It's all Steve's fault

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Project by nailbanger2 posted 225 days ago 1907 views 12 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, what can you say? When someone such as SPalm creates a beautiful design, and then does the unthinkable by writing a blog enabling an idiot like me to think “I could do that”, then I truly believe all the anxiety and angst I went through should be laid at that person’s feet. Well, I guess since I give him the blame, I can also give him the credit for the incredible experience as I poured the mineral oil over this beauty.

The board measures about 18” x 14” and is made with maple, walnut and african mahogany.

I recently purchased a smart phone and took these pics with that. Once I saw that they were coming out sideways, I stopped adding more. The second pic is in the router flattening jig I had to make. This board brought up many “learning opportunities”, and despite the aforementioned angst, I had fun.

-- Wish I were Norm's Nephew

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#1 posted 225 days ago

i bet steve will be impressed

i know i am

well done

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 225 days ago

It’s his fault for sure!

Impressive board indeed!

Well done.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#3 posted 225 days ago

Great job, I have been wanting to make one of these, but I have the same angst you were experiencing.

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#4 posted 225 days ago

Great job nailbanger2

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#5 posted 225 days ago

Patron, high praise indeed, coming from “David’s Crane Service”. Oh, and thanks for straightening the pics, can you explain how you did that?
Thank you, everyone, for the kind comments. All kidding aside (that’s definitely not me), SPalm is a genius although he would deny it. It is projects like this that increase our skills, and it is people like him that give us inspiration to attempt more and more difficult techniques.

-- Wish I were Norm's Nephew

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#6 posted 225 days ago

I deny everything.

Good job, That looks great. As the Germans would say gootentight glue-up.

Glad you had a good time. Enjoy,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#7 posted 225 days ago

I knew my time in Bitburg was not a wasted two years, once again, thanks Steve.

-- Wish I were Norm's Nephew

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#8 posted 225 days ago

Looks great!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#9 posted 225 days ago

Looks great to me. Very nice job.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#10 posted 225 days ago

As someone lured into the darkness and having made one or more of these, I too understand the angst and the joy…. looks great…and good for you to have been confident enough to give it a try…

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

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#11 posted 225 days ago

I love those cutting board designs and this one is NO exception!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#12 posted 224 days ago

Well done…...Steve is nothing short of a genius!

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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#13 posted 224 days ago

Ya this is really beautiful. boards like these are likely the most often posted project and its hard to pick a favorite but this is one of them. Very nice indeed.

-- Denis in Grande Prairie. Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mistery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.....Pink !

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#14 posted 224 days ago

Wow, that is a really nice board. Makes me want to make one now.

-- Tim-; Twitter-@asliceofwood; Facebook-

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#15 posted 224 days ago

looks great!

Now back away before you catch the glue up jitters.

Thanks for posting.

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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