|Project by robert triplett||posted 12-21-2012 06:53 AM||1019 views||2 times favorited||11 comments|
I was asked to make a big cutting board for the sister of a local person. She brought me a piece of walnut from a barn on their ranch. 2” thick x 48” x 14”. I made two boards, adding some Curly maple on edge to match the thickness. Really nice Walnut. The two boards are different. One for her and one for the sister. They have the family cattle brands on them. It’s a surprise so I hope nobody local sees this and tells!! They turned out to be 1 3/4” x 14” x 18”, with cutouts on the bottom for hands. I used a small V bit on a router to make the brands and dyed the groove. It withstood the mineral oil soaking so it should not bleed out.
I have space for this photo of the last Carob and Walnut board I made. Someone looked at a similar board at a show and returned to get it. She got to watch someone else walk off with it, so I made her another. 14” x 18”
I really like Carob. It is hard and really pretty. Rustfever on LJ’s got me hooked on it and now tells me I can’t have any more!! He only had a small amount to start. Hope to see what he uses the rest for. The Walnut came from him too.
-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!