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Project by Betsy posted 10-18-2015 10:47 PM 1275 views 4 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I enjoy getting Christmas building done early so I can concentrate on actually enjoying the holidays without the “I need to get this done” pressure.

Almost all walnut, maple, ash, cherry and a touch of mahogany. Finish is simple mineral oil.

I plan to give the small face grain ones (4th picture) to the girls at work.

Thanks for looking.

Betsy

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine





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JFred

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#1 posted 10-18-2015 10:53 PM

I like the design, nice work.

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lew

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#2 posted 10-18-2015 10:56 PM

Those are beauties, Betsy! Love the patterns, too!

Nice finish on that last picture ;^)

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Betsy

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#3 posted 10-18-2015 11:27 PM

Thanks guys – It’s been fun for sure. Can never not have a good time making saw dust.

Lew the last one is still a work in progress – but still I figure he’s the picture of dreaming of sugar plums and all that – so since it’s Christmas presents that I’m showing – he fits right in with the theme! :-)

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#4 posted 10-19-2015 10:07 AM

Beautiful boards. They will certainly make wonderful gifts. The board in the 2nd pic is really quite mesmerizing. Nice work and design on these.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#5 posted 10-19-2015 10:20 AM

Mighty fine job on the end grain boards, Betsy. Now that you know how to do that, the design possibilities are endless. You have a good eye for the color placements.

-- --Dale Page

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#6 posted 10-19-2015 10:33 AM

Beautiful patterns, Betsy. Everyone will love them!

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

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#7 posted 10-19-2015 10:51 PM

Stellar job on the boards, Betsy….Plenty of great designs, and all are very different….I like ‘em…That last one looks a bit “fuzzy”....or maybe I should say “hairy”....

-- " At my age, happy hour is a crap and a nap".....

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Betsy

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#8 posted 10-20-2015 12:11 AM

Thanks all – I appreciate the compliments.

Yep that last one always seems to sneak in somewhere – he’s clever that way.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#9 posted 10-20-2015 12:17 AM

Very nice. Very organized early.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#10 posted 10-20-2015 04:07 PM

Betsy, these will all be wonderful gifts. Congratulations and very productive and wise to get such an early start.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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#11 posted 10-24-2015 01:04 AM

Betsy, They all look very good. I love all the colors.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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