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Project by JL7 posted 01-21-2011 08:24 AM 3167 views 13 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have worked with Donna on and off for 25 years – she has a good soul. Her “built-in” cutting board cracked down the middle, and she and her daughters love to cook…......

This is from the scrap bin, but should last longer than her last board. It’s Maple (and more Maple in the middle) along with some Lacewood stripes and Walnut breadboard ends. Steve (Spalm) had some input on this here Thanks Steve.

I cut the tongue and groove using the new router table…

She came in to work today and was estatic with how it worked…....Makes my day.

Thanks for looking,

Jeff

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.





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B13

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#1 posted 01-21-2011 08:35 AM

I like the look of the board. great! job. Is that American lace wood? thanks!

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JL7

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#2 posted 01-21-2011 08:46 AM

Didn’t harvest the Lacewood myself, but I think it came from Austraila. I should have noted, my pictures suck and you can’t even see the cool grain of the Lacewood. Sorry.

Jeff

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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Ken90712

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#3 posted 01-21-2011 10:52 AM

Nice job on the board, looks great. The lines and color really give it interest. Always feel good to see the surprise on face of gifts! Well done.

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

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Sodabowski

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#4 posted 01-21-2011 12:29 PM

Wonderful choice of woods :)

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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#5 posted 01-21-2011 02:28 PM

Very nice

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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#6 posted 01-21-2011 02:30 PM

great looking…..and a great way to help someone out…..well done

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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#7 posted 01-21-2011 03:07 PM

Great looking cutting board, it looks quite large.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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SPalm

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#8 posted 01-21-2011 03:13 PM

That looks just fantastic. I am impressed with the design. The pull is just right.
Good for you for helping out a friend.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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FrontierC

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#9 posted 01-21-2011 04:28 PM

Very nice

-- Doug, Monument, Colorado

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jjwoodshop

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#10 posted 01-21-2011 05:20 PM

really nice board! great execution!

-- "If you are not prepared to be wrong, you will never come up with anything original." - Sir Ken Robinson

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#11 posted 01-21-2011 05:25 PM

Great project :) Glad you made her day ;)

-- Proverbs Ch:3 vs 5,6,7 Trust in the lord with all thine heart and lean not unto your own understanding but in all your ways aknowledge him and he shall direct your path elmerthomas81@neo.rr.com

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Jonathan

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#12 posted 01-21-2011 05:30 PM

Nicely done board, and a good deed too.

I like your overall design and choice of wood. Too bad we can’t see the lacewood as you’d intended.

-- 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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rowdy

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#13 posted 01-21-2011 06:08 PM

Nice looking board, Jeff. I am sure your efforts were greatly appreciated. Doing things like this is one of the joys of hobby woodworking.

-- Rowdy in Kechi, Kansas

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WoodArtbyJR

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#14 posted 01-22-2011 01:43 AM

Jeff
I hope she realizes what a GREAT friend she has in you. That board would stand out in any of the worlds show place kitchens. She’s probably wondering when the rest of the kitchen will show up:-)......love it, great job. Was that repurposed flooring? OH, and I salvaged the bamboo fubar board, can’t throw anything away….

-- Jim Roberts, Port Orchard Washington

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JL7

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#15 posted 01-22-2011 05:13 AM

Thanks for all the great comments – much appreciated!

@SgtSnafu – the board is 14’ x 23-1/2”

@Jim – No flooring in this one! Weird huh? Looking forward to seeing the fubar board!

Jeff

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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