#15 posted 1878 days ago

Actually, looking at some of your stuff makes me think of looking up some tapa cloth designs and seeing if those could be worked into a board…

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