Christmas Trivets and Cutting Boards

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Project by lew posted 569 days ago 2313 views 7 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Thanks to Larry and all the other LumberJocks for the help and inspiration.

Some cutting boards and trivets made from Walnut, Maple and Cherry. The first pix shows all of them, the two in the lower left are not completed at that point. The second pix is of those two completed.

The dark board is solid Walnut and is one of the gifts to a friend who gave me a pickup truck full of 30 year old air dried Walnut. He also gets the round trivet. Everything is about 12” x 12”- except the large Walnut one. The last two trivets are edge banded with steam bent 1/8” thick Maple- learned a lot there!! They all set on soft rubber feet from Lee Valley. Cutting boards are finished with mineral oil and Bumble Bee Butter. The trivets are finished with several applications of gloss poly.

Thanks for looking!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#1 posted 569 days ago


That’s some beautiful looking boards. Great job.

Happy New Years to you and Mimi and Quigley

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#2 posted 569 days ago

Thanks, Karson! Mimi and I wish the same for you and your family.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 569 days ago

Great looking boards. Especially love the round ones!

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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#4 posted 569 days ago

wow Lew, those are magnificent…i bet the steam bent project was fun, i still have not done anything with steam bent, its an adventure im still looking forward to…i watched an Irish boat builder do a boat and he had a large metal tub outside that the end was planted into a fire, they but there boards inside and steamed them ..and he made a wonderful boat …well this is what wood work is all about…very nice work here…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#5 posted 569 days ago

You have outdone yourself Lew… great work…love the stem bent banding… outstanding…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#6 posted 569 days ago

Awesome job. Amazing pieces there Lew.

-- Measure, cut, curse, repeat.

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#7 posted 569 days ago

Lew your work continues to amaze and inspire me.
I too have not tried steam bending yet. In fact, I don’t think I’ve even glue laminates in any non-linear form.
Curious, was the steam bent maple from air dried maple?
I’ve heard that air dried is best to steam bent with because kiln drying hardens the lignin.

-- Ray,, Cincinnati, OH

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#8 posted 569 days ago

Very beautiful boars Lew.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 569 days ago

Very nice boards. Lots of time committed to the builds, they all look great.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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#10 posted 569 days ago

these turned out great!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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Sam Shakouri

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#11 posted 569 days ago

Lew, you have done a very good job without the need of ’ drinking twice and bothering to cut’.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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#12 posted 569 days ago

The rounds are fantastic. Very nice workmanship.

That walnut board is DEEP in color. Love it.

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

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Monte Pittman

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#13 posted 569 days ago

Really outstanding work

-- 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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Jim Bertelson

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#14 posted 569 days ago

Gad Zooks Lew, you are going to best yourself and give Larry a run for his money. Steam bending and all. Pretty darn neat. Larry is going to have to match and best you, you know…....(-:

I actually am finally getting back in the shop! I still have some work with my program, but it is templates, which don’t have the intellectual intensity that the programming did. It is out in beta test with my physician’s assistant. Hopefully, I will post something here within the next two weeks. I am finishing up a project I had to stop 6 months ago.

I got duplicates of my basic hand planes for Christmas, to take down to the vacation house in Washington, and of course that little shop deserves a post all by itself.

Hope you had a great holiday season. I should be more active on LJ’s now that work is less demanding…......


-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#15 posted 569 days ago

They look great Lew! Always wanted to make some cutting boards and I always love to make gifts for people who give me free wood with the wood they gave me.


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