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Project by HawkDriver posted 12-07-2011 08:20 AM 950 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have a LOT of friends from Texas. It’s interesting they’d even be willing to be associated with a Yankee such as myself. Anyway, a guy I work with asked my for a checker board in the shape of Texas a while back and this is how it turned out. The paduak was a perfect color for Texas I thought. Paduak and Hard Maple finished with butcher block oil. Figured I’d share this one with my Texan friends on here!!

I initially created an oversize squarish checker board, cut out the “main body” of Texas then glued the cutoffs on for the panhandle and bottom. I got lucky and it worked well and I was left with little waste.

-- Patrick, Helicopters don't fly. They beat the air into submission.





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ElmoSr

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#1 posted 12-07-2011 02:07 PM

I am a Texan bred born and raised—-this is great

-- ElmoSr,Ga. Life is Hard by the Yard,,,But a Cinch by the Inch

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helluvawreck

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#2 posted 12-07-2011 02:10 PM

I think it looks pretty good. You did a really nice job on it.

-- 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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Ken90712

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#3 posted 12-07-2011 02:27 PM

Its great except for the shape of it LOL Well done.

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

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Kelen

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#4 posted 12-07-2011 02:57 PM

This one is definitely going on my favorites and will be on the top of my project list. Looks great!

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JohnnyClem

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#5 posted 12-07-2011 04:03 PM

Ok brother, you know me…when I saw that I heard the Texas state song start playing in some vacant corner of my mind. I am very impressed and continue at this moment to wonder why we never got in to this together while you were here.

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tbone

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#6 posted 12-07-2011 11:28 PM

As you know, Texas pride is something we’re very proud of. And you should be proud of this project.

-- Kinky Friedman on gay marriage: "They should have the right to be just as miserable as the rest of us."

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a1Jim

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#7 posted 12-07-2011 11:30 PM

yaaa hooo a great Texas cutting board

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degoose

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#8 posted 12-08-2011 12:36 AM

Even before I read it was Texas… I knew… great job…

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

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amagineer

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#9 posted 12-08-2011 01:00 AM

Texas here I come.

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

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