Christmas Cutting Boards

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Project by cstrang posted 12-27-2015 04:32 PM 1309 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are some cutting boards I made as Christmas gifts this year, they are maple, ash, walnut, paduak, purple heart and mahogany. The one in the second picture was intended for my aunts mother but when I gave it to my aunt to give to her mother she said it was too nice to give away and kept it for herself, her mother ended up getting a different one. The one with the paw prints I made for the breeder of our dogs, we have two Australian Shepherds, they came from Callibreeze Kennels and the owners there are fantastic to deal with, you can tell they are in it for a love of the dogs so I made them a little thank you present for taking such good care of the dogs before we got them. Thanks for looking!

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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#1 posted 12-27-2015 04:40 PM

They all look really nice. How did you do the paws?

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

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#2 posted 12-27-2015 04:40 PM

Very nice work. I’ll bet everyone was very pleased to receive them.

-- Pops ~ In So Cal...

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#3 posted 12-27-2015 04:43 PM

Awesome work!

Love the ones with the “paws”!

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

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#4 posted 12-27-2015 05:10 PM

Thanks guys, Betsy, for the paws I printed out some paw prints, glued the paper to ash and cut them out with the scroll saw and glued the same image to the board and routed them out using a 1/8” bit, some fine tuning with a file then glued them into place.

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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#5 posted 12-27-2015 06:47 PM

These all look very nice.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 12-27-2015 08:06 PM

Love the paw prints…

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#7 posted 12-27-2015 10:53 PM

They are all very nice. Not too busy.

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

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#8 posted 12-28-2015 12:41 AM

These are all beautiful examples of your work.
What type of glue are you using for these?

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#9 posted 12-28-2015 02:06 AM

Nice work CS, great patterns.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#10 posted 12-28-2015 03:16 AM

i love that paw print one the best,all are great builds

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#11 posted 12-28-2015 05:00 AM

Nice boards, love the paw prints for sure!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#12 posted 12-28-2015 07:39 AM

You will make more people happy. I like those curved inlays.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#13 posted 12-30-2015 02:43 PM

All good. These boards without a dizzying pattern are preferable by some (my wife for instance).

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#14 posted 12-30-2015 03:21 PM

great stuff!!!, I have an Aussie as well!

-- 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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