Flawed maple cutting board - not sure about this one.

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Project by JimRochester posted 04-27-2019 12:28 PM 1087 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Not sure about this one. The maple looked beautiful as I was cutting it. It wasn’t until I was sanding and finishing it that these black, red and even some blue streaks presented themselves. If this was a customer piece I could ask them. But this was at the request of my wife. She is going to a wedding for the daughter of someone she works with. Naturally my wife said she likes it but I know she won’t be honest with me. I personally like the character of natural wood but we have become accustomed to factory pure manufactured looking wood. About 1.5” thick. Cove bit for handles and rubber feet.

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

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#1 posted 04-27-2019 01:32 PM

FWIW, I really like the character in the wood, it makes it unique and no one can replicate it. You did a good job of arranging each piece too.

If only our wives would be honest with us about our projects!

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#2 posted 04-27-2019 02:15 PM

Looks like a winner to me Jim!
Wood is wood, if one wants uniformity, plastic usually wins 8^)

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#3 posted 04-27-2019 04:05 PM

I think it looks great and is very unique. I’m sure they will love it.

BTW, my wife is ALWAYS honest with me. Ahahaha

-- John D, OP, KS

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#4 posted 04-28-2019 02:09 AM

Looks good from here… The nice thing is you don’t have to look at it..

-- if it is to be it is up to me

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#5 posted 04-28-2019 02:10 AM

I think that that is quite unique and I think the design stands out. Ain’t gonna be another like that and you can’t buy that in a store, everyone is different and every couple is different so celebrate it. It looks great.

-- Sandon

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#6 posted 04-29-2019 06:09 PM

I like it. Uniformity is boring. It shows the uniqueness of the wood.

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#7 posted 05-03-2019 01:00 PM

It is beautiful i love the pattern. We are always our worst critic. Be proud of it before i read your comment i thought you had purposely finished it that way. I was wanting to know how you did it.

-- Mcgyver

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#8 posted 05-13-2019 04:20 PM

It looks great

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