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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 1591 views 3 times favorited 14 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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#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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#5 posted 12-25-2012 12:02 AM

Very unusual. Great job.

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

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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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#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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#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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#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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#14 posted 10-08-2014 01:01 AM

Nancy, the namesake of this board, has told me that I have to add to this project the fact that she is yet to cut on the board!

She thinks if she doesn’t cut on it, she can simply turn it in for a new one. I don’t remember running a cutting board exchange program!

-- Andrew - Albany. NY

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