Bread/cheese board - Lone Star style

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Project by LoydMoore posted 07-13-2013 01:13 AM 1311 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

American Cherry with Genuine Mahogany and Black Walnut inlays.

I did a couple boards with the Texas inlay last month. I decided to add the star to complete the “lone Star” theme. The star is easy enough to cut out but a real chore to fine tune without breaking off the tips. Took me three attempts. This board is going to Granite Ranch, a corporate resort in Kimble County, TX.

I am not going to push these inlayed boards as “cutting boards” but as bread/cheese boards. I have a strange feeling that a ham/brisket/turkey hot off the fire might just pop the inlay out of it’s cavity.

If interested, I did a pictorial history of how the board was made on my facebook page, “Moore Wooden Boxes”. Some of the pics are out of order and I am to stupid to figure out how to move them around.

-- Loyd, San Angelo, TX

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#1 posted 07-13-2013 02:04 AM

Nice looking board. Love the Cherry all by itself, and the inlays and stripe are great additions : )
Which part is Genuine Mahogany ?
My only concern is with time and sunlight , that Cherry is also going to become very dark.

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#2 posted 07-13-2013 02:40 PM

Nice board! If you’re worried abut the inlay popping out, you might wanna just make the whole board into the shape of Texas. When one of my nieces was getting married, I made this for her… she lives in Austin

If I remember right, I had to make it almost 15” tall so it would have enough width and not look too stretched out of shape, and still have enough room to cut stuff on it. Now her 2 sisters, her mom (MY sister) and also my brother and his wife all want one. They all live in TX also :-)

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#3 posted 07-16-2013 02:20 PM

Great looking cheese board! Great use of contrasting woods and the inlays are great accents.

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