Boards - Bricks, Steps, Knots & Insects (and something Sinister)

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Project by hotncold posted 11-24-2014 09:23 PM 4621 views 21 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These boards were all made in the last few months (except the Butterfly board, which will still receive a border tonight) but for whatever reasons, I didn’t get around to posting any of them until now.

There are so many people to credit for the inspiration. Especially want to shout out to Steve (spalm) for his Mobius design and Sinister for the most ridiculously difficult glue up. :)

Making cutting boards seems to test my current abilities but each one that is completed (warts and all) really gives me personal satisfaction! And my friends and family think that I’ve discovered some long hidden talent! (Let’s please keep that to ourselves)!

Thanks for looking and your comments are always welcome!
Happy Thanksgiving to you all!!

Board1 – Bricks – Paudauk and Maple
Board2 – Steps – Walnut and Maple
Board3 – Mobius Loop – Oak, Walnut and Cherry
Board4 – Butterfly – Purple Heart and Maple
Board5 – Sinister – Maple, Cherry and Walnut

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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#1 posted 11-24-2014 09:30 PM

Love ‘em all but if I had to choose a favorite it would be the “brick” pattern. They’re all gorgeous and I think your friends & family are right about your talent but I don’t think it’s hidden! Really nice work Dennie!

-- Jerry, Johnson Creek, WI "If it was meant to be different it would be."

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#2 posted 11-24-2014 09:36 PM

Thanks Jerry. I appreciate your generous comments…and I really love your new bench!
I also checked your photography website! Man, you are an artist with a great eye!!

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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#3 posted 11-24-2014 09:44 PM

Hey now these are a nice bunch of boards, but I have to admit, the bricks should be my favorite, being a retired bricklayer, but the Mobius one is driving me nuts My left eye keeps going to where my right one should be.

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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#4 posted 11-24-2014 09:47 PM

Nice work on the boards, I am with jerry in choosing a favorite followed closely by the butterfly!

-- Regards Rob

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#5 posted 11-24-2014 09:49 PM

They are all beautiful boards, but the butterfly board is the best…amazing.

-- Steve--

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#6 posted 11-24-2014 10:32 PM

Well done some cool boards

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Bob Casey

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#7 posted 11-24-2014 11:21 PM

Dennie as usual great I think I love the bricks followed by the steps

-- woodnutbob

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#8 posted 11-25-2014 12:09 AM

Wow. What a set of boards.
Those are just wonderful. You did a really great job finishing them too. Nice all around.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#9 posted 11-25-2014 12:38 AM

Hey Dennie – what a great group! They all pop… The Padauk in those bricks is pretty intense for sure though….really nice batch…....Can’t wait to see what else you are brewing up…..keep em coming…

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#10 posted 11-25-2014 12:48 AM

Steve, Rob, Bob, Ken, Jeff – I really appreciate all of you guys comments.

Rockbuster (nice moniker for a bricklayer) Blame Steve Palm for your eye issues but I completely understand!

Note to self: I really need to take better pictures and quit using my phone!

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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#11 posted 11-25-2014 12:57 AM

Those are really cool. Hard to pick a fav on them. Love them all. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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Don Broussard

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#12 posted 11-25-2014 01:34 AM

Great work, Dennie! All of them look awesome, but I’m kinda partial to the butterfly one. I’ve watched the mtm guy’s video before and it’s looks pretty complicated to get the alignment. Yours is grand!

-- 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 11-25-2014 03:07 AM

Some nice precision work and great patterns and wood colours .
If I had to choose one it would be the butterfly but it would be a hard choice to make .


-- Kiefer

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#14 posted 11-25-2014 04:00 AM

Is the brick board end grain or edge grain? I really like that one.

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#15 posted 11-25-2014 06:30 AM

Great work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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