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Project by woodsmithshop posted 09-30-2009 06:48 PM 2391 views 6 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I did get my first board done before the end of Sept, even though today is the last day.does that mean I beat Larry? LOL, it measures 9 3/4” by12” with handle it is 18 3/4” long 3/4” thick, the wood used is from the middle out is black walnut, black cherry, osage orange, birdseye maple, black walnut, glued up with Titebond III. the design took longer than making it, I am looking forward to making more, I know I’ll never get as many made as Larry, but it is fun and they do seem to be very popular now.

any comments good or bad are appreciated.

-- Smitty!!!





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Andy

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#1 posted 09-30-2009 07:07 PM

Wow! This is very nice…and esp considering its your first.Too nice to use.

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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#2 posted 09-30-2009 07:29 PM

Beautiful cutting board, great selection of woods.

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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#3 posted 09-30-2009 07:37 PM

Beautiful board, Smitty!
The design is very unusual. I really love the wood combinations and how you skewed the last two woods.
You will give Larry a run for his money!
Ellen

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

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bake

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#4 posted 09-30-2009 08:05 PM

Nice board, I will be posting my first soon, I hope it comes out anywhere as nice as this.

-- I love the smell of Home Depot in the morning, it smells like.......carpentry. Bake, Bar Lazy U Woodworks, Lehi,UT.

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Jim Bertelson

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#5 posted 09-30-2009 08:39 PM

Looks like a great Christmas present idea for my wife. I like it a lot.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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spaids

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#6 posted 09-30-2009 08:55 PM

The only problem with making your own cutting boards is trying to get people to use them. Everyone will think its too pretty. I made one for my wife and I had to cut on it a LOT before I could get her to use it. Nice job Smitty.

-- Wipe the blood stains from your blade before coming in.--

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TedM

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#7 posted 09-30-2009 09:19 PM

Very nice! I like the angles you applied to the wood. Very striking!

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degoose

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#8 posted 09-30-2009 09:27 PM

I think that it the most wonderful design I have seen in a long time.. smitty you win.. I am quantity but you are certainly quality. Do not be surprised if you see many more of this design here on LJs.
Regards to you..
Larry

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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spanky46

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#9 posted 09-30-2009 09:40 PM

Very special!

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#10 posted 09-30-2009 10:10 PM

Very nice. BZ

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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Joe Weaver

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#11 posted 09-30-2009 11:03 PM

very nice, great looking

-- Joe, Ga

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Loucarb

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#12 posted 10-01-2009 12:49 AM

Great looking board.

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mtkate

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#13 posted 10-01-2009 02:05 AM

Slick. I might copy it if I ever get to the end of all the other mini projects I keep starting…

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woodsmithshop

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#14 posted 10-01-2009 02:57 AM

“I think that it the most wonderful design I have seen in a long time.. smitty you win.. I am quantity but you are certainly quality. Do not be surprised if you see many more of this design here on LJs.
Regards to you..
Larry”
Larry, coming from you, I take that as high praise, thank you very much, but the inspiration came from you and all of your wonderful designs, it gives the rest of us something to strive for, again, THANK YOU.

I thank all of you for your kind words, I really appreciate all the good things you have said.

“Beautiful board, Smitty!
The design is very unusual. I really love the wood combinations and how you skewed the last two woods.
You will give Larry a run for his money!
Ellen”

Ellen, I was planning on not telling Larry, I was going to sneak up on him before he knew what I was doing. LOL

-- Smitty!!!

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Dusty56

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#15 posted 10-01-2009 06:18 AM

Excellent job !! I’ve got to venture away from the straight and narrow path one day , but I hate to waste the wood by cutting shapes out of it. Your design is awesome though : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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