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Project by majeagle1 posted 02-02-2012 12:32 AM 3031 views 20 times favorited 49 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first cutting board so thought I would post it. Nothing special like some of the fantastic lazy larry boards and the tumbling block boards but I thought it turned out pretty nice.
I have to tell the quick story as to how this came about.
I have thought about making some of these quite some time ago, but never got a round to it.
My wife needed a new cutting board and I have been saying that I would make one. Yeh, when !
Finally we were in a BB store and she saw a $19.95 cutting board and threatened to buy it….. well, I just couldn’t have that so I said, “o.k., this week I’ll make it”..... well, here it is….. The only condition was that she actually had to use it. Well to my surprise, she has used it and loves it.

Claro Walnut – Padauk and Yellowheart
12” x 20” finished with salad bowl finish and then topped off with George’s Club House Wax.
Can’t remember, but thanks to the LJ to put out a good review on this stuff, it is great!

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#1 posted 02-02-2012 12:37 AM

Whoa! That is so beautiful, I would hang it on a wall and admire it for its beauty! Fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

-- Sam S. - Hebron, KY

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#2 posted 02-02-2012 12:45 AM

Fabulous … as good as any of mine…

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

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#3 posted 02-02-2012 12:47 AM

thats just plain beautiful ART

-- wizzardofwood..... "ITS MY JOB TO AMAZE YOU"

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#4 posted 02-02-2012 12:58 AM

This is a beautiful board ,a very cool design.

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 02-02-2012 12:59 AM

Fantastic, Gene! You’re in like Flynn. That Claro is just a wonder of nature.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#6 posted 02-02-2012 01:00 AM

That is one spectacular CB. The grains just keep the design flowing.

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

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#7 posted 02-02-2012 01:11 AM

Love that walnut.
Welcome to the club.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#8 posted 02-02-2012 01:17 AM

What a shame to put a knife to such a beauty.

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#9 posted 02-02-2012 01:18 AM

this is very fine, and the wood combos are awesome. very nice

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#10 posted 02-02-2012 01:25 AM

Beautiful – hope it hangs on the wall where it’s visible when not being chopped on (ouch!).

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#11 posted 02-02-2012 01:47 AM

Awesome looking board!! Too nice to cut up!!! :)

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#12 posted 02-02-2012 01:49 AM

Great looking board….there is always room for more cutting boards…..There is so many patterns, woods….etc….it would be a seriously difficult project to calculate the total permutations with all those variables. This one is indeed a winner.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#13 posted 02-02-2012 01:55 AM

Wow, I’d like to find some Claro Walnut that look like that!

Gr8 Board.

Hope wife hangs it on the wall and buys the junk board for $19 to do her cutting

-- Rustfever, Central California

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#14 posted 02-02-2012 02:00 AM

Great ‘first’ job Gene. You must have approached this like you do you boxes! Nice wood. I keep refinishing two boards we got for wedding presents in 1980. My wife often sees my new boards and mumbles something. I don’t hear well at times!! Your wife is lucky and smart. I wouldn’t spend the $19.95 either.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#15 posted 02-02-2012 02:24 AM

Thanks for the wonderful comments everyone, this was fun to make and will probably make several more…....uhoh, ham I hooked??!! LOL Never give my boxmaking though !

Ira – You want Claro…... let me tell you , I have a wonderful friend in central california that provided this to me.
It came from 2” wide stick with knots in various locations, but look how it came out. BTW, my friend sometimes goes by “Rustfever” on this great woodworking site called LJ’s…... you ought to check it out !!!!!

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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