My first Cutting Board 2010

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Project by Jorge Velez posted 08-14-2011 01:55 AM 1127 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this one last year 2010, wood is Maple and Purpuple heart that I purchased at Sao Paulo, Brazil. I was able to put on my luggage 6 pcs of 2×4’s about 2feets long, I made it tru customs at origing with no issues, but when I landed at Guadalajara, Mx. I got red light, (random screening) and I was worry, the customs take away and maybe pay fees, lucky enugh, I was not screened 100% and I went thru with just a verbal warning for bringing those in, the officer (woman) just saw 2 pcs, not the other 4.

the problem is that I dont find this kind of wood locally, every time I travel I bring some pcs only.


-- Jorge Velez, Guadalajara, Mexico.

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#1 posted 08-14-2011 02:51 AM

It turned out great. The two colors blend well together. If I ever need any wood from Brazil I will let you know.

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

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#2 posted 08-14-2011 03:38 AM

Nice looking cutting board! You did a good job!

-- Snookie, Jasper,GA

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#3 posted 08-14-2011 05:58 AM

Looking good Jorge, I love those two woods together!

-- Smitty

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#4 posted 08-14-2011 07:02 AM

Great combo…

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

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#5 posted 08-14-2011 04:03 PM

thats a great looking first cutting board. My first board was no where near as nice.

-- Billp

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