The Original Woodwork Gateway Drug

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Project by AlpE posted 08-07-2020 01:34 AM 974 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m pretty sure the humble cutting board project is responsible for fostering interest in woodworking more than any other other project. I say humble, but to be perfectly frank, some of the work people have done on this site are works of art and engineering marvels. Nothing humble about them, they’ve got it all, form, function, and style to hilt.

In addition to their hobby-interest-piquing super power, cuttings boards also seem to be everyones favorite holiday gifts. The sampling above are some of the gifts I’ve made and passed out the last couple years. The second to last photo with the Purple Heart and Maple boards was my gateway drug, and first “serious” woodwork project. The first board was the most recent one I made just a few months ago. Personally, its my favorite of the bunch. I gave it to my mother.

Pro tip- If you’re going to give favorites away, there’s no better recipient than your mother.

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#1 posted 08-07-2020 02:42 AM

Very nice set of boards. Funny analogy to gateway drug… accurate too.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#2 posted 08-07-2020 02:52 AM

Beautiful work!
I’m kinda glad you got hooked.

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#3 posted 08-07-2020 01:13 PM

Very nice boards! As you say – perfect gifts too!

-- Dekeros, Sweden,

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