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Project by vakman posted 11-12-2012 08:47 PM 1179 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another gift for my lover. This was a pretty quick and simple project, a 7”x10” pine cutting board/serving board. Cheese and crackers, peanut butter sandwich, etc. It’s my first cutting board.

The medallion is a 1” dia. poplar dowel stained with my blood (my 1/2” bench chisel is deeply attracted to my left thumb). The color is, well, bloody…a rich dark red/purple, though I imagine it will lose its ruddy hue and darken up over time. I’m not sure that I’ve ever seen blood used intentionally as a stain, other than in a film titled “The Red Violin”. Worth experimenting with animal blood on larger projects I think. Dry end-grain drinks it like a vampire.

The 1/2” wide leather strap is cut down to 3/8” wide, and is glued into a 3/8” by 1/4” mortise in the dowel. Should hold up well, leather takes on wood glue really well.

Finished with beeswax.

For the general aesthetic, I must give credit to the creator of these:

http://www.jaysonhome.com/leather-strap-cutting-boards.html

Thanks!

-- - Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true. -





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#1 posted 11-12-2012 08:57 PM

ouch!

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#2 posted 11-12-2012 09:42 PM

cool design and build

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#3 posted 11-12-2012 10:54 PM

Thanks!

-- - Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true. -

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#4 posted 11-13-2012 03:30 AM

I get it, AB! Nice job, I like the handle, although the your own blood seems a bit eerie to me..

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#5 posted 11-13-2012 05:28 AM

Eerie yes I suppose, but it seemed like a good idea at the time. Most of my projects end up with a bit of blood on them, to take advantage of it and have it actually improve the piece seemed like a nice change.

-- - Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true. -

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#6 posted 11-13-2012 03:16 PM

A truly unique design. New to me and thanks for sharing it. Looks great.

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

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