Christmas Gifts

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Project by Weaver posted 12-30-2013 02:14 PM 4549 views 10 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was commissioned to make a pair of boards which were to be given as Christmas gifts, so they have been done for weeks now, but I needed to wait to post.
End grain board is Cherry, Maple, and Purple Heart…. 2” thick, and 12” x 15”
The matching edge grain board is Maple and Purple Heart.
I really liked the way the Purple Heart looks, however it was my first time working with it and I found that it chipped out very easily. Not sure if this is common for Purple Heart or if it was something I was doing.
Either way, they turned out great and were very well received.

-- Ken, Pennsylvania

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#1 posted 12-30-2013 03:15 PM

That is one of the nicest boards I’ve seen on this site. I really like the design and choice of woods. Well done.
I’ve worked with a couple exotic woods and they chipped out too. Not sure why either.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#2 posted 12-30-2013 05:21 PM

Very cool board, elegant…..

-- Dreaming patterns

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#3 posted 12-30-2013 07:22 PM

Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#4 posted 12-31-2013 01:15 AM

Your attention to the fine measurements to end up with this design are just fantastic. A great design. Mind if I try to duplicate?

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

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#5 posted 12-31-2013 01:18 AM

prospector, I believe i have just copied all the great work on LJs i’ve seen, Please do and i’ll keep my eyes out to see it done.

-- Ken, Pennsylvania

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#6 posted 12-31-2013 02:47 AM

Weaver > nice work and perfect gift

-- > It takes a long time to become a child - Picasso <

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#7 posted 12-31-2013 07:29 AM

Your attention to the grain orientation is what makes this a great board , not just a good one.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#8 posted 12-31-2013 01:20 PM

What a well done board.
I really like it. Grain orientation, design, and execution are top notch.

Good job,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#9 posted 01-02-2014 07:08 PM

They look attractive, like the wood combo and patterns. They make great gifts indeed. Great work!

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