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End Grain Board Inspired by My High School Colors

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Project by JoesBetterHalf posted 414 days ago 639 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had a nostalgic moment this afternoon. As terrible as our school colors were (purple and gold) I thought they would look terrific in a cutting board. I had some yellowheart and purpleheart in the garage. I did not want them to overpower the board, so I cut them in 1/2 ” strips and used 2” strips of some gorgeous maple. We have some maple that is bright white and some that is darker in color. I alternated those strips as well. I did a fabulous job cutting and putting this one together. Very little sanding was needed. Finished with a mineral oil and wax.

Now someone from my hometown needs to buy this thing.

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Dusty56

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#1 posted 414 days ago

Yellow and Purple ? Were your mascots Big Bird and Barney the dinosaur ? JK…great looking board : )
What size is it ?

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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aussiedave

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#2 posted 414 days ago

More good looking cutting boards….always enjoy seeing what you come up with in design…

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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JoesBetterHalf

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#3 posted 414 days ago

Thank you! My design is usually “ooh, i think that will look nice” and wing it. 99% of the time it works. No, our school mascot was a Buck… a Golden Buck. I grew up in Maine, go figure.

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Dusty56

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#4 posted 414 days ago

LOL, a golden buck : )
Reminds me of the old story about a Doe walking out of the woods , shaking her head and saying, I’ll never do that again for two bucks !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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ondrej77

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#5 posted 413 days ago

beautiful board, thank you for sharing it with us :)

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Mike

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#6 posted 413 days ago

Not a fan of the colors, (colors of our cross town rivals), but gorgeous board nonetheless!! Just beautiful work. Will definitely put this pattern on my to do list!

-- A person of integrity never speaks of it...he walks in it...

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JoesBetterHalf

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#7 posted 412 days ago

Nice Joke! Sounds like something my colorful family would share around the holiday table.

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