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This board is 13” x 19” x 1 1/4”.
Hard Maple and purpleheart accent stripes.

The customer requested a tight weave board to give as a wedding gift.
She said surprise me, so I did with a couple variations. This one, the walnut with maple accents 1/2 board that I posted yesterday, and one with maple and walnut accents. All three were made this size by accident, I overestimated the length of the strips for cutting the squares. Gave her a choice of three sizes by removing rows. She chose this one full size.
Nice choice !! I put together a “Care of Your Board” leaflet with a business card, and a new bottle of
Howard Butcher Block Conditioner. The two other boards need to be sanded and finished, will post when complete.

Thanks for looking,

Lisa

-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~ http://quiltedwood.com





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eddy

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#1 posted 08-05-2010 02:17 AM

Nice board i like the look good color combo.
i need to figure the cuts out on this so i cane make one
thanks for sharing

-- self proclaimed copycat

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degoose

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#2 posted 08-05-2010 02:18 AM

Tight Weave seems to be very popular…

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

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poroskywood

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#3 posted 08-05-2010 02:19 AM

Interesting variation with the outside accent strip the same as the middle piece. Nice!

As far as I’m concerned Tight Weave is the only way to go, less work also.

Any thing on the raffle for the kittens? I’d love to Pay Pal a donation for a chance to win one of your boards.

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

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Hix

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#4 posted 08-05-2010 02:25 AM

Really nice, you guys are going to make me take up flat work!

-- ---call me---- Mark

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EzJack

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#5 posted 08-05-2010 02:25 AM

dustbunny, I have been finishing my boards with olive oil, IYO is this good or bad?

-- Ain't better or worse than any other woodpecker in the woods.

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EzJack

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#6 posted 08-05-2010 02:26 AM

Great work BTW

-- Ain't better or worse than any other woodpecker in the woods.

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#7 posted 08-05-2010 02:32 AM

This is also beautiful! You really do great work. What an inspiration you are!

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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BarbS

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#8 posted 08-05-2010 02:34 AM

Very nice, Lisa. And I like how you marketed it with instructions and a bottle of oil to keep it nice. Well done!

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Karson

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#9 posted 08-05-2010 02:40 AM

A great looking board. Nice job on the build.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#10 posted 08-05-2010 02:59 AM

Beautiful design : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Mary Anne

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#11 posted 08-05-2010 03:13 AM

Kewl! I’m liking the lighter maple even better than the walnut for the main wood.
You do such beautiful work. An heirloom cutting board.

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WoodenFrog

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#12 posted 08-05-2010 03:14 AM

Great Looking Board! Nice touch with the instuctions.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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SPalm

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#13 posted 08-05-2010 03:21 AM

She picked the best design. I just love it. Very well done too.

Go Howard’s BBC !!! Fantastic stuff.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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dustbunny

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#14 posted 08-05-2010 03:24 AM

EzJack- I have seen websites with boards that are treated with olive oil. You asked IMO, I am not so sure I would use olive oil, it is a vegetable oil. It may work fine, but I wouldn’t want to chance a board going rancid.
Anyone else have opinions or experience with olive oil ?

Lisa

-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~ http://quiltedwood.com

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poroskywood

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#15 posted 08-05-2010 03:33 AM

food based = rotten yuck.

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

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