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Project by Mary Anne posted 06-13-2010 04:23 AM 8546 views 31 times favorited 43 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Or Crazy Mary meets Lazy Larry

16” x 11.5” x .75
Lyptus and Sapele weave
Hickory accents
Finished with mineral oil

A huge thanks to Larry (degoose) for the design idea and all else that you so generously contribute to this site. You are the essence of what it is best about being an LJ.

Just a couple of months ago, I would have said making this board was impossible, way beyond my skill level. But LumberJocks is a magical place. It is almost unbelievable how much my knowledge, skills, and confidence has grown as a direct result of the time I have spent on this site. This project was a challenge for me, but it turned out to be a really fun one. Dustbunny’s (aka Lisa, aka Xena) encouragement and tips along the way gave my confidence a boost and helped me get it right.

Now that I know I can make precision cuts and glue up a lot of pieces of wood at one time without going into a full-blown panic attack, I think I am ready to tackle some serious segmented turning. I also have about a dozen different board designs that have popped into my head to try…

So many projects to look forward to and friends like you to share them with makes Mary Anne a happy LJ.

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#1 posted 06-13-2010 04:29 AM

Nice work Mary this is one of the more demanding cutting board and you tackled it head on. Thanks for posting…BC

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#2 posted 06-13-2010 04:29 AM

You seriously ROCK… heck of a job and I would never have thought of using the main weave timber as the second accent… and two different timbers for the weave.. this is so fantastic… I am really pleased that you have tried this… and succeeded beyond all expectations….This has to be an all time best board….

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#3 posted 06-13-2010 04:30 AM

Wow you did a good job on that! I tip my hat to you, fellow woodworker!


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#4 posted 06-13-2010 04:32 AM


-- Vince

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#6 posted 06-13-2010 04:41 AM

Nice job…............Schloemoe

-- schloemoe, Oregon , http://www.

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#7 posted 06-13-2010 04:45 AM

I hate to say I told ya so but….
I had no doubt you could do this,
Great work Mary Anne : )
I can’t wait to see what else you have up your sleeve,
(doin’ a yippee dance)


-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~

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#8 posted 06-13-2010 04:59 AM

you sure jumped some distance here ,
( is this how you hurt your knee ) ?

this is just gorgeous ,
and all with a raccoon on your head !

let’s see more . and soon !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#9 posted 06-13-2010 05:22 AM


I have to admit.. I’ve been too intimidated to try anything like this. But if a lady plumber with a coon on her head can do something like this, maybe there is hope for me!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#10 posted 06-13-2010 06:58 AM

fantastic! inspiring.. thanks for posting!

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#11 posted 06-13-2010 07:29 AM

That’s really great work mary anne…..that’s a really nice pattern.

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#12 posted 06-13-2010 10:23 AM

Crazy Mary, nah just a little eccentric (and you wear it well). What is crazy is the result you got on this board, it is totally awesome!

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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#13 posted 06-13-2010 10:29 AM

ZOWIE!!!! Now that’s a stunner. We segmented turner folks will have to start looking over our shoulders. Mary Anne is screamin’ hot now!

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#14 posted 06-13-2010 12:05 PM

Good job Mary Anne. I also like the Crazy Mary meets Lazy Larry!!

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#15 posted 06-13-2010 12:11 PM

Oh wow. Very nice.

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