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Project by Andy posted 10-01-2007 04:17 AM 4163 views 10 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My influence for this board was the art of the American Southwest. I gave it to my daughter Rachel as an anniversary gift and she displays it on the hutch.

Photo #2 shows the finger recess.

The woods used are: Eastern Maple,Cherry,American Sycamore,Peruvian Walnut,Western Maple,Bloodwood,Wenge,Claro Walnut,Birch,Mahogany,Vermillion and Purpleheart.
This has about six coats of lacquer, because its for serving/show..I prefer mineral oil if the board is going to be used to cut on.

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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Thos. Angle

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#1 posted 10-01-2007 04:21 AM

Hey, Andy, give me one and I promise I’ll use it. LOL Really nice and very unique That’s a pretty neat design for odds and ends.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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Bob Babcock

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#2 posted 10-01-2007 04:23 AM

Very unique…reminds me of a native american rug. Don’t think I’d use it either.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker

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#3 posted 10-01-2007 04:24 AM

A very nice mix of wood and shapes with the inlays. I not sure I would cut on it either…..

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#4 posted 10-01-2007 04:25 AM

accurate work, neat, great design, talented, nice finish…i wouldn’t want to use it either…too pretty to cut anything on it.

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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Bob A in NJ

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#5 posted 10-01-2007 04:26 AM

Gorgeous project!

-- Bob A in NJ

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#6 posted 10-01-2007 04:31 AM

WOW ! That is the most gorgeous cutting/serving board I have ever seen! I have made hundreds of cutting boards but none that match that. Great Work.

-- jerryw-wva.

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#7 posted 10-01-2007 05:04 AM

Fun…I’m for using it!!!

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#8 posted 10-01-2007 05:18 AM

Very nice work, Andy.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#9 posted 10-01-2007 06:57 AM

Astounding! That’s no serving board, that is sculpture.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#10 posted 10-01-2007 11:31 AM

Hey Andy if you want people to actually use them you’ve got to stop making them look so nice. If I were the owner, the first person to spill something on it would have much restitution to pay.

-- I've cut that board three times and it's still too short!

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#11 posted 10-01-2007 11:47 AM

beautiful piece of art!

that sure looks like a LOT of work!! wow.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#12 posted 10-01-2007 11:57 AM

Impressive cutting board – it’s a “cut above” the rest for sure.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#13 posted 10-01-2007 01:40 PM

I appreciate all your kind comments.
FYI: These are easier to make than they appear.Its alot of careful setup and cutting, but its pretty straight forward.

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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#14 posted 10-01-2007 02:24 PM


Beautiful board! This demonstrates what musicians call “artistic license.”

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#15 posted 10-01-2007 04:22 PM

Wonderful board! Much too much work to be cut on!

-- Spread love with our work

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