Tumbling block cutting boards, final chapter, the new borders held up!

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Project by jfk4032 posted 166 days ago 1303 views 16 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Picking up from my last post, I still had to test the new walnut border to ensure I would have no problems prior to completing the two other boards intended for gifts.

We bought a full fresh turkey and gave the board a thorough workout with the board surface and gravy moat soaked and covered in juices and oils for over a half hour. The border held up terrific with no signs of stress or movement. We washed it clean and all was good. Passing the test, I finished off the other two boards with replacing the borders on one and finishing the boarders on the other and the end results are pictured here.

I’m glad I tried this tumbling block pattern, I learned a lot and I’m happy with the final results, although I had many stumblings on tumblings along the way. I think I’ll give these tumblings a rest for quite a while.

-- ---Joel; Central MD...rookie empter nester and getting back into woodworking!

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#1 posted 166 days ago

But they are sure pretty. Beautiful boards.

-- 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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#2 posted 166 days ago

Very nice looking boards.

-- Bob, Lewistown, Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#3 posted 166 days ago

Really beautiful projects!

-- "Keep thy airspeed up, lest the earth come from below and smite thee." - William Kershner

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#4 posted 166 days ago

Wow Joel, whoever gets one of these boards is indeed fortunate. They are beautiful. Wonderful craftsmanship!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#5 posted 165 days ago

Very nice cutting boards, always like seeing that patern….thanks for sharing.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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Greg D

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#6 posted 165 days ago

Nice work!

-- Greg D, Cen. CA, "Keep it on the Level, Do it Right the First Time!"

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#7 posted 165 days ago

Once again Joel, you have completed a project that I just have to try. Thanks for the inspiration. These turned out great!

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#8 posted 165 days ago

Hello joel

Fantastic work

Very beautiful boards

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#9 posted 165 days ago

The details are perfect – well done Joel…....

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

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#10 posted 165 days ago

Excellent work !.....thanks for sharing

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#11 posted 165 days ago

Beautiful patterns and outstanding details. Do you think anyone will cut meat on such beauty. It’s an art and should hang on some good spot in house so everyone could see it.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#12 posted 165 days ago

Thanks for the nice comments. I’m a firm believer in if you make something to actually use, then actually use it…my intricate intarsia pieces can hang on the wall, but a cutting board should be used as it’s intended. However, I do only intend on using it for holidays and special occasions as I have other everyday cutting boards for weekday meals.

-- ---Joel; Central MD...rookie empter nester and getting back into woodworking!

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#13 posted 165 days ago

Dang, i bet whoever gets those will hang them on the wall to display them instead of using them as a cutting board haha

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#14 posted 165 days ago

Absolutely beautiful. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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