Not just any cutting board

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Project by Betsy posted 12-06-2008 03:43 AM 2600 views 1 time favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So this looks like just any other board. It’s a long grain board—- not too hard to make. For me though – it’s a breakthrough. This is the very first project that is 100% complete that I’ve done since my accident. I did all the leveling with hand planes and the finger cutout was done with chisels.

The finger cutout is square and I could not figure out how to make the corner – rounded with hand tools.

Finished with General’s salad bowl finish – three coats with 400 grit sanding between coats.

Hopefully my brother and sister-in-law will like it.

Anyway – this is my first project and I’m looking forward to posting a whole lot more since I’m doing better.

Thanks for looking.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#1 posted 12-06-2008 03:45 AM

Nice job Betsy. I’m sure they’re going to love it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#2 posted 12-06-2008 04:11 AM

Much more beautiful than the sketchup rendition.

Nice work Betsy!


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 12-06-2008 04:13 AM

This is a nice job Betsy. But I feel that I have to give you another warning- making these can be just as addictive as boxes. :)

It is good to see you having fun.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 12-06-2008 04:24 AM

Very nice cutting board, congratulation!
I agree with Scott Bryan, cutting boards making as well as boxes making can be addictive.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#5 posted 12-06-2008 04:52 AM

Great milestone project. You did an excellent job. It will make a wonderful gift.

-- Greg - Charles Town, WV

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#6 posted 12-06-2008 05:06 AM

Thanks a lot guys. I’m pretty sure I’m back to stay now!

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#7 posted 12-06-2008 05:07 AM

That is a wonderful board …nice color combo : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#8 posted 12-06-2008 05:18 AM

Glad to see you back.

The board looks great.
Looking forward to more.

-- Bob K. East Northport, NY

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#9 posted 12-06-2008 05:39 AM

Go Betsy!

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over two decades.

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#10 posted 12-06-2008 04:51 PM

Looks great!! Can’t wait to see more.

-- Jerry - Rochester, MN *Whether you think you can or you can't, you are probably right* - Henry Ford

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#11 posted 12-06-2008 05:36 PM

Nice cutting board Betsy.Some day I hope to get good enough to try something like this.

-- Dustygirl..Hastings,Ontario.. How much wood can 1 gal chuck if 1 gal can't cut wood?

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#12 posted 12-06-2008 07:59 PM

I like the mix of woods, nice touch.

-- Jim in Langley BC Canada ---

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#13 posted 12-06-2008 08:51 PM

Thanks all – I really appreciate the encouragement.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#14 posted 12-06-2008 11:02 PM

I am so glad to hear your recovery is going well. That is a fine board even without the extra cool of your recovery.

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#15 posted 12-07-2008 01:23 AM

That’s a dandy, Betsy!!! Glad you’re feeling better. Hurry up and show us some more.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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