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Project by RetiredCoastie posted 02-22-2012 09:21 PM 2255 views 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are for two ladies that helped me when my wife was in the hospital. The boards are end grain, with hard maple & walnut and are 10.5” X 12”. Finished with 3 coats of mineral oil & 2 coats of mineral oil and bees wax. Thanks for viewing!

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degoose

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#1 posted 02-22-2012 09:28 PM

Well Mike… they are seriously nice boards… simple but elegant..

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

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#2 posted 02-22-2012 09:30 PM

Hey Mike
These are very cool boards ,super job my friend.

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Paul

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#3 posted 02-22-2012 09:44 PM

As usual, very well done!

-- If you say 'It's good enough', it probably isn't.

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#4 posted 02-22-2012 09:45 PM

Great looking Gifts!

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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Radu

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#5 posted 02-22-2012 09:46 PM

Very nice boards. Are they twins?

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RetiredCoastie

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#6 posted 02-22-2012 09:46 PM

Thanks guys I appreciate your comments. They are a perfect size for RVs where the larger boards become too cumbersome.

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#7 posted 02-22-2012 10:59 PM

Very nice, the edge detail and recessed handholds are sweet!

-- Smitty

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#8 posted 02-22-2012 11:12 PM

The boards can also be used for checkers in RV increasing overall storage. Nice job

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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RetiredCoastie

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#9 posted 02-22-2012 11:40 PM

Thanks Smitty & Geoff. I wanted something different for the edge besides the typical round over so I went with a box core bit and made a slight cove for the edge treatment. It kinda dresses the boards up a bit. Thanks again all for your encouraging words!

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#10 posted 02-22-2012 11:57 PM

Really nice, it’s on my project list

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#11 posted 02-23-2012 01:01 AM

Very sharp and nice details : )

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#12 posted 02-23-2012 03:26 AM

looks good from here!!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#13 posted 02-23-2012 03:27 AM

Those are some really nice looking boards – thanks for sharing.

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#14 posted 02-23-2012 09:33 AM

super job.the ladies will like them for sure.

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#15 posted 02-23-2012 01:19 PM

Hey Mike.
Looks great. A nice classic design, and very well done.
Love the edge treatment.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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