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Entertainment Platters, Not Cutting Blocks

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Project by prospector45 posted 346 days ago 1201 views 14 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I started making boards for more entertainment use than cutting. The boards are 3/4-1” thick, rounded edges, finished with mineral oil/beeswax. The lighter weight and rounded edges make the board easier to use when serving cheeses, bread or use as a hot plate. The stands allow the board to become “wall art” when not in use. The final step of squaring each board provides a residual piece that I then use to create bookmarks, 3/32” thick, finished with Watco Natural and then buffed. A leather tassel is added.
The walnut, cherry, maple, hickory, ash and oak are UpCycled from the dumpster of a local Amish furniture manufacturer. The exotics are purchased from a local supplier and used mainly as highlights.

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





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deon

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#1 posted 345 days ago

Great work!

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BusterB

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#2 posted 345 days ago

Really nice work….

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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ward63

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#3 posted 345 days ago

Nice boards.

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doubleDD

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#4 posted 345 days ago

Cool idea and nice work on the boards.

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

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Randy_ATX

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#5 posted 345 days ago

These are very nice. I also love the bookmark idea. I wish I had an Amish dumpster near me – wow, birdseye maple?!

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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HillbillyShooter

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#6 posted 345 days ago

These are very nice and particularly attractive as “entertainment platters.”

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#7 posted 341 days ago

Wonderful boards! The patterns look amazing, unique and very attractive. Great idea on the bookmarks.

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#8 posted 314 days ago

Very nice! The various colors of wood really pop and go very nicely together

-- Gary,Nebraska

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Mikee

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#9 posted 299 days ago

prospector45,

Very nice work on the cutting boards…. looks like most of the work is in the “feature strips” I’ve never taken the time to cut and join to the detail that you’ve gone…

I’ve done some cutting boards with inlayed circles that friends/family seem to like… see my site if you like.

Thanks for showing your work!

Mike

-- Mike

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Mikee

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#10 posted 299 days ago

Entertainment Platters “not cutting boards”

Just noticed how you worded your board decryption …. I agree, no hacking on the wood! I’ve told people that I’ve given my boards, to use the back for cutting on and to display the front…

Mike

-- Mike

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