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Project by Tommy posted 1084 days ago 1101 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a cutting board that I made as a wedding present for a friend of mine (bride) who bakes a lot of bread. Since it was a wedding gift I wanted it to be a little bit elegant and graceful so I used some curves to make it pleasing to the eye.

The wood is Mahogany and Ambrosia Maple, I am not sure how that maple will hold up long term but like the look of it anyway. I bought the feet at Home Depot and the board is finished with 2 coats mineral oil and then a finish coat of mineral oil/beeswax to seal it a bit. This board has a non-identical twin that I’ll post soon too.

Thanks for looking, comments/suggestions/criticism welcome.
Tommy

-- Tommy, ---- It's Never Crowded On the Extra Mile.





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Andy123

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#1 posted 1084 days ago

I really like the look. Did you chamfer or inlay between the boards? I can’t tell from the photographs?

-- The mistakes I make in woodworking are not mistakes they just give my projects character- Me

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nuttree

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#2 posted 1084 days ago

I have almost the same comment/question as Andy123. My name is Andy also, this is a little wierd. Anyway, Is that a chamfer between the boards?

-- I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in. -John Muir

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degoose

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#3 posted 1084 days ago

Looks like stringing to me… that is a stripe of different timber laminated in… is that right.?

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

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LittlePaw

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#4 posted 1084 days ago

VEry unusual and beautiful design and well made too. I’m sure the bride loves it! Ha! my middle name is also Andy!

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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Tommy

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#5 posted 1084 days ago

Degoose is correct, it is not a chamfer, those are little thin stringers that I cut from the bandsaw with a very think blade used for resawing. There are light colored (poplar) “strings” running across the board and then some longer (I think Oak but don’t remember for sure) “strings” running lengthwise.

Thanks to all you “Andys” for the comments and DeGoose too.
Tommy

-- Tommy, ---- It's Never Crowded On the Extra Mile.

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shopmania

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#6 posted 1084 days ago

Tommy looks great! Haven’t tried that stringing between the layers of wood yet. Looks cool.

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, DrTim@ONeillChiro.com- Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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gazingm42

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#7 posted 1084 days ago

Tommy, Love the design. I have been looking for a new supplier of feet such as you have installed. My old supplier went under. Can you tell me the mfg and part number of the feet you are using on the boards?

Thanks

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Tommy

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#8 posted 1082 days ago

Gazingm42, here is a link to the tan colored ones but I used black. I do not see the black ones on the Home Depot site but they have them because I bought them. If the tan ones work then use this link and you’re all set. If not then I’d check out your local store for the black ones. They have a few different sizes too.

-- Tommy, ---- It's Never Crowded On the Extra Mile.

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