Cutting Boards for Christmas

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Project by Bob A in NJ posted 1605 days ago 1345 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 1605 days ago

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 1605 days ago

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 1605 days ago

Hey Bob
super work from both of you.

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 1605 days ago

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 1605 days ago

Those are SWEET!!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#6 posted 1605 days ago

Very different… I like.

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

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#7 posted 1604 days ago


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

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