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Project by Mike_from_Buffalo posted 01-09-2014 03:07 PM 963 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this cutting board from some scraps of hard maple. I hardly ever make stuff for myself, but I was getting sick of cutting veges on a regular plastic cutting board and then having a hard time transferring the chopped stuff to a pan. So I made this for myself, it has a recess for a plate. I learned a few things, like double sided tape doesn’t work that well at 5°F (temp in the garage at the time), the board was supposed to be symetric along the long axis but the template slipped on the one side and I couldn’t save it and had to amputate the curved portion. The template also slipped while making the recess on the back side (see the little “whoops” in the pic). I finished it with 3 coats of general finishes salad bowl finish, and put some soft rubber feet on the bottom to keep it in place. It works well. Also in one of the pic are some spalted birch boxes I made to hold my coffee and tea.

-- Mike from Buffalo "A man spends the first half of his life learning habits that shorten the other half of his life."





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mloy365

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#1 posted 01-09-2014 04:48 PM

I really like this concept. I have the same issues when preparing veggies. Try to stay warm over there.Sounds like some lake snow coming your way. We both know all about that. This has been a tough winter and it’s just starting!

-- Mike - Northern Upper Michigan

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jroot

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#2 posted 01-09-2014 05:26 PM

What a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

-- jroot

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Hawaiilad

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#3 posted 01-09-2014 08:22 PM

Another great idea…thanks for sharing with everyone here

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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Mike_from_Buffalo

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#4 posted 01-09-2014 09:31 PM

Thanks everyone.
Mike – yeah, i’m getting sick of lake effect snow! 2 more months of this…2 more months.

-- Mike from Buffalo "A man spends the first half of his life learning habits that shorten the other half of his life."

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#5 posted 01-10-2014 01:32 AM

”A man spends the first half of his life learning habits that shorten the other half of his life.”
You hit the nail on the head with that statement : )
Nice board as well !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#6 posted 01-10-2014 11:46 AM

Gr8 idea. Chop em up, and onto the plate.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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