First Cutting Board

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Project by Monty Queen posted 05-17-2010 01:02 AM 2119 views 2 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey Guys and Gals, I have a inspired Degoose cutting board i made for my wife. I have been wanting to make a cutting board for a while however i wanted it to have the Wow factor and i love Degoose cutting boards so i read his blog and put my on little touch to it. I used four types of wood. Mahogany, walnut, ash and for the trim maple. It was a liitle difficult some cracks but i am happy with my first one. Thank for looking and comments are welcome.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#1 posted 05-17-2010 01:10 AM

looks good monty ,

the wife should be very happy .

as far as your first board ,
somebody had to make it .
i’m sure glad it was you (LOL) !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 05-17-2010 01:11 AM

That’s an amazing first board Monty .Beautiful.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#3 posted 05-17-2010 01:14 AM

Qmoney thats Gmoney!

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

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#4 posted 05-17-2010 01:30 AM

Great job, Monty! I gotta go read the how-to and make me one of those.

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

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#5 posted 05-17-2010 01:49 AM

Great job, I’m sure your wife loves it!

-- Joanne, New York,

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#6 posted 05-17-2010 01:52 AM

Thanks guys for the comments. This is my last project for a while. Tomorrow i will go under the knife because of carpal tunnel. I have had the problem for ten years. The Dr said i should of had it done five years ago. I pray for a short recovery and back in the work shop again.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#7 posted 05-17-2010 02:17 AM

If you had not told us I would never have known it was your first cutting board. It looks great. I hope you have an event free surgery and a speedy recovery.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#8 posted 05-17-2010 02:57 AM

You set yourself quite a high bar to top for the next one! Great Job!


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#9 posted 05-17-2010 04:21 AM

Great looking cutting board and I really like the handle on it!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#10 posted 05-17-2010 06:51 AM

You’re making me look bad… I’ve got a couple boards under my belt but just recently tried to make one out of tumbling blocks and it turned out a disaster. You really picked a challenge for your first one. Excellent joice of woods. Nice job!

-- Ian, Tennessee

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#11 posted 05-17-2010 07:00 AM

Lookiing good from here :-))

-- 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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#12 posted 05-17-2010 07:26 AM

monty ,

get well !

comeback soon .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#13 posted 05-17-2010 02:33 PM

Great looking board. I hope your surgery goes well and you are back in the shop again soon.

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#14 posted 05-17-2010 06:10 PM

That is an optical delusion! NICE JOB!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#15 posted 05-17-2010 07:12 PM

Beautiful cutting board and beautiful flowers !!

I like the design of your cutting board

Did you use a specifical jig to cut all the pieces of the cutting board ?

Good job

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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