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Project by Milton Toal posted 532 days ago 1374 views 9 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Imitation is flattery so I hope Rick Koorman feels good about the pair of opposites which I made from Padouk and Ash.

Larry, end grain doesn’t always rock as the third one would have gone too dark but still lost some contrast on end grain so having cut the glued-up strips square I simply rolled them all over after testing the effect of Canola Oil. Made from recycled timber from a neighbour’s fence replacement, the red timber is Jarrah from the posts and the pale timber from the rails which is in several shades is an unknown hardwood (or two).

Boards 2 and 4 are end-grain from recyled verandah fence palings; Cypress Pine which had been painted as soon as it arrived on site which prevented checking by letting is dry slowly over a couple of warm to hot months. Ran it through the table saw to take off the paint, dimension it and finish the surfaces all at the same time. Love the effect. Hope you do too.

-- Milton Toal, Doncaster, Melbourne Australia.





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degoose

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#1 posted 532 days ago

Well mate, I for one am impressed… but this will not stop here… there are more boards in your future… I am sure…

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

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 532 days ago

Great job. Love your woods.

-- 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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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#3 posted 532 days ago

Just beautiful! The colors compliment each other so wonderfully! :)

Sheila

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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Sam Shakouri

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#4 posted 532 days ago

All of them are RAM-RAM.

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

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bugz

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#5 posted 532 days ago

Great looking boards.

-- Bob, Lewistown, Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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Ken90712

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#6 posted 532 days ago

Nice job and look out your in for it now… Boards are addicting… LOL

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 532 days ago

These are nicely done and very colorful. These won’t be your last ones. I’m sure of it. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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stefang

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#8 posted 532 days ago

These are very beautiful boards Milton and totally unique as well. Great work and design!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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a1Jim

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#9 posted 531 days ago

Wonderful designs a quality build Milton,beautiful boards.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Diggerjacks

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#10 posted 531 days ago

Hello Milton Toal

These cutting boards are very unique : design and color

I like them

Thanks frop sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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JoeinDE

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#11 posted 531 days ago

Nicely done, particularly for your first boards. I look forward to your future offerings.

-- A bad craftsmen blames his cheap #$%ing tools

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Dan'um Style

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#12 posted 531 days ago

Well done and welcome to lumberjocks

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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Andy

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#13 posted 531 days ago

These are excellent in both color and design.

-- If I can do it, so can you. www.artboxesbyandy.com

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BurrOak

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#14 posted 531 days ago

Wow , I’m impressed. I love how the color flows with the design.
Putting this one on my to-do list.

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grenger

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#15 posted 520 days ago

i really like the second and last one….

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

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