Spalm board attempt with my Dad

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Project by therookie posted 07-29-2011 04:14 AM 1763 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well a week from this Saturday, my family and I leave for Myrtle Beach SC for my grandparents 50th anniversery. So after I got done arguing with my dad and going through the silent period, I made a deal with my dad that we would do a project together and not argue at all. so we made the board and got it sanded down and I then suggested that we do something a little different from the original design of the board. So my dad responds this is you decision and I want you to do it. So I took some 3/4” White Ash and cut it at 1 1/2” so there is a 1/4” lip at the bottom of the board to use as a stand and tray and then the top is the cutting board. I also put (8) 1/2” plugs made from cedar around the edge of the cutting board for astetics. So I had a lot of fun doing this project. Until next time Adam


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#1 posted 07-29-2011 04:23 AM

What a beauty, Adam! You and your Dad did a fantastic job. The plugs really add to the overall look.

If you are getting anywhere near Gettysburg, PA on your trip, give me a hollar.


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

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#2 posted 07-29-2011 07:51 AM

A real keepsake if I’ve ever seen one and we have SPalm to thank 4…

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#3 posted 07-29-2011 04:24 PM

Hey Adam, that is a great job.
It looks like it came out perfectly. And I really like the frame with plugs.

That is a tough build. If you and your Dad can work together on such a project, you guys can do anything together.

Good for you,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#4 posted 07-29-2011 07:24 PM

Well done… Always good to spend time with pops!

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

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#5 posted 07-29-2011 10:10 PM

Thanks for all of the comments everyone.


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#6 posted 07-30-2011 08:48 PM

The 3D effect is great. I can’t decide if I’m looking at boxes or peaks. Great stuff.

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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#7 posted 07-30-2011 11:13 PM

Another fine rendition of a classic design…

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