christmas presents gone awry

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Project by tinman_362 posted 12-11-2011 10:09 PM 1947 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I decided to make my dad a cutting board for christmas. the one that he has been using has gone well past its prime. I only had the intention of making one endgrain checkerboard cutting board for him. I ended up playing with different patterns and I made two more endgrain cutting boards and a long grain cutting boards.

The wood is rock maple and dark walnut. The boards vary in sizes from 10×12 to 12×12. The endgraina are about 1 1/4” thick.

Any feedback is appreciated.

Thank you

-- Robert: Life is all about the stories ~

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#1 posted 12-11-2011 10:26 PM

Nice collection. Gonna make some people really happy. They better not cry or pout.

Good job,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#2 posted 12-11-2011 10:31 PM

super looking boards good job.

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#3 posted 12-11-2011 10:34 PM

Apart from the photographs being a little blurry, I find these boards very appealing..

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#4 posted 12-11-2011 11:50 PM

Degoose: photographer I’m not. I took the pictures with my phone, but thank you for the good words.

-- Robert: Life is all about the stories ~

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#5 posted 12-11-2011 11:57 PM

if ‘awry’ is making more than expected
then you did good

i see only nice work

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#6 posted 12-12-2011 12:37 AM

All I have to say is my friendly neighbor has lit a fire under my butt great looking cutting boards. He inspired me to finish the end grain walnut cutting board recently posted on my projects page. I can’t wait to see what else he cranks out of the shop!

-- "The temptation to quit will be greatest just before you are about to succeed." ~Chinese Proverb~

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#7 posted 12-12-2011 12:38 AM

You did good on the cutting boards. Your father & family are going to love them!

-- Snookie, Jasper,GA

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#8 posted 12-12-2011 01:25 AM

They look great, looks like they will serve him well.

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