Big Hickory Inlaid Cutting Board

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Project by crashman posted 04-21-2017 06:07 PM 761 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello, I made this end grain cutting board for a friend that competes in barbeque contests. He wanted a large board so it is the largest board I have made, 19 1/2 inches by 15 1/4 inches & 1 1/4 inches thick. I wanted to personalize it a bit so inlaid another piece of Hickory in the corner & took it to the local trophy shop & had them laser his logo in the inlaid hickory. I knew he would use this board so I tinted some epoxy with dark brown die & filled the laser burn to keep debris out of it. The finish is several coats of Boos Mystery oil. He was very happy to receive it as a gift & I have witnessed it being used. Most cutting boards I have made never see a knife, they say they are to nice to cut on, but that’s what they are made for. Thanks for looking .......................Jack

-- Jack R. Ellis

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#1 posted 04-21-2017 06:26 PM

Nice work, I have heard that same thing to nice to cut on. Ugh….. great gift.

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

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#2 posted 04-21-2017 07:28 PM

Very pretty.

I do think too many “cutting boards” end up as kitchen decorations instead of the intended uses.

It is like the vintage vehicles that become “trailer queens” never are actually driven any farther than the garage and onto the trailer to go to shows; why have it then!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#3 posted 04-21-2017 08:12 PM

This piece has been done very nicely.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#4 posted 04-21-2017 09:08 PM

Great use of the grain, crashman.

This is maple and cherry. There’s heart and sap wood in this, which made the colors even more wild.

-- Dale

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#5 posted 04-22-2017 11:22 AM

That is interesting,great board.

-- Personality and character of a man is like wood,must polish it to shine...

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