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Project by Rustic posted 1277 days ago 1138 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.

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI





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sedcokid

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#1 posted 1277 days ago

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

Thanks for sharing!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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lew

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#2 posted 1277 days ago

Beautiful cutting boards, Rick.

Great score on the wood, too.

Lew

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

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Rustic

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#3 posted 1277 days ago

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.

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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MrWizard

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#4 posted 1277 days ago

Very nice indeed.

Good Job Devil Dog

Semper Fi

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jockmike2

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#5 posted 1276 days ago

NICE BOARDS RICK. I LOVE THAT TIGER MAPLE, BEAUTIFUL.

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

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Karson

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#6 posted 1276 days ago

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 karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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degoose

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#7 posted 1276 days ago

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

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

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Rustic

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#8 posted 1276 days ago

nope should i have?

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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dhg

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#9 posted 1276 days ago

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

-- Talent on Loan from God - Rush Limbaugh ----------www.genesiswoodworks.com----------

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mafe

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#10 posted 1276 days ago

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

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

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Dennisgrosen

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#11 posted 1271 days ago

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

take care
Dennis

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