Two More Cutting Boards

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Project by Sinister posted 04-08-2010 09:06 PM 12440 views 122 times favorited 64 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend and colleague from my laboratory is leaving next week. We’ve worked together for over ten years. I made him a cutting board that was inspired by the pattern on the ugly curtains in our conference room. I hope it will help him remember all the countless hours of boring meetings that we’ve sat through. I made two because I wasn’t sure which variation I would like better. I’m sure I can find someone to give the other one to sometime down the road.

-- Patrick, Iowa City

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Les Hastings

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#1 posted 04-08-2010 09:08 PM

Awesome,,,,very nice work!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#2 posted 04-08-2010 09:16 PM

Okay, you have just jumped to a whole new level on the boards!!!!!!!!!!!! Great work.

-- Gary, Little River,SC I've Learned that the Lord didn't do it all in one day and neither can I

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#3 posted 04-08-2010 09:19 PM

Fantastic work , how is it made?
Thanks for sharing with us.

-- Not my woodworking

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#4 posted 04-08-2010 09:21 PM

This is sick !!! the bar has shifted ! :)

Good lookin boards !!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#5 posted 04-08-2010 09:26 PM

Those are awesome. Nice work. Very complex pattern, but done with a fine touch of precision.

-- Measure, cut, curse, repeat.

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#6 posted 04-08-2010 09:45 PM

Very tricky! Great work!

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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#7 posted 04-08-2010 09:49 PM

These are so good they’re almost..well… sinister!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#8 posted 04-08-2010 10:01 PM

Wait, yes, I have those curtins. Very nice work. As said befor, the bar has been raised. I would love to see some pics of the process. Great gob!

-- Integrity is who we are when no one else is watching.

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#9 posted 04-08-2010 10:04 PM

Sweet. They are crazy good. I like ‘em.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#10 posted 04-08-2010 10:12 PM

WOW cubed!

-- Rowdy in Kechi, Kansas

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#11 posted 04-08-2010 10:13 PM

awesome boards. who knew ugly curtains could be good for something.

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#12 posted 04-08-2010 10:51 PM

Took me a while of staring….I think I figured it out.
These are spectacular boards !!
A blog would be cool too ; )


-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~

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#13 posted 04-08-2010 10:53 PM

cool cutting board – I went to the university of Iowa. Curently trying to get into Palmer, in Davenport. My girlfriend still lives in IC, and I’m there all the time!

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#14 posted 04-08-2010 11:00 PM

What a great idea to bring the inspiration of the curtains to the pattern on the cutting boards! To give a cutting board such personality and meaning… that’s cool! And it will probably bring a smile to his face every time he sees it : ) Beautiful work!

-- Heidi :) “The only source of knowledge is experience”

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#15 posted 04-08-2010 11:02 PM

Nice cutting boards. Can you plese show the process for laying them up. The patterns must be infinite with that kind of layup. I’m sure lot of other Lumberjocks wuld like to see how you do that as well.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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