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Project by degoose posted 01-07-2010 05:13 AM 3037 views 6 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just a few boards from the Camphor Laurel I got for Xmas from LJ Kenscraft. This should be a good start for the Crafts shows I intend haunting this year… All that is except the Queensland Rose Wood one on the end…
Square ones have curves cut on the ends using the patron jig. roughly 10” by 6”
Round ones are centres from the rings I cut on the Torque Work Centre... for bases of my Lazy Larrys. All just under 12” diameter.
All boards are chamfered and have a hole for hanging… Last pic is before finishing.
Finished with Mineral Oil

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#1 posted 01-07-2010 05:18 AM

good on you lazy larry you know how to put us to shame with you work rate

is the lazy tag one of those australian nick names that are really the opposite of what you are

keep up the good work

ps i better get out into the shed and put the new blades into my newly inherited planer

-- Happiness is a way of travel , not a destination (Roy Goodman)

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#2 posted 01-07-2010 05:39 AM

Larry very nice. I never heard how your sales on the cutting boards went that you took to the show where you were displaying the work center.

-- 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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#3 posted 01-07-2010 05:46 AM

I’ll bet there isn’t any trouble round you Larry!! You know what they say about busy hands ;-)) Great looking boards.

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

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Bob A in NJ

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#4 posted 01-07-2010 06:32 AM

Attractive woods and shapes. How much will these sell for? For the ones we did for Christmas, with the burned leaves on the edges, we felt $50 each would be a fair price.

-- Bob A in NJ

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#5 posted 01-07-2010 09:16 AM

They are very nice boards – great inventory!
Good luck on you next exhibition.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#6 posted 01-07-2010 09:41 AM


-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#7 posted 01-07-2010 11:14 AM

waste not …......

great to see success in action .

you go mate !

-- 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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#8 posted 01-07-2010 11:27 AM

thanks for the mention of the camphor that I gave you, of cause you do realize that I am in the middle of creating something new, that I have not seen before, now I am not saying anything yet but I will be putting it on display as soon as I have finished it, see you soon my friend. Ken

-- Kenscraft, Caboolture q.l.d....

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#9 posted 01-07-2010 11:32 AM

Hello Hooky, to answer your question about the Lazy part, well I must be honest with you , for in Larry’s case it is true to the saying, why else would he have the cleanest shed floor [that you can even eat of] if he was not Lazy, and that is how he derived the name “LAZY LARRY”. Now that the truth is out I fear the worst as Larry will be seeking revenge, by making something that he has created in his “OWN” mind. Cheers to all. Ken

-- Kenscraft, Caboolture q.l.d....

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#10 posted 01-07-2010 12:22 PM

Love the boards and that Camphor! It never fails. Whenever I am checking out new projects on LJ,
the ‘wow’ ones that really catch my eye are always made by you.

Is this really fair??? :)

Great work as usual!

-- "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 01-07-2010 01:34 PM

That camphor is some kind of beautiful, Larry.
Those boards should fly out the door!

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

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#12 posted 01-07-2010 01:40 PM

I agree with everyone above, they are great looking boards. Do you sleep much???

-- --It's not how long you live, but how you live that makes it a life.--

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Scott Bryan

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#13 posted 01-07-2010 02:30 PM

You must have a shop full of elves working for you. I don’t see how you find the time to turn out all these, spend time on-board here, run the business and take care of things around the house.

By the way these are gorgeous boards- especially the Queensland Rose Wood. That one would be my favorite.

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

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#14 posted 01-07-2010 02:54 PM

Cool Larry, The boards are awesome I like the one piece style the grain really pops, I’m not sure it would be so effective with Maple or Cherry.
I have to admit after the Christmas rush I have not been motivated at all. I have not been to the wood shop for two weeks! Thanks for motivating me to start on my inventory. My goal is about 30 different lazy larrys, 300 cutting boards, and 250 wine balancers. I think it’s a good start, anyway. I’m planning on maybe three or four major summer shows, and four shows for the Christmas holidays, which is what I think this stuff is mostly geered for.
Remember to make some small $15-$20 cheese boards also for folks who just want to buy a little something.

I’m thinking of buying a oscilating spindle sander to make the edge sanding of the boards easier. LOVE the Jet it makes all this possible, don’t you think.

Long days and pleasnt nights.

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

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#15 posted 01-07-2010 03:15 PM

great set of boards,
every time you post something i take a little insperation form it and make something new to me
thanks for posting

-- self proclaimed copycat

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