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Project by robert triplett posted 481 days ago 883 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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!





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 481 days ago

As always sir, excellent job.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Roger

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#2 posted 481 days ago

Really nice lookin board. Those woods go together so well.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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bugz

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#3 posted 480 days ago

Happy Holidays Robert, very nicely done. Like you I always find a wood I realy like and then have a hard time finding some more. Keep up the good work.

-- Bob, Lewistown, Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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jaykaypur

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#4 posted 480 days ago

Beautiful boards and the brands look great.

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

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SPalm

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#5 posted 480 days ago

Nice.
Thanks for the tip on Carob. Nice looking stuff.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Jim Jakosh

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#6 posted 480 days ago

Very nice!!...........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!!

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Nate Meadows

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#7 posted 480 days ago

Nice Work! I like the maple and walnut contrast!

Nate

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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JesseTutt

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#8 posted 480 days ago

You did a great job!

-- Jesse, Saint Louis, Missouri

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BarbS

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#9 posted 480 days ago

Beautiful boards Robert. That Carob is glorious!

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/

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a1Jim

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#10 posted 480 days ago

wonderful gifts .beautiful boards.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

#11 posted 480 days ago

Not to bad LOL

-- http://www.landwoodworks.com (L an D Woodworks)

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