Cutting Boards for Holiday Show

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Project by Betsy posted 11-30-2015 02:09 AM 1312 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Getting to the finish line for show season. Two more to go and I can hang up the board-making-me until January. Last show is 12/12. 12/13 is clean the house and shop day then taking the rest of the year to finish up some personal gifts and to enjoy the holidays and work on creating some new on-paper designs for next season.

These are just a few of the boards for the next show.

I promise I’m not a one-trick pony – have some serving trays and trivets for holiday gifts in the works – will post those eventually. But boards are the thing of the day.

The first one is maple and walnut – friend says it looks like a surf board – I won’t say what she thinks the second one is.

The second picture is cherry and walnut.

The third and fourth are just simple face grain boards that are longer. Both have cherry, maple, walnut and ash thrown in for good measure.

The last one is an end grain board I call “Pretty Boy” for no other reason that I like it so I figured it needed name. It’s also walnut, cherry, maple and mahogany.

Thanks for looking.

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

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#1 posted 11-30-2015 02:49 AM

I like them!

I used to use something similar to the second one when I taught school!

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#2 posted 11-30-2015 11:04 AM

Beautiful work. Love that last one. Very nice.

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

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#3 posted 11-30-2015 11:46 AM

Great work, Betsy. Your creativity is impressive.

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

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#4 posted 11-30-2015 12:26 PM

Niiice !
The first one instantly transported me back to my youth, on a skateboard!
The 2nd one also transported me back, to the 5th grade. I got 3 whacks from the principle in front of the whole 5th grade class. Some “Stupid Girl” told on me when I pulled her hair! :-)

“OK Joey, face the blackboard and grab your ankles” ... Geeze, I can STILL hear Mrs McCollough’s voice!

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#5 posted 12-01-2015 01:40 AM

Thanks all.

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

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#6 posted 12-01-2015 03:04 AM

as always great work!!!!!

-- You can tell a lot about your wife by her hands, for example if they are around your throat she's prolly pissed off at you...

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#7 posted 12-01-2015 03:42 AM

You have been so busy. I hope all goes well for you at your show. They look great.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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#8 posted 12-03-2015 01:17 AM

Thanks Kelly!

Xquite – you always have such good things to say. Thank you!

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

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