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I lost my curly maple virginity today... and it was fantastic.

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Project by JoesBetterHalf posted 286 days ago 1387 views 8 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have spent the week busting out stuff in hopes that I would make enough stuff to get through the holiday season. Needless to say, I haven’t really done anything creative or experimental and yesterday I started feeling like woodworking was really work. That is a terrible feeling since this is my stress relief.

I planned on mixing things up today by doing some turning… but instead I went wood shopping.

I bought some curly maple, canarywood, and bubinga.

Even though these are super simple in design, it was exciting to see them come together. Especially exciting to put the finish on them.

Board #1 Has a center stripe of Curly Maple, then bubinga, canarywood, padauk, and some beautifully figured walnut. It was a bit larger, but I had to cut off about 2” due to planer snipe which was too deep to sand out.

Board #2 Is mostly curly maple. It also has two 1” strips of birdseye maple and thin canarywood and bubinga strips.

Hopefully soon I can get back to being creative and not just a one-woman factory.

-- http://www.etsy.com/shop/KandJWoodCrafts





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maplerock

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#1 posted 286 days ago

Very nice! I’ve never made a cutting board, but may try one soon. Great job!

-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana

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hoss12992

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#2 posted 286 days ago

Wow, these are really cool

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Rick

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#3 posted 286 days ago

Very Nice Work Indeed! Thanks For Posting!

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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Monte Pittman

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#4 posted 286 days ago

Very nice work

-- 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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nezzer

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#5 posted 286 days ago

Once again a beautiful job. I love wood shopping and that combination is gorgeous.

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Ken90712

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#6 posted 286 days ago

Great job, the colors really pop…. I tend to only make End Grain Boards, but really like the design & flow on yours.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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JoesBetterHalf

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#7 posted 286 days ago

Thank you! I really feel like I’m cheating in some way because it is so simple! Sometimes simple is beautiful.

-- http://www.etsy.com/shop/KandJWoodCrafts

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kdc68

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#8 posted 286 days ago

As always…great work !.....The contrast and the figure in those woods really looks beautiful

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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JoeinDE

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#9 posted 286 days ago

Both are great examples of using contrasting wood to really make each portion jump off the board at you.

Well done.

-- A bad craftsmen blames his cheap #$%ing tools

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dean2336

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#10 posted 286 days ago

Great looking boards,the simple designs seem to appeal to people as a more useful item. Don”t stop making the complicated boards.Great work.

-- dean2336,nebr.

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HillbillyShooter

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#11 posted 286 days ago

Love that curly maple also! Nice looking CBs.

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

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BTimmons

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#12 posted 286 days ago

Not usually all that big on cutting boards, but you sure pick some winning wood combinations and patterns.

-- Brian Timmons, Big T Woodworks - https://www.etsy.com/shop/BigTWW - http://vimeo.com/98821147

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gwolfe1977

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#13 posted 286 days ago

Great job! The wood combinations really go well together. Keep up the nice work. And yes, simple is sometimes better.

-- Gary,Nebraska

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helluvawreck

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#14 posted 286 days ago

Beautiful. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Mike

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#15 posted 286 days ago

good job! Board #2 is my favorite!

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

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