Prototype sushi board.

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Project by degoose posted 08-02-2011 08:37 AM 2745 views 16 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is the first prototype Sushi Board..

Now that I have all the kinks ironed out.. I will be adding this to the range.. with slight variations so that only sets are the same…

The main timber is Queensland Maple with a stripe of Purple Heart… handles are New Guinea Rosewood… joined to the main board with four brass pins..

Main board is 325 mm [13 inches] long and 200 mm [8 inches] wide.. over all length is 400 mm [16 inches]. The board is 20 mm [3/4 inch] and over all height is 40 mm [1 5/8 inch]The curves are matched on the main board and the handle and underneath the handle as well… this allows access for lifting the tray…

The underneath of the legs have white rubber bumper feet and the unit comes with a divided tray…

The tray will be inlaid partially into the main board…[not yet done] if required.
I will be continuing the blog on the construction of this… in the near future..

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#1 posted 08-02-2011 08:45 AM

Looks great Larry. I hope this new line works out for you. How are the brass pins attached?

-- Matt -

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#2 posted 08-02-2011 10:01 AM

Man Larry this is really nice. Normally I’m not a fan of boards that are not End Grain but I really like this. The lines and color are great but there is something else that draws me to this as well. Being its the middle of the night I’m sure it will come to me soon.

Great design, and flawless finish.

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

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#3 posted 08-02-2011 11:00 AM

nice design on the board :-)
with or with out inlaying the bowl you can call it a cheeseboard too :-)

take care

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#4 posted 08-02-2011 11:45 AM

Great addition to your line Larry, “simple” yet elegant, and very ascetically pleasing…
Nice Work once again my Friend!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#5 posted 08-02-2011 12:30 PM

Love the design, Larry.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#6 posted 08-02-2011 12:36 PM

I’m liking this Larry! Look forward to seeing all the variations you come up with this…. Cool stuff!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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matt garcia

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#7 posted 08-02-2011 12:59 PM

That is a beauty!! What a nice board!!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#8 posted 08-02-2011 01:01 PM

Nice job Larry. The Purple Heart inlay really adds a great touch as do the Rosewood handles.
Love to have my sushi on this!

-- Chris ~~Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past."

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#9 posted 08-02-2011 01:15 PM

Larry: A great looking board. Nice design.

-- 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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#10 posted 08-02-2011 01:23 PM

This has really nice lines to it. I’m glad you decided to go with the curved dish, rather than the squared one, as I think the the curves of the handle go nicely with the rounded corners. I also really like the brass dowels, both for the look of the dowel, and the gap that it provides between the main section, and the outer sides. The graduated handles are also a brilliant touch.

All the little details add up here to make a very attractive, yet clean piece. Very sharp!

Are you going to inlay the bowl in-line with the purpleheart, or more up in the corner, but still in the horizontal position so that the dividing line of the dish is parallel to the purpleheart stripe?

-- 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 08-02-2011 01:36 PM

Larry, it’s really sharp looking. You’re on the right track for sure.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#12 posted 08-02-2011 01:42 PM

Thank you everyone for your comments … I know it takes time to comment and I am grateful.

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#13 posted 08-02-2011 02:03 PM

Wonderful design. I started making a similar board a couple of weeks ago, but I am not using brass pins for the handles. I have been waiting for replacement parts for my planer for two weeks, so I can finish my projects. I will post when done.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#14 posted 08-02-2011 02:48 PM

Elegant and spartan design.
My wife will love it, she is very keen of sushi. Still I do prefer bbq.

You always reminded as a Samurai guy.

-- Back home. Fernando

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#15 posted 08-02-2011 03:14 PM

I’m going to force myself to love sushi to buy your sushi board. BEAUTIFUL.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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