Large Cutting Board Neighbor Ordered

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Project by Dennis Hunter / Laura Merchant posted 05-30-2012 03:22 AM 1394 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Last week my neighbor asked me if I would make a large cutting board for his wife. So today I met with her on the size and made it for her. I brought it to her tonight and asked if I should just take it to my shows and sell it and she said no way its mine. I was happy she was happy with the baord. It is 18 1/2 “x 12 1/2” and is the biggest baord I have made so far. It is made with Purple Heart / Padauk / Maple and Walnut. Robert brought me the wood Friday before we left for our crappy show. Weather kicked our butts. I made out ok and Robert did ok but we both did not make enough to cover all our cost. Tahoe is not cheap to stay at. Just have to roll with the flow I guess.
Well thanks for all the support Dennis

-- (L an D Woodworks)

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 05-30-2012 03:41 AM

Haven’t tried cutting boards yet. It’s probably coming.

Really nice looking. Sometimes bigger is good.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 05-30-2012 05:31 AM

Interesting pattern Dennis. Good use of the wood. Glad you could use it. I took the evening off from the shop.

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

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#3 posted 05-30-2012 07:39 AM

Nice board, I can see why she likes it. Love the colors! Paduak isone of my fav’s wood.

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

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#4 posted 05-30-2012 09:12 AM

Nice board. Very interesting woods and I like the way you combined them and the size of the board too.

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

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#5 posted 05-30-2012 10:37 AM

looks great, I have a few people who have asked for boards but haven’t found the time. i will be sure to refer back to some of yours when i do.

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#6 posted 05-30-2012 10:43 AM

Dennis; You designed a wonderful CB. The colors blend well together.

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

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#7 posted 05-31-2012 02:29 AM

you are very talented with cutting boards!! dennis, i wish i could see the stand that you display your boards on. it interests me for some of my boards

-- wiser1934, new york

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