Testing my patience Cutting Board

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Project by amagineer posted 01-13-2013 08:23 PM 1158 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife’s cousin wanted me to make her a CB, except she couldn’t makeup her mind. She wanted a 12” x 12”x 3/4 thk CB with rubber feet and brown woods(first two pictures), so I made this one, but she thought it was too small, so she wanted a 12”x 14” x 1-1/4 thk with colored woods, so here is the larger one (the third and fourth picture). Then she didn’t want the rubber feet, but wanted slots in each side. She hasn’t seen it yet, so I am wondering what she wants to change next. The first is made from Macacauba, Hard Maple, Marblewood, Shedua, White Limba,and Hickory. The second is made from; Paduck, Purpleheart, Hard Maple, Black Walnut, Macacauba, and Chestnut. I know the customer is always right, but this is ridiculous.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#1 posted 01-13-2013 08:56 PM

Came out beautiful!

-- Jerod, Austin

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#2 posted 01-13-2013 08:58 PM

both of the boards are very nice, i do like the second one with the hand holds on the ends, a nice touch, i hope she will be happy with the second, as i might be in doubt there would be a third, unless she offered payment for all of them….but…family is family, and we need to be patient … you already indicated..good luck…question, i did send you a pm, did you get it, a few days ago..just wondered…thanks

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

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#3 posted 01-13-2013 09:23 PM

Those Are Beautiful! Don,
Sometimes there’s just no pleasing some people.

-- Nick, Virginia,

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#4 posted 01-13-2013 10:11 PM

I like them both and that 2nd one should satisfy anyone!! LOL

Nice job on these. They really turned out well.

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

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#5 posted 01-13-2013 10:39 PM

Great looking boards!!!

-- TurnTurnTurn

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#6 posted 01-13-2013 10:48 PM

Very cool cutting board.

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 01-13-2013 10:52 PM

better make another 1/2 dozen don
and a nice display for them too

that way she may pick one

like at the mall
or the internet shopping places

‘course she might just turn and leave too
‘let me think about it’

nice work
and the chance to use all your wood
is priceless !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#8 posted 01-13-2013 11:10 PM

The first one is really nice, but that 2nd one … WOW!

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#9 posted 01-13-2013 11:58 PM

Thanks all for the comments. They seem to give me more patience. I hope she doesn’t ask for another CB, because I am going back into the hospital in three weeks to have my heart worked on again.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#10 posted 01-14-2013 04:23 AM

Both nice, Don! Love the #2 board with the finger slots.

I too have found that the routed finger slots in conjuction with the stick-on feet is a good solution, allows use of both sides of the CB. To change sides of the board as the original top gets some wear, just peel ‘em off, place on the other side, flip the board, repeat as needed!

Best of luck with the cardiac work!

-- Smitty

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#11 posted 01-14-2013 04:37 AM

i got your pm and i re sent the one i sent about 3 to 4 weeks ago…did you get both of my replys…

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

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#12 posted 01-14-2013 09:40 PM

Very nice.

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

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