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Project by steiner posted 05-03-2010 05:37 AM 1888 views 1 time favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am very happy with my first real woodworking project. I started this Marc Spagnuolo cutting board quite a while ago, but I my newfound hobby was derailed for a time. Now I’m back at it, and finished this up.

For me, Marc’s videos are perfect. Can’t say enough good about them. And this site is just amazing – I’ve learned so much from folks here, and now I’m actually showing off what I created!

-- Scott - Houston, Texas





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Mary Anne

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#1 posted 05-03-2010 05:43 AM

Looks great! Looks like you got a really good finish on it, too.
What’s next? :)

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ajosephg

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#2 posted 05-03-2010 06:07 AM

Looks good – one of these days I need to try to build one of these.

-- Joe

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#3 posted 05-03-2010 09:58 AM

Looks good alright, what’s the wood? Maple and walnut?

-- 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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degoose

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#4 posted 05-03-2010 10:33 AM

Look mighty like PH Bob..with Maple.

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

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#5 posted 05-03-2010 10:35 AM

Yeah, I guess there is a bit of purple in that dark wood ;-))

-- 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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Chase

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#6 posted 05-03-2010 12:44 PM

great looking board, keep up the good work!

-- Every neighborhood has an eccentric neighbor. I wondered for years "who was ours?" Then I realized it was me.

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Carolynne

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#7 posted 05-03-2010 01:31 PM

Wondeful – I too love Marcs site. I’m learning so very much!

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kine97/Theresa

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#8 posted 05-03-2010 01:52 PM

Wonderful job!

-- "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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FatScratch

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#9 posted 05-03-2010 01:53 PM

It turned out great. Very well executed.

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steiner

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#10 posted 05-03-2010 02:26 PM

Thanks everyone! The friend I gave it to loved it. Mary Anne, next up is another cutting board – for Mother’s Day. Did the first glueup last night. Then I’m going to learn handcut dovetails and make a small box. Eventually I have plans to make furniture. Topomax, it’s not the most purple purpleheart, but that’s what it is. The finish is several coats of butcher block conditioner that I saw in a box store (basically mineral oil and wax).

-- Scott - Houston, Texas

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Eric in Florida.

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#11 posted 05-03-2010 03:01 PM

Looks super!

-- Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs ~ Henry Ford

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ellen35

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#12 posted 05-03-2010 03:12 PM

Great job… love those cutting boards… can never see too many on here!
Yours looks great!

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

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NedB

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#13 posted 05-03-2010 04:38 PM

Cutting boards rule! Nice job!

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1 http://nedswoodshop.blogspot.com

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Mary Anne

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#14 posted 05-03-2010 06:14 PM

Great! Your plan sounds like mine, except I think I’ll skip the handcut dovetails (gasp!) and work on some segmented turning instead. I look forward to you next board(s).

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steiner

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#15 posted 05-03-2010 07:21 PM

Yes Mary Anne, dovetails are kind of scary to me, but I love a challenge, and the precision appeals to me. Been reading articles on layout and execution. Ha, just noticed that’s a raccoon on your head! Looks like a loving pet. Good luck with the turning.

-- Scott - Houston, Texas

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