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A very special cutting board......

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Project by Michael posted 10-20-2011 04:51 PM 1010 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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For those of you who haven’t read my bio on here I’ll bring you up to speed. My grandfather was the one who first sparked my interest in woodworking at around the age of 5 or so. I spent a lot of time with him in those days as both of my parents were working and he would show me things in his elaborate shop. He passed away back in March of this year at the age of 89. I went into the shop and started to look through his scrap bin and found numerous slim scrap pieces that he had cut over 10 years before and thought I would make something to commemorate him that I would always have.

This board is made from six species of wood they include: Cherry, white oak, red oak, hickory, maple and black walnut. The middle cherry piece was a failed table horizontal brace, it even had holes for dowels in both ends which I plugged.

Let this write up be a lesson to the readers that have children or grandchildren they just might pick your hobby up if you expose them to it.

-- "A woodworking project is either a masterpiece or a POS" Dr. Lang





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Andy123

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#1 posted 10-20-2011 05:38 PM

Very nice. I bet that it will be cherished for years to come.

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

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chopper6322

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#2 posted 10-20-2011 05:42 PM

Very nice, I have a 3 and 5 year old and they are always in the shop with me, we love our time together out there, i can only hope that they are bulding the same memories that I am out of it :)

-- "As iron sharpen iron, so one man sharpens another" Proverbs 27:17

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MoshupTrail

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#3 posted 10-20-2011 11:30 PM

I think I would hang it on the wall and NEVER lay a knife across it.

-- Some problems are best solved with an optimistic approach. Optimism shines a light on alternatives that are otherwise not visible.

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ltlwoodcreations

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#4 posted 10-21-2011 02:26 AM

What a great way to have a lasting memory from things your grandfather had discarded. My husbands grandfather was a woodworker as was his father and now his oldest son has most of his tools and the youngest one is looking to build a home so he to will have space to start a shop. Nice to make traditions and pass on knowledge.

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