Sassafras CuttingBoard/Serving Platter

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Project by jaykaypur posted 312 days ago 1001 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Found this sassafras cut-off leaning against the outside shop door yesterday and couldn’t for the life of me remember where I’d got it from. So I started shaping/sanding on it and then today I was at the neighboring campground’s shop picking something up and the head guy asked me…..”did you get that piece of sassafras wood I left there?” LOL
Anyway, I finished sanding and shaping it and was just getting ready to put some finish on I when I dropped it on the floor. The “tip” was way more pronounced before the drop. So…back to the bandsaw and after cutting and sanding some more, I think it turned out better than it was to begin with.
Board measures 16×13 x 1 and is finished with CB oil and then buffed up real nice. It will make a nice surprise gift for him. Thanks for the looks and comments.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#1 posted 312 days ago

Please tell me you are just going to leave it outside of his door without saying anything!

Nice looking wood!!!

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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#2 posted 312 days ago

Jay that is one great looking board. The grain shimmers and the edge is really unique.

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

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#3 posted 312 days ago

You are very fortunate to be flexible enough to utilize “design by accident” in this piece. Nicely done.

-- Skilled craftsman are not cheap, cheap craftsman are not skilled. Bert, Wooster

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#4 posted 312 days ago

my my my
you are the busy little bee
cb looks great
nice grain and unique size and shape

-- KOOG plan today...survive tommorow

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#5 posted 312 days ago

I just love sassafras, the grain and smell are outstanding. It will make a nice gift for your friend – but it will make a better gift for ME :-))

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#6 posted 312 days ago

Man, jay, that has some pretty colors!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#7 posted 312 days ago

That is a great looking natural cutting board. I’m sure anyone would be proud of owning it.

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

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Monte Pittman

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#8 posted 311 days ago

I am sure it will be appreciated. Good job sir.

-- 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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#9 posted 310 days ago

Nice one Jay .
That is a nice and natural shape for a cutting board .

-- Kiefer 松

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#10 posted 309 days ago

Some serious color in that hunk-a-hunk-a wood

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#11 posted 308 days ago

Wonderful cutting board! The wood is gorgeous with those amazing looking grain patterns. Like the natural shape. Great job!

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#12 posted 306 days ago

Nice job Jim.
Your Redneck Degree shows promise.
Keep up the good work.

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