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Project by dustbunny posted 1726 days ago 3128 views 10 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This board has been tucked at the bottom of my pile. I wasn’t going to do anything with it because I was so unhappy with how it turned out.
Some of you may remember this board from my forum post “What do I do now?”
http://lumberjocks.com/topics/9312
So I salvaged, more or less, the board. Put a small wedge in the gap, but still hid the board in my pile.
Anyway, I dug it out the other day and brushed it off. Sold it for cost of material today.
This was a great learning project, thanks to all who responded on fixing the gap, it worked.

Sapele, Hard Maple, and Walnut. Finished with Howards Butcher Block Conditioner.

Thanks for looking,

Lisa

-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~ http://quiltedwood.com





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grizzman

6920 posts in 1930 days


#1 posted 1726 days ago

wow…i think it looks like the first lazy bunny…...lol…very nice work…larry has inspired you..you did a great job…might be inspired soon to try one myself…thanks

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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grizzman

6920 posts in 1930 days


#2 posted 1726 days ago

ah heck..you could have gotten more then just cost…its a beauty of a board..your being way to hard on yourself…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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poroskywood

614 posts in 1991 days


#3 posted 1726 days ago

Nice, I had one of these also with similar mistakes. I like to test glue strength with my 357 magnum. On this board I was actually trying to shoot out the squares! fun fun. End grain holds up the best but a cutting board has yet to win. Yes! my 200th post, thanks Lisa. BTW I like your key chains!

-- There's many a slip betwixt a cup and a lip.--Scott

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a1Jim

112011 posts in 2204 days


#4 posted 1726 days ago

Great job Lisa
This board is wonderful.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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jack1

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#5 posted 1726 days ago

Good X-mas gift! ;0) I like it! Errors show it was man (oops, woman) made. I lived in New Mexico and collected a few Navajo rugs and none, I repeat none are absolutely perfect. I asked a weaver why and was told that that is how you get the evil spirits out of your pieces. I fear being perfect too because only the good die young! ;0)

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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patron

13001 posts in 1968 days


#6 posted 1726 days ago

good salvage ,
and more room for more work !

i will be able to say ,

” i knew her when …... “

thanks .

-- 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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TopamaxSurvivor

14721 posts in 2303 days


#7 posted 1726 days ago

Looks like you made a nice save on that one:-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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degoose

6993 posts in 1981 days


#8 posted 1726 days ago

Looks OK from here but I know and you know… the maker knows the faults… no one else can see them..
At least you covered material costs… and some one got on H@ll of a Deal…

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

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dustbunny

1149 posts in 1922 days


#9 posted 1725 days ago

Thanks to All,
And…

Porosky- I don’t have a gun, but I could whip up a small bomb. hehe Congrats on 200, glad to be part of it.
Jack- I shared this evil spirit story with the buyer, that’s what sold it.
David and Larry- I aspire to be half as good as you guys, the stakes are high, but it’s sure is fun trying.

Lisa

-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~ http://quiltedwood.com

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ellen35

2566 posts in 2059 days


#10 posted 1725 days ago

Lisa,
Great “find” at the bottom of your pile!
We are our own worst critics!
Looks good to me (remember… don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good”)... actually, it looks perfect!
Ellen

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

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Scott Bryan

27251 posts in 2449 days


#11 posted 1725 days ago

Lisa, I have to agree that you definately are being too critical about this board. I would be pleased to turn out something like this. It is a really beautiful board and you chose a nice set of woods as well.

Now that you are an expert are you planning another one any time soon?

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

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eddy

926 posts in 1991 days


#12 posted 1725 days ago

very inspiring makes me want to make some more boards mistakes or not job well done
jack thamks for sharing that story may use that

-- self proclaimed copycat

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jb34

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#13 posted 1554 days ago

That is a really nice piece for just material cost. You gave someone quite a deal. I agree you are being too hard on yourself. I do the same thing though. I have never had anyone not happy or think what I did was junk. But if I think it, well I want to light it on fire and pretend it never existed. Very nice piece, I like it and could not tell where the mistake was.

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