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Project by JoesBetterHalf posted 07-13-2013 02:52 AM 1037 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This pig pattern is directly from the cutting board my grandfather used for years. The original hangs on my wall, falling apart. I get such joy out of making these. Definitely brings back memories of my childhood.

Made with maple, cherry, bloodwood, purpleheart, and yellowheart.


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#1 posted 07-13-2013 03:03 AM

i have a very similar one. it was a school shop project back around 1900. it was my great aunt’s, but i have had it since she passed away years ago. still use it every day. made from hard maple. your s is very nice looking.

-- wiser1934, new york

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#2 posted 07-13-2013 03:06 AM

I was using my grandfathers until it started falling apart. :( Not sure what his was made of. The wood is discolored from years of use and the surface is painted red and black (except for the knife marks that wore the paint off) Thank you for the compliments!


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#3 posted 07-13-2013 03:39 AM

Definitely my favorite pig out of all the ones you made


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#4 posted 07-13-2013 04:50 AM

Nice looking board. I’m confused, aren’t there three pigs?

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#5 posted 07-16-2013 02:26 PM

It looks good, like the pig shape and the wood colors. Great job!

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#6 posted 10-02-2013 02:04 PM

Good for cutting pork on. Very nice.


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