Failed Cutting Board a.k.a. Lemonade from Lemons

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Trying my first ever “basket weave” cutting board. What do you do when the cutting board glue up is a total disaster? Lemonade from lemons!! Cut the only good parts into “coasters” , sand and finish them with mineral oil!!! Who knew? Snatching victory from the jaws of defeat!

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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#1 posted 06-13-2014 01:44 AM

LoL Awesome! I’m definitely going to add that to my bag of tricks!

-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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#2 posted 06-13-2014 02:07 AM

Great looking set and Great victory!
thanks for sharing!

-- (the only thing in there she says is....tap on head..........tap..........tap..... saw dust) - James

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Elyasaf Shweka

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#3 posted 06-13-2014 04:53 AM

I’ll drink to that :)

-- Only by the 4th time I realized how it was suppose to be done in the first place.

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#4 posted 06-13-2014 11:22 AM

like a boss!

-- Remember, Jesus was a carpenter.

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The Box Whisperer

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#5 posted 06-13-2014 11:37 AM

They look pretty good to me, may I ask, what went wrong bud?

-- "despite you best efforts and your confidence that your smarter and faster than a saw blade at 10k rpm…. your not …." - Charles Neil

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#6 posted 06-13-2014 01:27 PM

When I took the board out of the clamps yesterday evening, I discovered that I had “misglued” (is that a word?) two of the pieces that were supposed to look like they went “under” the others…and they went “over”. I guess I was in a hurry to get them in the clamps before leaving for work. In any case, I kinda’ like the “matching” coasters.
Now I have to attempt another of the basket weave cutting boards and pay closer attention.

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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Steve Kreins

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#7 posted 06-13-2014 01:52 PM

Reminds me of when I blew up my first end grain board in the planer. Nice save!

-- I thank God for everything, especially all of you!

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#8 posted 06-13-2014 04:22 PM

great looking mess-up, my friend.

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#9 posted 06-13-2014 05:13 PM

I have a friend who called them “accidentally awesome”...Now I love that!

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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#10 posted 06-13-2014 06:15 PM

Very nice lemonade!

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#11 posted 06-14-2014 05:24 AM

i actually made a few of these (intentionally) from left over pieces to be used as trivets.

-- You know I'm on the level 'cause my bubble's in the middle.

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#12 posted 06-14-2014 07:45 PM

We usually aren’t artists until we screw up. Then instead of assembly, it becomes art. I have some 6×6 3D trivets that were supposed to be a 12×12 cutting board.

-- Schooled in the advanced art of sawdust and woodchip manufacturing.

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#13 posted 06-15-2014 12:06 AM

Gr8 save, and you have a nice set of coasters.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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