Pig Cutting Board

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Project by shredkeenan posted 05-10-2010 05:03 AM 16336 views 6 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this as a wedding present for my good friends. I used a hardboard template to flush-trim the pig shape after I rough-cut it on the bandsaw. The pig’s tail can be used to hang the board on a hook for storage or display. I regret adding the eye…it’s pretty but in hindsight it looked better without it. If anyone is interested in the pig template I designed I uploaded it here.

Size: 11” x 17” x 1.25” thick
Wood: Hard maple and purpleheart
Other Materials: Abalone shell for the pig’s eye
Finish: Paraffin wax and mineral oil mix

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#1 posted 05-10-2010 05:58 AM

Very nicely done : )

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#2 posted 05-10-2010 08:32 AM

Great board. Who says a cutting board has to be square? Nice design and build.

Keep it up.


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#3 posted 05-10-2010 04:03 PM

Nice work here. I’m sure they appreciated your handmade work, even with the eye.

I probably would’ve passed on the eye, but now you’ll know for next time.

A very user-friendly size, without being cumbersome.

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#4 posted 05-17-2010 05:40 AM

I like it!

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#5 posted 05-17-2010 06:01 AM

neat board

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