Arrows - Bread / Cheese Serving Board

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Project by wellington posted 01-23-2011 02:13 AM 3415 views 11 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Today’s goal was to start turning all of my scrap into things…

For my first project, I decided to do a variation on Spalm's Feathers Board... which I’ve loved from the moment I saw it.

It’s roughly 18” x 18” x .75”, and there’s maple, walnut, and mahogany in there.

Unfortunately, I didn’t catch all of the little shifts during the glue up… No loss though, unless you stick your face (or camera) right on it, you’ll never notice :)

-- I want to be a space ship when I grow up.

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#1 posted 01-23-2011 02:18 AM

I really like the pattern.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 01-23-2011 02:45 AM

Beautiful board …wish I had thought of it first !! : )
The wood /color choices and design are all wonderful : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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robert triplett

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#3 posted 01-23-2011 05:01 AM

You did it well. I did zoom in to find the mistakes. It looks like my first few of these. I now use a plywood glue up jig with a fixed edge to help keep things in place. I saw it here (someplace). Great use of scraps!

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#4 posted 01-23-2011 05:40 AM

Nicely done!!

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#5 posted 01-23-2011 02:37 PM

Great looking board!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 01-23-2011 03:09 PM

Nice. I like it. The simple outriggers really add a nice touch to the complicated chevron. Cool.

The Feathers board is the current favorite board of my wife and me. We use it daily. It has really held up well, being face grain and all.

Good job,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#7 posted 01-23-2011 03:36 PM

Very pretty.

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Bob A in NJ

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#8 posted 01-23-2011 03:38 PM

Cool design, another winner!

-- Bob A in NJ

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#9 posted 01-23-2011 04:44 PM

This is very eye catching, great colors and pattern!

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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#10 posted 01-23-2011 05:24 PM

Nice combination of wood here. You did a good job of making it eye-catching without being too busy, in my opinion.

-- 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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#11 posted 01-23-2011 06:27 PM

Whoa! in order of appearance:

Charlie – Thanks!

dusty56 – Thank you, I wish I could say I planned the combinations… I just grabbed anything that was long enough and started sticking it all together :)

Robert – I really learned a thing or two while making this, and I’ll definitely make a jig if / when I do more… I would have this time, but I didn’t make this with much forethought… I just kinda went at it!

jusfine – Thank you!

stefang – You’re too kind.

Mr. Spalm – Thanks for the wonderful idea! Perhaps one day I’ll be daring enough to try some of those crazy things you make. It’s nice to hear that you actually use the boards you make… I’ve given away most of the ones I’ve made, and very few of them actually see use… which is kinda sad.

mtkate – thank you very much.

Bob – Thanks!

Andy – Thaaaank you :)

Jonathan – Thanks! Conveniently, all of my scrap is short… else, I would have made the whole thing with arrows! But I do think this worked out much better.

-- I want to be a space ship when I grow up.

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#12 posted 01-23-2011 07:08 PM

It’s eye candy for sure, nice color and over all design.

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#13 posted 01-23-2011 08:08 PM

Well, the only thing that I don’t like about your cutting board is that it is not in my kitchen! Well done Wellington – it’s a winner.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#14 posted 01-23-2011 09:11 PM

I’m getting dizzy .. trying to see “flat” when my eyes are seeing “accordion fold”.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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