Black Wanut Cutting Boards.

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Project by Ken90712 posted 01-10-2011 04:49 PM 2860 views 3 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, Here are some more boring boards! We have all made them, it seems. Once someone see’s these and know you can make them, it will never end.

These ended up going to my wife’s son & my neighbor. My wife’s son who we were eating with over x-mas, I had commented that I like his cork cutting boards. He replied well I love yours, but only your rich friends get them. I am like what do you mean? He replied I have hinted to Mom that we would like one of these; I’m like really, Blondie are you aware of this? She is like, no I never picked up on this. Well I was very embarrassed to say the least. So off to the lumber yard I go the next day. The other one is going my next door neighbor Al who is a Minister. Great guy, we have long talks on the interpretation of life and it meaning. He is always amazed how my generation interprets things, especially when he and I read the same books. I have made 2 for his two daughters that got married last yr a cpl months apart. Al is a great chef and he is always staring at them and I finally couldn’t take him being left out.

I chose a 45* mitered edge on these instead of the round over trying to be a little different. 10 coats of 50/50 salad bowl finish and mineral spirits.

Thx for looking,

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

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#1 posted 01-10-2011 04:52 PM

Now I feel left out… :-)

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#2 posted 01-10-2011 04:59 PM

yea me too
we are practically neighbors

what’s 1,000 miles between friends

nice work
and great gifts

-- 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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#3 posted 01-10-2011 05:00 PM


-- Ted, TX or PA

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#4 posted 01-10-2011 05:05 PM

Beautiful and what nice gifts! How many of these cutting boards have you made?

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#5 posted 01-10-2011 05:11 PM

It’s nice to hear that these are going to people that will appreciate and use them. Great stories.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#6 posted 01-10-2011 05:23 PM

Those are terrific.

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#7 posted 01-10-2011 05:23 PM

Great looking boards Ken, and I know what you mean by “did you not pick up on I would like one” comments. I come from a rather large family and i made one for my brother who just loves to cook and entertain which resulted in a rather large donation of cutting boards to other family members. But in the end it nice to give these board to the ones you love. Thanks for sharing your story with us and have a great new years…Blkcherry

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#8 posted 01-10-2011 05:23 PM

Thx I have made over 100 now.

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

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#9 posted 01-10-2011 06:04 PM

Ken, these are another set of great looking boards. After a 100 of these I am sure the novelty of making them has worn off. But you obviously are not having any problems finding homes for them. I am sure both your step son and your neighbor are going to enjoy these boards.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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

Ken, nice boards. What’s the pattern, 3-1-2-2-3-3-1-3? This is long grain as well, correct?

-- Jim Roberts, Port Orchard Washington

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#11 posted 01-10-2011 06:23 PM

Very unique design… Good job!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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

Oh no, not more cutting boards :D

Joints looks exceptional, bro.

I guess that v-drum sander is getting its use…

-- Childress Woodworks

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#13 posted 01-10-2011 06:31 PM

I am like, yes, I think they are great.

Just keep cranking them out.

And thanks for being a nice guy. I like, mean that.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#14 posted 01-10-2011 06:42 PM

Very nice boards Ken. I will be starting some more soon. I have a feeling it may become an addiction. lol.

-- Matt -

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#15 posted 01-10-2011 07:42 PM

This is the first time I’ve seen the beveled vs rounded edge, nice touch.

-- Bob A in NJ

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