Yep, more cutting boards

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Project by kine97/Theresa posted 11-15-2009 02:50 PM 2568 views 6 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I put together a few more cutting boards for Christmas. The Paddle style boards
are for my siblings, made from a 24”x24” cutting board my dad used to use to
cut up homemade pastas. I’ve had to add cherry to the boards to make them large
enough so that each sibling got a portion dad’s board. The dowel
accents are Purpleheart in 3 boards, 1 board has Oak dowel accents (I found the PH
AFTER I had glued in the Oak in one). They’re on the thin side, as dad’s board was
only 3/4” thick, so they will only be an ornamental reminder of our quazi-gourmet father.

The other end grain boards are for the sibling’s also, for every day use. Those boards
were made from Walnut, Cherry, and Hickory.

The smaller, stripey board was made from scraps of other boards that I could not make
myself throw away. It’s a useless size, but my daughter has laid claim to it.

The picture frame was a request by one of my daughter’s friends. It’s made from
Ambrosia Maple, with Jatoba splines in each corner. First time making a frame.

-- "My formula for living is quite simple. I get up in the morning, and I go to bed at night. In between, I occupy myself as best I can." -Cary Grant

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#1 posted 11-15-2009 02:57 PM

Very Nice Job! I like all of’em. Some of them look they could have been a challange to put together, Good Job indeed!!

‘The SedcoKid’

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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Tim Dahn

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#2 posted 11-15-2009 03:05 PM

Good looking boards. its not that the smaller one is useless just improperly named, I think they call it a cheese board :)

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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#3 posted 11-15-2009 08:06 PM

These are great boards fantastic woods and good designs.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#4 posted 11-15-2009 10:40 PM

What a production line!

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#5 posted 11-15-2009 10:50 PM

I like the dowel accents… had not thought of that before….
the grain orientation in the endgrain boards is great…..small things like that make a world of difference….
the small board could be a “herb” board or a ’’bar’’ board…
the frame is simple yet elegant….
So..over all a job well done and I am sure they will all be well received…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#6 posted 11-16-2009 12:09 AM

Great looking collection of boards. Great job of dividing your Dad’s cutting board

-- John @

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#7 posted 11-16-2009 12:12 AM

Great group of boards. Nice story keeping dads board in the family.

Did you find PurpleHeart dowel? I am gluing up a bowl from Purpleheart and Maple. Have installed Purpleheart dots in the maple. Had to make the dots with my plug cutter. Dowel would have been easier, if I knew where to get some.

Grat job. Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#8 posted 11-16-2009 06:31 AM

these are all great…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#9 posted 11-16-2009 06:45 AM

these are all very nice ,
and a great sharing of ’ dad ’ !

good start on xmas too !

-- 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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#10 posted 11-16-2009 07:36 PM

Great Job on all the boards and a nice way for everyone to “remember when”......

-- Gary, Little River,SC I've Learned that the Lord didn't do it all in one day and neither can I

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#11 posted 11-16-2009 08:25 PM

“The Paddle style boards are for my siblings”. I have always wanted to wack my siblings too.

Seriously, you do very nice work. The grain orientation and patterns are fantastic.

Good job,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#12 posted 11-16-2009 09:48 PM

Thanks for the kind remarks.

SPalm, the bad thing is, siblings are NOT afraid to wack back!

-- "My formula for living is quite simple. I get up in the morning, and I go to bed at night. In between, I occupy myself as best I can." -Cary Grant

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#13 posted 12-05-2015 05:09 AM

That Ambrosia frame is really nice :)

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

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