Wife's Christmas Gifts

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Project by Rustic posted 01-11-2011 04:42 PM 1474 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are made from maple and walnut. The first and second pictures are the same board just flipped. The 3rd is my first attempt at alternating patterns. They are finished with mineral oil.

My wife loves them. I just need to put some feet on them.

The walnut and maple i picked up from a Raven Farms. Both boards were 8 ft long. One was 10 inches wide the other was 12 inches wide. I got them both for $22.50. The Sawyer is an awesome guy.

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#1 posted 01-11-2011 06:00 PM

Great looking boards, I can see why your wife loves them!

Thanks for sharing!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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

Beautiful cutting boards, Rick.

Great score on the wood, too.


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

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#3 posted 01-11-2011 06:30 PM

Thanks I have also found that since I don’t have a jointer or planer, use my router table for jointing and my Stanley #3 sweetheart plane for smoothing the boards.

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#4 posted 01-11-2011 07:48 PM

Very nice indeed.

Good Job Devil Dog

Semper Fi

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#5 posted 01-11-2011 08:40 PM


-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#6 posted 01-11-2011 09:00 PM

Those are some great boards Nice job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#7 posted 01-11-2011 10:13 PM

Very cool, but did you use any fasteners… ie biscuits…. for the end grain to end grain glue up..?

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#8 posted 01-12-2011 04:39 AM

nope should i have?

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#9 posted 01-12-2011 11:06 AM

very nice Rick. I’m sure your better half loves them.

-- Talent on Loan from God - Rush Limbaugh

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#10 posted 01-12-2011 02:54 PM

Nice boards Rick, I’m sure she was smiling.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#11 posted 01-16-2011 08:57 PM

as usual I´m way behind … :-(
good work on them
hope they will serve her well

take care

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