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Project by ellen35 posted 04-17-2010 12:21 PM 2063 views 2 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made these sushi boards after being inspired by several other LJer’s creations. The wood is primarily maple with an edge of walnut and tigerwood. I did make the walnut a little proud of the tiger and maple primarily for aesthetics. I found some really nice bowls for $2 each and set them in a well with cork on the bottom. The bottom has 2 runners to raise the board slightly. I finished the boards with wipe on poly on the bottom and the sides and mineral oil on the top. I also tried out my new branding iron… that was an adventure! I am still getting used to “how long” and “how much pressure” to put on it. Each type of wood is a little different (practice, practice, practice and maybe one day I will get to the Carnegie Hall of woodworking ;-))!!!).
Thanks for looking. Constructive criticism is always welcome!
Ellen

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





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Maveric777

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#1 posted 04-17-2010 01:03 PM

Mmmm… Sushi!

Very nice serving boards Ellen. You did a great job…

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#2 posted 04-17-2010 02:43 PM

What Dan said and I really like the color combinations.

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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JAGWAH

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#3 posted 04-17-2010 02:52 PM

Very nice! Dad always called his fish skinnin board his Sushi board.

-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~

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Eric in central Florida

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#4 posted 04-17-2010 03:52 PM

Those came out beautifully Ellen.
Your design for bowl placement was really nice.
You also have a knack for wood selection I wish I had.
(I got a branding iron last year for a present and all I keep getting is a big black blotch….practice, practice..)

Very nice work as always.

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.

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Kate

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#5 posted 04-17-2010 03:55 PM

Nice work Ellen,

Good job with the brand. Hard to get it just right.

-- Kate, http://www.wooden-box-maker.com

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#6 posted 04-17-2010 04:12 PM

Good work Ellen, now bring on the sushi!

-- When you know better you do better.

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#7 posted 04-17-2010 05:26 PM

Very creative design…nice!

-- Pops ~ In So Cal...

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#8 posted 04-17-2010 05:56 PM

Hi ellen , I was just thinking about making some boards for both of my sons this very morning and fired up the PC for some inspiration only to find your wonderful examples ! The little bowls are a great addition to the boards…..Thank you very much : ) Now for some chopstick ideas…Have a great weekend , my friend : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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degoose

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#9 posted 04-17-2010 09:14 PM

I can think of nothing extra to make comment on…outstanding work all round.. the bowl the timber the brand.. all just the way they should be.

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

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#10 posted 04-18-2010 03:19 AM

very nice….now if the grizzman were to eat sushi..i would want to have it served on one of these….but its been a long time since i delved into such fair…whats next…cant wait…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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poroskywood

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#11 posted 04-18-2010 03:21 AM

Domo Arigato Ellen for these wonderful boards! I have never tried sushi ever in my life, unless tuna fish counts.

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

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PurpLev

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#12 posted 04-18-2010 03:35 AM

very cool Ellen.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#13 posted 04-18-2010 04:29 AM

Very nice. However, I would rather eat the board before I eat Sushi.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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ellen35

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#14 posted 04-18-2010 01:01 PM

I must humbly admit… I have only tried sushi once… and I will never eat it again!!
If I don’t sell these at an Artisan’s Fair, I will use them for bread and oil!!!
Thanks to all of you for your kind comments on the boards.
Ellen

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

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#15 posted 04-19-2010 05:11 AM

very superbly done!!! you are tempting me to try some. love the wood combo’s. where did you come across the dipping bowls? also what are the dimensions of the boards? thanks, paul

-- wiser1934, new york

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