New cutting board for the wife

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Project by Todd Barrone posted 12-09-2013 08:08 AM 947 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Okay one of the first wood working projects I did when I first started wood working full time was a cutting board. My skills at that time were very green, no shop to work in to speak of and only had a few tools. In the last 18 months I have evolved from the back deck of my old house to a garage that I turned into my work shop. A few more tools and some acquired skills that I have learned and decided to make a new cutting board for the wife. Her old one looked like some thing a kid would make for mommy in 7th grade lol. I have developed a bad habit lately, fire wood. Every time I unload fire wood at my house I am constantly pulling pieces out and taking it to my shop and saying I can make some thing from this. So yes I rescued about 14 pieces from the lake of fire lol. So with out further delay here is the fire wood cutting board I made for my wife, I finished it with food grade mineral, about three coats and by did it turn out nice. All the pieces I did rescue are all oak, at least that’s the the saw mill I went to said.

-- "The Cedar King"

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#1 posted 12-09-2013 02:05 PM

Todd- Interesting wood… at first I thought it was walnut but the grain appears to be way to open for walnut maybe you have discovered a new species of tree… the elusive waloak or oaknut…. like I would know what it was….rofl
I once heard a quote that insanity was defined as doing things the exact same way but expecting a different result. No longer than i have been a fan of yours, have seen your skills grow by leaps and bounds buddy…too bad we all dont learn that fast.

-- 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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#2 posted 12-09-2013 04:09 PM

Very interesting piece of wood you have there buddy. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#3 posted 12-09-2013 05:11 PM

I like it a lot.

Your work has grown by leaps and bounds. Everyone says that they would like to learn quickly, but put no effort into it. You have obviously put a lot of effort into it.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 12-10-2013 12:05 AM

That is a stunningly beautiful piece of timber. And rescuing it from the wood heap makes it even better.
Great job on the cutting board.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#5 posted 12-10-2013 12:09 AM

Nice cutting board, Todd!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#6 posted 12-10-2013 12:21 AM

great save from the firewood pile.i like the grain pattern.i sure your better half loves it.nice work.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#7 posted 12-10-2013 02:33 AM

You can chop some veggies on this baby

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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