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Taylor Cut-Away Guitar Cheese Board

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Project by Chris P. posted 12-21-2011 10:45 PM 1903 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A gift for a friend, body is Hawaiian koa (imported by – ME) with a wenge neck and an ebony sound-hole. I tried several times to bend wood to fill the space around the ebony, but failed several times. Sanded to 400-grit and then finished with mineral oil and beeswax. A fun project!





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jaykaypur

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#1 posted 12-22-2011 02:04 AM

Nice looking and a unique take on the cutting board. I like it!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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robert triplett

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#2 posted 12-22-2011 02:11 AM

Nice design. My wife has been wanting me to do something like this. Especially when we go to Bluegrass Festivals. I don’t have any Koa though. Her cousin designs for Taylor and she has a baby Taylor guitar. I guess I could take it apart for a template!!

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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#3 posted 12-22-2011 02:32 AM

Beautiful!...Great design! But, I would have a hard time letting anyone cut cheese on that piece of koa.

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#4 posted 12-22-2011 07:38 AM

That is SUCH a cool idea! And really nicely done too.

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#5 posted 12-22-2011 07:43 AM

So much talent here on LJ…Blake, I love your jellyfish table. <3

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#6 posted 12-22-2011 08:17 AM

Wow, really clever idea. Can you put something next to it so we can see the scale?

-- Bob A in NJ

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#7 posted 12-22-2011 08:30 PM

Seems like you have more to go… No bridge, nut, tuning machines, strings etc… Seriously though, that is a very cool idea… Well executed too!

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casual1carpenter

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#8 posted 12-22-2011 08:41 PM

SPalm had the guitar string. LOL but someone might be able to figure out an approach

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All the same nicely done, I’d put two knives by it, one to cut the cheese, or to cut the cutter, I shudder at the thought of knife marks and nicks.

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