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Project by Maveric777 posted 07-15-2010 02:45 PM 2360 views 10 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My bride and I where in the kitchen a couple of weeks ago and she mentioned “You need to make me a cutting board”..... So I did what any good husband with a shop would do…. I went had fun in the shop….lol

This is my first stab at a cutting board and found it not near as bad as I first thought it may be. It isn’t very big due to I didn’t want to waste much lumber on a “First try” so I just used some scraps I found in the scrap bin. It is made of maple and cherry.

I did come to the realization that I want a drum sander more than ever now…lol. The top and bottom are not near as perfectly even as I would like honestly. I used a straight edge and sanders to get it as even as I could. Not perfect, but nothing noticeable at all. I also learned that maybe only two coats of salad bowl finish would of been better than three. I sanded between each coat, but found the last coat streaked on me some. I just cleaned that up with steel wool.

Not to much to say about this board. I tried it, had fun making it, bride is tickled, and I will make more…. Good fun….

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.





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patron

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#1 posted 07-15-2010 02:58 PM

well done , dan

the board looks good ,

the wife is happy ,

you had fun .

what could be better !

-- 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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Gnome

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#2 posted 07-15-2010 03:25 PM

Love it. Great use for scraps, too. I’m going to start a cutting board collection, I can’t resist them.
What a lucky man, getting sent to the shop to please his bride, and what a lucky bride to find a useful man. Congratulations and may your life together be long and happy, and your home filled with beautiful things you have made.

-- Gnettie the Gnome

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#3 posted 07-15-2010 03:29 PM

if she don´t find you mandy , she better find you Handy !!!
great board
thank´s for sharing

Dennis

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RexMcKinnon

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#4 posted 07-15-2010 03:37 PM

Looking at your last ptoject I am not surprised that your first cutting board turned out so nice.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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Ken90712

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#5 posted 07-15-2010 04:03 PM

Great first board, like the colors.

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

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tyskkvinna

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#6 posted 07-15-2010 04:09 PM

I like it a lot! The pattern is clever. :)

-- Lis - Michigan - http://www.missmooseart.com - https://www.etsy.com/people/lisbokt

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#7 posted 07-15-2010 04:18 PM

Nice work, Dan. I like the alternating pattern.

-- vicrider

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BritBoxmaker

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#8 posted 07-15-2010 04:33 PM

Good design, Dan.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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#9 posted 07-15-2010 04:37 PM

looks good!
Thanks for posting

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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Maveric777

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

Thanks everyone. I can’t take to much credit to be honest. I remember seeing one of Larry’s “Lazy Larry” the day or two before and that’s where I got the idea from. I forced myself not to go and check it out again. I wanted to go off memory and let “Me” add my own personal touch. If that makes sense…lol

Yea, I like to think my bride and I have an outstanding relationship especially when it comes to my shop work. She is by far one of my biggest fans and supporters. In her eyes there is nothing I can’t do in that shop (poor girl… I don’t have the heart to let her in on the truth…lol)

Thanks again for all the great feedback.

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#11 posted 07-15-2010 06:15 PM

cool design I like it

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#12 posted 07-15-2010 06:42 PM

Nice board, Dan Good job!

-- Gary, Little River,SC I've Learned that the Lord didn't do it all in one day and neither can I

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#13 posted 07-15-2010 06:51 PM

Your first cutting board has come out so well. You will get more ideas now to do more of them.

Sharad

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#14 posted 07-15-2010 07:25 PM

Nicely done

Very good design

And your wife is happy

Very good

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

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SPalm

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#15 posted 07-15-2010 07:53 PM

That is sweet. And a nice story to go with it.
It looks like a nice size too.

A router sled can help flattten things.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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