gift cutting boards

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Project by Gianni posted 12-20-2015 02:40 AM 1048 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Made some cutting boards with most of what I had left of lumber to give to some friends. Normally I sand these things to within an inch of their lives and have them glass smooth, but then people treat them like museum pieces and they never get used. This time I left a few scratches and even a flaw here and there to see if that increases the liklihood of something actually getting cut on them.

Here they are soaking up a final coat of oil.

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#1 posted 12-21-2015 01:22 AM

Great looking boards.I hate it when people won’t use them.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#2 posted 12-21-2015 07:44 AM

I had the same problem with my first board. My wife said it was too pretty and too nice to put a knife to. So, the boards I’ve made as gifts are considerably less sanded.

-- TT

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#3 posted 12-21-2015 03:43 PM

I love this project. The use of the different wood species and contrasting colors are striking.

-- "Beef"

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#4 posted 12-22-2015 02:09 AM

I gave my mom one about 4 years ago and it’s never seen a knife. I razz her about it every time I stop in.

I use mine about daily and haven’t worn it out yet. In fact, it still looks pretty much new (and its an edge grain board to boot). I guess everyone has their quirks.

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#5 posted 12-22-2015 03:40 AM

Nice boards, a lot of sanding.

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