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Project by rustfever posted 12-08-2009 01:10 AM 1984 views 0 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My office manager came into the shop one day and saw a pile of Eastern hard rock Maple I had been given. She playfully said the I could make her a thick cutting board. She held out her hands to indicate a size. I have said nothing more to her, but as you can see, I did make her one. It is all endgrain, about 17” x 13” x 2”. I am to give it a couple of mineral oil treatments before I give it to her for Xmas.

-- Rustfever, Central California

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#1 posted 12-08-2009 01:30 AM

way to go !

the thought and the surprise ,

and nice board 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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#2 posted 12-08-2009 01:31 AM

Nice cutting board!

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#3 posted 12-08-2009 01:37 AM

Now that’s a chopping board…!!!

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

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#4 posted 12-08-2009 03:32 AM

Thats a manly cutting board, made for a women.

Great looking.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#5 posted 12-08-2009 03:35 AM

Well done.

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#6 posted 12-08-2009 05:08 AM

Very nice cutting board out of nice wood.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#7 posted 12-08-2009 05:10 AM

super cutting board

-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 12-08-2009 05:43 AM

this turned out great!!!

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#9 posted 12-08-2009 05:56 AM

I smell a promotion in your future!...Very Nice!

-- EGO postulo , EGO venalicium , EGO incidere. I measured, I marked, I cut. Latin instructions for firewood.

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#10 posted 12-08-2009 12:00 PM

Cool never thought of doing one with all rock maple. I like the sizes of the cubes being alternating & the look it gives with the off set look. This makes it very interesting. I have 7 boards that I just finished sanding yesterday and will start finishing them this afternoon.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#11 posted 12-08-2009 03:38 PM

This is a nice cutter. And as heavy as it is the board will stand up to a lot of abuse. Routing the finger holds was a good idea as well.

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

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#12 posted 12-08-2009 05:06 PM

Nice board. Are you going to route a groove to keep any liquid from running off the edges?

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#13 posted 12-08-2009 06:46 PM

I would like to cut a groove around the edge. However, the several time I have tried, I have been less than satisfied. I have tried the template method, but I have not successfull. Have you any ‘Sage’ advise or special tricks?

-- Rustfever, Central California

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#14 posted 12-08-2009 08:54 PM

wonderfull board

-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

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#15 posted 12-11-2009 08:17 AM

Great job!

-- David, New Bedford, ma.

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