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Nancy's Mineral Stained Maple Bookmatched Cutting Potato Board - is that name long enough?

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Project by Andrew posted 12-24-2012 09:06 PM 1303 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Nancy’s potato board. My friend told me this reminds her of when you slice a potato in half and there is a bad spot.

I planned to make a simple endgrain board for a gift when I stumbled across this piece of maple. I left it at its full width, and arranged the strips in bookmatched pairs. Aside from the maple, the board also includes Sapele, Walnut and Cherry.

I have about 50” of this maple left, with the same strieak running through. Now to figure out what to do with it…

Finished with the usual – GF Salad Bowl Finish thinned to 50%.

Board is 12” x 18”, 1” thick.

Thanks for looking.

-- Andrew - Albany. NY





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 12-24-2012 09:31 PM

Wow that’s an amazing board ,cool wood and nice work.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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DavidIN

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#2 posted 12-24-2012 11:17 PM

mother nature works wonders. great use of the wood, congratulations. a true one of a kind i would find myself hesitant to cut on it :-)

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Andrew

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#3 posted 12-24-2012 11:22 PM

Thank you guys :)

-- Andrew - Albany. NY

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bobasaurus

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#4 posted 12-24-2012 11:58 PM

Nice bookmatching job. It’s neat to see figure like this in the endgrain.

-- Allen, Colorado

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Monte Pittman

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#5 posted 12-25-2012 12:02 AM

Very unusual. Great job.

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

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Paul Stoops

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#6 posted 12-25-2012 01:13 AM

Lovely grain pattern! How about making a half length cheese board? Or using a thinner version for the base of a serving tray? Would make a wonderful three piece set…........... :-)

-- Paul, Auburn, WA

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Dusty56

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#7 posted 12-25-2012 01:45 AM

Beautiful board and choice of woods !
That appears to be a mineral stain in the Maple rather than Ambrosia beetle staining. I see it all of the time : )

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

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Andrew

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#8 posted 12-25-2012 01:59 PM

Thanks, everyone for the nice comments.

Mineral stain….got it.

-- Andrew - Albany. NY

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NedB

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#9 posted 12-25-2012 02:20 PM

yeah, that’s one stunning board… and at my house, where I make ‘user’ cutting boards, that would wind up as ‘kitchen art’, too handsome to cut on for sure!

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1 http://nedswoodshop.blogspot.com

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#10 posted 12-25-2012 06:03 PM

Hi Andrew , will you be attending The WoodWorking Show in West Springfield ,MA this January 11-12-13 ?
About an hours ride on the PIKE from Albany : )
A group of LJs usually get together for dinner and chat after the show.

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

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Andrew

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#11 posted 12-26-2012 02:56 AM

Dusty, never even knew there was one. Is there a website with more info? Thanks.

-- Andrew - Albany. NY

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Dusty56

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#12 posted 12-26-2012 11:12 AM

I beleive it is TheWoodWorkingShows.com , if not , Google will get you there : )

http://www.thewoodworkingshows.com/shows/newengland.htm this is the one you want .

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

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grenger

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#13 posted 02-01-2013 01:43 PM

I like that one, nice job

-- Gerry (the beginner), Gatineau, QC, Canada

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