More Cutting Boards for Christmas

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Project by matt garcia posted 12-07-2020 05:48 AM 668 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Earlier this year my wife and I were both laid off on the same day. She got a job weeks later, I am still unemployed but we’re doing fine. Job loss also comes with loss of health insurance. My awesome doctor gave me samples of my most expensive medicines to get me through until my wife was able to get me on her policy. I am so grateful to God for the quality and high caliber health provider he has provided me for the last 13 years, who guided me through a quadruple heart bypass, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, ad diabetes. I am always amazed with my test results when my doctor tells me I’m in great condition, that my blood pressure is normal, my cholesterol is “perfect” and my A1C is under control, not to mention that I’ve lost 60lbs under this doctor’s care. God has truly blessed me with a great health care provider.

These cutting boards (the small ones, the big one is my wife’s that needed to be re-oiled) are for him and his staff, 4 boards altogether. I am planning on delivering them tomorrow or sometime this week. I can’t wait to see the look on his face when he see’s them!! He is such a great doctor, and truly a blessing from God!!

Made from walnut, hard maple, and hickory, then oiled with Howard’s cutting board oil, these boards should last a lifetime, and are 15×10 x 15/16”. Very durable and very heavy!! My wife cross cut them to length (with my supervision), ran them through the router table for the round over, oiled and helped sanded. Thank you Honey!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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Bob A in NJ

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#1 posted 12-07-2020 11:44 AM


Sorry to hear about the job but health wise things are looking up.

I’m sure the medical staff will enjoy these nice boards.

Best wishes for the job search and have a great holiday season.


-- Bob A in NJ

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#2 posted 12-07-2020 02:34 PM

I like it that your glass is half full! Great attitude. Very nice and thoughtful gifts also. Being a professional chef all my life I always offer my $.02 on cutting boards since they are a crucial part of the kitchen. 1. Don’t put feet on them; it is best to flip them over and use both sides. 2. Don’t add juice grooves; they are nothing but an annoyance, a hinderance, and a safety issue. 3. Don’t make them out of Corian or other hard materials. Some of my knives cost several hundred dollars each, nothing dulls a blade faster than a hard surface. The best finishes are natural oils. When using a cutting board it’s recommended to place a towel under neath so they don’t slide around. If cutting something wet I’ll use two so that they over hang the edges and catch the liquids as they drain off. If your cooked meat loses a lot of juice when you cut into it, that typically means that you didn’t let it rest long enough after removing from heat.

-- NorthWoodsMan

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#3 posted 12-07-2020 08:37 PM

Thanks for sharing your beautiful, quality work.

-- Mike from Lansdowne, PA

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#4 posted 12-08-2020 04:43 AM

Nice cutting boards Matt. Hang in there with the job search.

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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