Simple Cutting Board

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Project by cstrang posted 11-03-2009 10:00 PM 2257 views 7 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is yet another product of my Wood Manufacturing/Cabinetmaking course at Holland College. Our teacher was out of the shop on Friday and rather than do nothing we decided to make cutting boards out of some scrap we had laying around the shop.

-- 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 11-03-2009 10:14 PM

looks real nice ,
maybe the teacher is slowly moving on ,
so you can do these kind of things ?

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 11-03-2009 10:17 PM

very nice board well done

-- wood crafting & classes

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#3 posted 11-03-2009 10:22 PM

Nice wood combination.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 11-03-2009 10:38 PM

Sweet board…Walnut , Maple and perhaps Padauk or Bloodwood ? What finish did you put on it ?

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#5 posted 11-03-2009 10:39 PM

Very nice.

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#6 posted 11-03-2009 10:41 PM

Yep, it is maple walnut and padusk, but it looks alot like bloodwood when you put the toung oil on it, thanks for all the compliments guys.

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

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#8 posted 11-04-2009 01:48 AM

Chris, this is a nice board and you chose a nice selection of woods as well.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#9 posted 11-04-2009 03:12 AM

Very well done. Nice combination of wood.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#10 posted 11-04-2009 04:11 AM

Nice cutting board!

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#11 posted 11-04-2009 06:40 AM

The Symmetry is outstanding as is the timber selection..looks like you have good scrap …perhaps we should say timber not used as yet.

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#12 posted 11-04-2009 01:10 PM

In my shop I don’t call wood like that scrap; I call it precious!

Nice job!
Let me know if you need a ride to the Mocton wood show next week. I’ll be going on Saturday with my son-in-law.

-- Guy,PEI

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#13 posted 11-04-2009 06:30 PM

Guy, the only reason I call it scrap is because I didn’t pay for the full length, I guess the proper term for these are off cuts, they are donated to the school shop from local woodworking companies. Thanks for the offer to give me a ride to the show but we already have it planned, a few of us from school are going to go togther.

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

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#14 posted 11-04-2009 07:43 PM

very nice cutting board… good to see that scraps are good for more than just heating the house, ;-)

-- jk

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#15 posted 11-05-2009 02:50 AM

Very nice.

I made a series of board with these same woods but missed out on that layout. Very striking.

Good job.

-- "Hey, you dang woodchucks! Quit chuckin' my wood!"

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