|Forum topic by Betsy||posted 02-13-2014 01:08 AM||1510 views||2 times favorited||8 replies|
02-13-2014 01:08 AM
So I’ve got your attention.I apologize in advance for my lack of photographic genius and even more for my lack of editing abilities. I get frustrated with trying to edit, etc. hence I don’t do much posting with pictures….
In the last year I’ve made a lot of cutting boards and have sold quite a few along the way. I very seldom throw scrap away and by golly make no mistakes – really.
In reality – not all my boards turn out the way I intend but I don’t lament their passing – I make a change and move on.
Let me elaborate with a couple of examples.
Quite a few of us have tried our hands at the 1st, 2nd and 3rd generation cheeseboards that are going around the site. (http://www.incra.com/info/cutting_board_trio_new.pdf) I’m sorry if the link does not work – can’t seem to get that dang blue line to show up. So I’ve done a few and have done pretty well. However, this is not an entry about the successes – rather about never making a mistake!
So you make a few and you realize your little corners don’t line up and you get all flustered and bothered about it. What do you do? Take those nasty little critters and make a different pattern. Such as this… (yes the photo sucks – can’t figure out how to crop the darn thing)
Then another fix.
Put two of the pieces together and add slices between the pairs. With the slices you can hide the imperfection.
So no mistakes.
So lots of ways to fix those boards that don’t quite match up to our expectations.
-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine