From a bundle of 3/4 inch stock.

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Project by degoose posted 02-07-2013 10:27 PM 2711 views 6 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Visited the local sawmill for the first time this week… actually just around the corner…been meaning to drop in for quite a while… only sell wholesale… not to the general public… [lucky I am not general public..]
Bought some bundles of native hardwoods..pic 2…bloodwood, red iron bark, tallowwood, spotted gum…
Selected 12 pieces and dressed them…pic 3…
and laminated them… glued them up with TiteBond III.. pic 4
Cut, rolled, alternated and re glued… pic 5
Made a really nice chopping board…endgrain rules…
Total dimensions 11 inches by 13 inches but just under 3/4 inch…[275×325x18 mm]
Total cost…under 5 dollars…
Result…. priceless…
{ well actually will be asking $50.00}

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

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#1 posted 02-07-2013 10:30 PM

Very interesting design.

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#2 posted 02-07-2013 10:36 PM

well larry i noticed the 4th board from the bottom was not marked by the chalk, are you sure its in the right place, you might have to re do the whole board…:)...i have an eye for detail…besides the possible flaw, it looks really great…well done mate..and we already knew you were not just anyone…grizz

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#3 posted 02-07-2013 10:36 PM

Very nice Larry. Love the colors and grains

-- Jim Roberts, Port Orchard Washington

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#4 posted 02-07-2013 10:43 PM

I bet that sawmill owner is just as happy to make your acquaintance as you are theirs !
They know a “not general public” type of guy when they see one !
Beautiful board buddy.

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#5 posted 02-07-2013 10:54 PM

Super COOL!

Super EASY!

Super Sales Price!

What could be better?

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#6 posted 02-07-2013 11:36 PM

Sweet – Looks great.
Nice size to. Sometimes you just need a lighter board. I like.


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#7 posted 02-08-2013 12:02 AM

well done.. great color combinations

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#8 posted 02-08-2013 12:02 AM

Awesome and even more awesomer as I look at it more.

-- Each step of every Wood Art project I design and build is considered my masterpiece… because I want the finished product to reflect the quality and creativeness of my work

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#9 posted 02-08-2013 12:18 AM

Nice one Larry. Love it. What did you coat it with please? Looks ultra shiny.

-- Milton Toal, Doncaster, Melbourne Australia.

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#10 posted 02-08-2013 12:23 AM

Nice looking grains there my friend. Are you still using Walnut oil on your CB’s?

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

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#11 posted 02-08-2013 12:26 AM

Those are pretty timbers, and make a great board!! I scored some quartersawn white oak yesterday…..........wonder what I’m gonna make with it????

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#12 posted 02-08-2013 12:30 AM

I might be inclined to drop one off at the sawmill for the owners wife and see if that would help out prices myself. I know if i gave that to my wife at random id be free of the doghouse for at least a day or 2. You really are king of the cuttin board larry!

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#13 posted 02-08-2013 12:40 AM

Another Masterpiece , Larry : )

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#14 posted 02-08-2013 12:44 AM

Beautiful work, Larry.

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#15 posted 02-08-2013 12:59 AM

Beautiful. Total envy over the wood.

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

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