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Project by Dennis Hunter / Laura Merchant posted 06-30-2012 03:30 AM 2631 views 10 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A while back Robert brought me this piece of Cassara that is from Oregon. The woods are Cassara Purple Heart and Padauc. I used the first piece to build my wine bottle holder and cut off a piece of the other to make this Board today. OK I know allot of woodworkers do not like to use live edge on a Cutting Board but try it some time you may surprice yourself at how fast it sells. Everything I make with live edge sells. This board will come with the stands that are made of the same wood and will yeild about $100.00. The board is 15” long and the wides point is 11 1/2” the thins is 8” but it has a great look. I split this wood into two pieces and put them top and bottom. Enjoy and don’t let live edge stop you from something, it sells. Robert just keep hating live edge and bring it to me I’ll make money with it.
Thanks Dennis

-- (L an D Woodworks)

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 06-30-2012 03:36 AM

Of course I like the live edge look. You do a really nice job. People will buy nice stuff.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 06-30-2012 03:59 AM

I like the live edge and would have liked to have seen the board before the stripes were added : )
I think it would have made a nice top for a small table / plant stand.

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#3 posted 06-30-2012 04:21 AM

Great Idea a very cool CB

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#4 posted 06-30-2012 04:25 AM

Nice job Dennis. I pulled out some more ‘stuff’ with live edge. Hope you can make it look this good! Drop off time for the wood is 5:30 AM Wednesday on my way to Tahoe. Also got some of that ugly Spalted maple you like so much.

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

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#5 posted 06-30-2012 05:37 AM

Like the board a lot. Great piece.


-- Sawdust and shavings are therapeutic.... :)

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#6 posted 06-30-2012 09:21 AM

Very nice and you also got the live edge stands too! Good job.

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

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#7 posted 06-30-2012 10:27 AM

I like the live edge too, but more important is that your customers buy em up!

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

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#8 posted 06-30-2012 10:32 AM

Nice CB with live edge. And you know, I would certainly make good use of the live edge – ie for cleaning the knife blade off the meat.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#9 posted 06-30-2012 12:22 PM

Oh yea, Dennis. That is awesome!

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

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#10 posted 06-30-2012 02:52 PM

Wow. very nice, looks like a daily top 3 to me. Thanks for the e-mail on the zig-zag cutting board, I am almost done with it but my time is limited so takes me a while. It got a little large so it might be a serving tray instead of a cutting board LOL. I will post when done….............Thanks again….....................Jack

-- Jack R. Ellis

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#11 posted 06-30-2012 06:11 PM

That is nice!
I like it.

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#12 posted 06-30-2012 07:55 PM

Is this wood CASCARA( or something else?? I could find no Cassario.
Nice board either way.
G Vavra

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#13 posted 06-30-2012 08:44 PM

I think you’re crazy. Your work is good stuff, live edge or otherwise. I bow to you.

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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#14 posted 07-01-2012 01:26 AM

Would you consider this dishwasher safe? ...actually, are ANY wooden CBs dishwasher safe? O_o

-- Adam, Rochester NY

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#15 posted 07-01-2012 02:57 AM

very impressive!! live edge sets it off. makes a good conversation piese

-- wiser1934, new york

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