Cutting Boards for Christmas

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Project by Bob A in NJ posted 11-25-2009 06:11 PM 1757 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

With the baseball bats done for the nephews, we started working on the cheese boards and knives for the Moms and sisters of the family.

Maple and walnut boards made in the lathe. My wife burned in different tree leaf patterns with an entry level woodburner that looks like a soldering iron.

These ones are oak leaves with acorns, olive leaves and ginko leaves.

We call these the “Turning and Burning” projects. I turn, my wife burns!

These take about an hour to turn and 2 hours to burn if you want to try some.

-- Bob A in NJ

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#1 posted 11-25-2009 06:14 PM

Beautiful, When I lived in Wales there were a few wood turners making similar boards. I still have one and cherish it as a functional kitchen decoration.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#2 posted 11-25-2009 06:17 PM

Hey Bob

Really nice, as usual. The turning looks good, but the woodburning is outstanding. I’ll br showing the pictures to my wife and suggesting that she starts practicing ;)


-- Jerry in Central NJ

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#3 posted 11-25-2009 06:26 PM

Hey Bob
super work from both of you.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#4 posted 11-25-2009 07:47 PM

Very cool project. Great idea. Nicely done.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#5 posted 11-25-2009 09:21 PM

Those are SWEET!!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#6 posted 11-25-2009 09:27 PM

Very different… I like.

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#7 posted 11-26-2009 06:51 PM


-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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