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Project by KevinVan posted 12-20-2009 08:39 PM 2507 views 22 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well I finally finished this years presents. Thanks to all the jocks for their ideas and techniques.

There is a 13th board that needs repair do to the ”routering a juice groove learning curve”.

A special thanks to Closetguy for helping me along and answering my questions.

So far the boards are well received and the beeswax finish is a big hit!
People are using it for dry skin and are claiming it works better than lotion!

My Daughter Melissa got involved and made the graphics for the labels.

This is also my 1st crack at taking photos in this format.

Wishing all a Merry Chistmas….


-- ALS IK KAN “to the best of my ability,”

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#1 posted 12-20-2009 08:48 PM

Very nice, which one is the 8 maids a-milking

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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#2 posted 12-20-2009 08:56 PM

Very nice! I like the handle recesses and the designs.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#3 posted 12-20-2009 08:58 PM

Those are some real pretty boards. I like the styles, and your mix of heartwood and sapwood, whether intentional or unintentional, makes them even more dramatic.

-- I don't make mistakes, only design

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#4 posted 12-20-2009 09:00 PM

Hey Kevin They look great , you did a nice job on them . I’m sure they will make some people very happy . Where did you pick up that bee’s wax ?

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#5 posted 12-20-2009 09:44 PM

I really like the designwork. You did a really good job of laying out the colors.

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#6 posted 12-20-2009 10:05 PM

Very nice, bet your glad like me to be done with them… LOL Congrats….

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

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#7 posted 12-20-2009 10:05 PM

I screwed up my first one doing a juice groove…..Yours look great….

-- best steak seasoning in the U.S.

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#8 posted 12-20-2009 10:54 PM

gorgeous work! They seem to have a great visual texture!

-- --------tim bowman--------

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#9 posted 12-20-2009 11:47 PM

These look very professional.
Nice patterns and wood choices.
I like the non-skid feet.
Excellent work.


-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~

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#10 posted 12-21-2009 01:45 AM

Those are just great Kevin!

-- "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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#11 posted 12-21-2009 04:59 AM

Very nice, the wood grains and colors look awesome.

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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#12 posted 12-21-2009 10:48 AM

Most excellent… and may you make many more… as I am sure you will… nice design good execution and well finished… all the marks of a true professional woodworker..

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

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