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Project by Tooch posted 12-18-2015 12:34 AM 1307 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Got a request from my mom & pop to help them with some Christmas gifts this year. She found something similar to these online, but the company charges $60/piece + shipping, yikes! I went to the local Rockler and picked up some maple that was o. Sale, and was able to make a batch of 10 boards for right around $60 in materials, which made mum happy.

There was 10 total, but the first ones I finished needed to be mailed ASAP and I forgot to take pics of them. I ended up making a template out of 1/4” ply, and using it to trace up the handle so it was the exact same on each. Size is 10” x16” for each, and they are finished with Butcher block conditioner, 2 coats of walnut oil, and a top coat of beeswax paste.

Thanks for looking, comments/questions/suggestions welcome!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#1 posted 12-18-2015 01:56 AM

Very nice, would be great to have a laser.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 12-18-2015 05:47 AM

Two is better Ken…
Nice job on the boards by the way…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#3 posted 12-18-2015 05:52 AM

Those look great. Gotta keep mom happy. Great job buddy

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#4 posted 12-18-2015 05:55 AM

Beautiful gift – realy cheap too.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 12-18-2015 12:24 PM

Really cool. Way better than store bought anyway.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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Jim Jakosh

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#6 posted 12-18-2015 02:06 PM

Beautiful work, Tooch. I second the thought on the laser. it sure is nice to have for products like this.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#7 posted 12-18-2015 10:12 PM

Thanks for the nice comments, guys. Im sure Larry can atteat that the laser is a great addition, should really only be used to compliment the other fundamental skills.

They are really coming down in price now, too. Maybe tis the season for Santa to deliver one to all of you?!

Merry Christmas to you all!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#8 posted 12-27-2015 11:47 AM

Very snazzy Tooch

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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