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Project by Betsy posted 12-13-2011 05:41 AM 1510 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Not much of a photographer as you can see, however, I finally finished a project! Actually this project came about when I was gathering scraps for the fire bin. It dawned on me that I could use these scraps to make miniature cutting boards. I have a ton of friends who have RVs and small campers that have no space for a large end grain cutting board but could still use a small one. So from the fire bin to the finished project bin.

The finished board is about 8 by 5 and 7/8” thick. The others are a few I have clamped up, they don’t look near as nice as the first one though. But I thought this was a pretty cool way to get rid of some of those scraps other than burning them.

I hope you enjoy it.

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!





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#1 posted 12-13-2011 06:06 AM

Cool Idea, Betsy!

Looks really great, too!

Lew

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#2 posted 12-13-2011 06:07 AM

Whoa….

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#3 posted 12-13-2011 06:37 AM

Nice work

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#4 posted 12-13-2011 11:46 AM

Nice work and save! Great job!

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

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#5 posted 12-13-2011 05:54 PM

I like the tapered strip board. It kind of messes with your eyes when you look at it because your mind assumes that the lines with be straight. Neat effect, but I don’t know that I would want to cut anything on it since I might miss my intended target and hit a finger.

-- A bad craftsmen blames his cheap #$%ing tools

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Betsy

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#6 posted 12-13-2011 08:34 PM

Thanks guys. It felt better making something of the wood instead of watching it burn that is for sure. Joe the best way to use a cutting board like this is to let someone else do the cooking—- :-)

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

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#7 posted 12-14-2011 12:49 AM

Nice use of scraps.

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#8 posted 12-14-2011 02:49 AM

Very nice,Betsy….I Think I’ll start looking closer at my scraps

-- Life used to be soooo much simpler!!!!

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#9 posted 12-14-2011 04:44 AM

Nice save on the scraps. The Cb’s came out great. I took my box of scraps and gave them to my dad to use in his bird houses. He gave them to my brother to burn. I will be using my scraps from now on. Good Job!
-Don

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

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#10 posted 12-14-2011 01:38 PM

wonderful use of your wood (unless you are getting frostbite!) what lucky friends you have.

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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Betsy

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#11 posted 12-24-2011 04:39 AM

Thanks to all. The recipient was very happy.

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

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