Super Mario...??? A Cutting Board

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Project by hotncold posted 09-17-2014 11:35 PM 4180 views 16 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was asked a couple of days ago to make something for the Ronald McDonald House Silent Auction (being held in 4 more days). I’d never done anything like that before but I said I would see what I could come up with.

I found this design on the Interweb (and having played a little Super Mario Brothers back in the day)...I was intrigued by the design.

Some people will recognize it right away. My grandson, who has never shown any excitement in my projects, came into the shop this afternoon and immediately exclaimed, “Wow! That’s from Super Mario!!”

It’s cut from Cherry, Maple and Walnut and finished with Mineral Oil. The bottoms are beveled and rubber feet are added.

I hope it brings some money for the charity auction!

Thanks for looking and your comments are welcomed.

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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#1 posted 09-17-2014 11:40 PM

That’s pretty cool. I like it.
I bet it will sell well – good for you.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#2 posted 09-17-2014 11:43 PM

Love it!

-- -- Tyson

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#3 posted 09-17-2014 11:44 PM

Never played Super Mario but I have done work for the Ronald McDonald House. Our bicycle group did a great job raising over $10K.

I realize your cutting board is not going to raise that kind of money, but every little bit helps and your efforts are appreciated. A very worthy cause.

Thanks for sharing. I like the design and how can you go wrong with any of the woods you chose? Beautiful.

-- Brad, Texas,

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#4 posted 09-17-2014 11:54 PM

That’s really creative Dennie…you really captured the 3D effect. It will do well for a great cause…

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#5 posted 09-17-2014 11:56 PM

Thanks Steve, Tyson, Brad, Jeff – I always appreciate you guys feedback! I was anxious to get the oil on this one to see if it actually “worked”.

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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#6 posted 09-18-2014 12:04 AM

That is really cool. Great job and good luck

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#7 posted 09-18-2014 12:11 AM

Awesome job, I want one.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#8 posted 09-18-2014 12:25 AM

great looking board, it should sell fast.
where do you get your rubber feet? all I can find are the hard plastic with nails, I would like to get the soft rubber with screws.

-- Smitty!!!

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#9 posted 09-18-2014 12:28 AM

LoL. That definitely brings out the little kid! I’m sure you’ll get some great responses to that and someone at the auction will surely scoop it up!

-- 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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#10 posted 09-18-2014 12:29 AM

Smitty – I get the feet off Amazon or from Rockler. Like these, but there are many available.

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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#11 posted 09-18-2014 02:19 AM

Nice work. Fun stuff! It’s good to have fun….

-- Henry Mowry, Santa Clarita, CA,

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#12 posted 09-18-2014 02:33 AM

Nice project, Dennie! Next up: Koopa Troopa?

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#13 posted 09-18-2014 02:36 AM

Right Henry! Bang your head into this and get a “mushroom” or a “1 up” (Sorry, that makes no sense if you haven’t played the video game).
The board was fun nevertheless!

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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#14 posted 09-18-2014 02:37 AM

Don – Koopa Troopa? Now that’s an idea worth looking at!!

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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#15 posted 09-18-2014 03:09 AM

Nice work!
Not sure of the connection with Super Mario. may have to ask my now semi adult kids!!
Iinterestingly enough the same program runs here in Australia, no doubt after seeing some of the replies its a world wide activity.

Looks like you can also get a Big Mac in Texas,.... No doubt theirs are bigger than anywhere else in the world!!

Great contribution.

-- Regards Rob

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