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Project by BanjoBen posted 01-17-2016 07:26 PM 1304 views 4 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A while back I built a cutting board, only to discover at the end of the process that I had used piece of maple that had a hairline split in the end. I trimmed off what I though was enough to cut past the split, but apparently I didn’t take off enough, and over time it spread further. I assumed the board was a lost cause, and planned to toss it.

This morning though, I picked it up and decided to use it to experiment with making my first little serving tray. I was able to work around the area where the split had occurred, and managed to produce this. While it wasn’t what I set out to make, I’m pleased with how it turned out.

There’s a recess cut out for the bowl to sit in. The bowl is just a little ceramic piece my wife bought a long time back.





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JoeinGa

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#1 posted 01-17-2016 08:08 PM

Dang ! Came out great. Would also make a nice valet to set on a dresser and throw your change, keys, and pocket knife into.

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#2 posted 01-17-2016 08:53 PM

Beautiful transformation. Who could ever tell. Awesome stripes and colours.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 01-17-2016 11:00 PM

Looks like it was ment to be ! Think you have got your self a great new design there ! Clicked this as a Favorite .
Perhaps in away that split done you a favour, very creative and very high standard of finish well done.

-- BAZZ, WINDSOR UK A workshop is not a luxury . We need it to preserve our sanity in this frantic world we live in. A place to be at peace.

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#4 posted 01-18-2016 12:06 AM

Improvise. Adapt. Overcome.

You nailed it on all on this one. Very nice save!

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Kelly

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#5 posted 01-18-2016 12:16 AM

That is WAY nice.

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#6 posted 01-18-2016 07:18 AM

I wish my mistakes turned out as good as yours LOL – brilliant save dude

-- Live Forever...............or Die Trying

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Ben

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#7 posted 01-18-2016 03:00 PM

Very impressive – great work!

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#8 posted 01-18-2016 03:02 PM

Lemonade out of lemons, some of our best projects have that underlying tagline! Bravo, very nice and beautiful save.

-- ---Joel; Central MD...rookie empter nester and getting back into woodworking!

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BanjoBen

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#9 posted 01-18-2016 03:04 PM

Thanks for the kind words!

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tnwood

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#10 posted 01-18-2016 03:18 PM

Well done. The mark of a great woodworker is the ability to remedy mistakes.

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#11 posted 01-18-2016 03:44 PM

Beautiful.
Never throw anything away. There is always a masterpiece in trash

-- shuja

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#12 posted 01-19-2016 05:36 AM

nice recycling work – better than leaving it in the scrap pile for sure!

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#13 posted 11-02-2016 12:02 PM

This is such a nice project and very creative.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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