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Project by amagineer posted 03-27-2012 10:23 PM 1372 views 1 time favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi all, after six months of being without my left arm, the surgery I had has me back to normal. I just got back in the shop and decided to make something simple to ease back into the woodworking. I made a breadboard for my sisters birthday this week. I took sunken cypress and put bolivian rosewood on the ends and bubinga on the sides. I used maple dowels for decoration. Finished with salad bowl finish to seal and mineral oil/beeswax.

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





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grizzman

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#1 posted 03-27-2012 10:30 PM

welcome home…hope you recover well, this is a great looking board, very nice, im sure it will be loved and used…work back into things slowly, there is no rush…Ive been away from the shop for over a month myself, construction on my home became necessary and i cant wait to get back to real wood work myself…grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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robert triplett

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#2 posted 03-27-2012 10:45 PM

My favorite kind of work, simple with nice wood! Great way to ease back into work.

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

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Ken Fitzpatrick

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#3 posted 03-27-2012 10:48 PM

You haven’t lost your touch. Welcome back and thanks for sharing.

-- • "I have noticed that nothing I have never said ever did me any harm."....... Calvin Coolidge

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nonickswood

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#4 posted 03-27-2012 10:53 PM

Welcome back,
Glad to hear your feeling well! A little sawdust will have you as good as new in no-time.
This is a Great looking Bread Board, Beautiful color contrast, I’m sure your sister will Love it!!

-- Nick, Virginia, http://www.etsy.com/shop/NONICKSWOOD

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Gene Howe

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#5 posted 03-27-2012 11:19 PM

Nicely done!
Glad you are back and eating sawdust again.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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SPalm

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#6 posted 03-27-2012 11:50 PM

Welcome back.
I see you have not lost the skills. Looks great.

Sunken Cypress – Cool. I bet there is a story behind that.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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a1Jim

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#7 posted 03-28-2012 12:01 AM

I’m glad your back in the shop and that your feeling better too.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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doncutlip

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#8 posted 03-28-2012 12:04 AM

Welcome back, good work

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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chrisstef

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#9 posted 03-28-2012 12:21 AM

like ridin a bike brother …. glad to hear youre healing up

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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TurnTurnTurn

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#10 posted 03-28-2012 12:33 AM

Welcome back to the shop. Nice way to start.

-- TurnTurnTurn

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Martyroc

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#11 posted 03-28-2012 12:38 AM

Welcome back, perfect project for easing back into woodworking, it came out great.

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

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gfadvm

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#12 posted 03-28-2012 12:47 AM

Looks like you’re back with a vengence. Nice board and I love the sinker cypress. Work safe and stay healthy.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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wiser1934

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#13 posted 03-28-2012 02:24 AM

very glad to see you back. hope recovery period is short. very nice bread board. ease your self back gradually.

-- wiser1934, new york

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Woodbridge

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#14 posted 03-28-2012 11:49 AM

Welcome back. The bread board looks great.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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Andy

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#15 posted 03-28-2012 12:38 PM

Well done! Glad to see you back.
Andy

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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