Obligatory cutting board #1

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My first project.

Nobody will be impressed with the complexity of my design or workmanship, but I did learn a few things while making this. It was a lesson in working wood for the pleasure of it.

I had starte a much more complicated project involving many small pieces and requiring a lot of precision. It was too ambitious for my first project, and I wasn’t getting a lot of instant gratification out of it. So I set that first project aside and whipped out this cutting board. The choice of wood was dictated by the wood I had on hand. The widths of the strips was based on the widths I had on hand. The shape of the board is deliberately asymmetrical – no measuring, no layout, no worries. I just cut out a shape I liked. I took all of the work out of woodworking. And for a first project, I think that’s the way to go!

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#1 posted 01-08-2011 10:33 PM

Well, I like it. The wood choices work very well together. It doesn’t have to be complicated to be beautiful.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 01-08-2011 11:52 PM

I don’t usually comment on cutting boards n00b but this one is so subtle and unusual. Beautiful piece!

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#3 posted 01-08-2011 11:58 PM



-- 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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#4 posted 01-09-2011 12:09 AM

Nice and very clean looking n00b.

Nuttin wrong with simple designs.

-- -- Don in Ottawa,

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#5 posted 01-09-2011 04:06 AM

I like this as well looks very calm.

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

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#6 posted 01-09-2011 05:19 AM

I concur.

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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#7 posted 01-09-2011 05:40 AM

I started out with a one piece cutting board… sold heaps and then wanted to try more complex designs… so I laminated a different stripe down the middle…. woo hoo… but then….

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#8 posted 01-09-2011 04:40 PM

You know Noob…. For me personally… Simpler is better most the time. Again another design I will borrow. Just love the feel of these latest cutting boards. Good stuff Bud and thanks for sharing….

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#9 posted 01-09-2011 06:11 PM

Thanks for the kind words! Now I just have to find a friend or family member who wants a wooden cutting board. (It may be blasphemy to say so, but I’m actually partial to the plastic ones myself!)

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#10 posted 01-09-2011 06:28 PM

OH! NO! now you have done it, plastic how could you. LOL I use plastic for meats and wood for veggies and such. Anyways, nice cutting board it is very nice.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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#11 posted 01-10-2011 08:14 AM

I really like your board. The finger hole is what does it off for me.

I am looking forward to your first box.


-- That was not wormy wood when I started working on it.

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