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Project by Monte Pittman posted 12-15-2012 10:57 PM 2080 views 0 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One of my 2 biggest shows of the year is in 5 weeks. So building like a mad man.

These are not normal wood for cutting boards. Maple, Red Cedar, Elm and Honey Locust. They are all 11”x17”

Thanks for looking

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

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#1 posted 12-15-2012 11:03 PM

First… I want to say they are beautiful boards. I don’t want to be an ass like many others on Lumber jocks with project and things. I am just wondering about putting red cedar in a board. Isn’t it a little soft for the cutting abuse it will be getting? Thanks….....

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#2 posted 12-15-2012 11:05 PM

I may be way wrong on the Red Cedar, but it was there, so I decided to try it.

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

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#3 posted 12-15-2012 11:10 PM

Good job Monte. Most of the people who I have made boards for have told me that they would NEVER use it. When a person gets a board as nice as these, they know that it “really” isnt for use but for show. Also, many of these boards can and will be used as serving/cheese/bread boards. Again, great work and good luck on the show and 2013 !!!

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

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#4 posted 12-16-2012 12:41 AM

Wow your working hard Monte

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#5 posted 12-16-2012 12:45 AM

Wow! Monte! those are great, That Red Cedar is real nice looking.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#6 posted 12-16-2012 12:50 AM

Nice, but don’t get board !

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#7 posted 12-16-2012 01:01 AM

Very nice monte

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#8 posted 12-16-2012 01:55 AM

Wow Monte you are really getting ready for your big show.. Very nice cutting boards. I agree your lovely boards will most likely used for serving or display. I like the idea of including a set of display “feet” for all I make for that reason.

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#9 posted 12-16-2012 02:03 AM

They all go very well together.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#10 posted 12-16-2012 02:22 AM

You are one of the most versatile woodworkers I know. If it’s wood, you have made it! Nice looking CBs. Best of luck at the upcoming show (hope it’s indoors).

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

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#11 posted 12-16-2012 02:47 AM

They look great Monte! You can also use them for hot pots from the oven. Good luck with your show!

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

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#12 posted 12-16-2012 03:38 AM

Monte, They are all looking good. Good luck with the show. Keep us posted.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#13 posted 12-16-2012 04:27 AM

if you don’t mind me asking whats the going rate for one of those boards?

-- Kenny

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#14 posted 12-16-2012 09:42 AM

Very nice ones, good luck in the show…

-- - Greetings from Brazil - --

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#15 posted 12-16-2012 12:01 PM

Monte, looking great there! Break a leg at the show!

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1

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