Cutting Boards for Christmas

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Project by stevenmadden posted 01-14-2011 10:08 PM 2298 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are some cutting boards that were given as Christmas gifts this year. Many of you will recognize the design by Marc Spagnuolo, aka, The Wood Whisperer ( The cutting board videos are tilled “A Cut Above”, part 1 and part 2. Mine are made from hard rock maple and walnut and finished off with a food grade mineral oil. This was a fun project and it was even more fun to see the reactions of the people who received them.

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#1 posted 01-14-2011 10:31 PM

wow, that is an impressive amount of cutting boards. My family received cutting boards for Christmas as well; probably there are many families across N. America who have Marc S. to thank for their Christmas gifts…

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#2 posted 01-14-2011 11:06 PM

Very nice job…funny, planning to make one myself this weekend! With the same wood varieties to boot! hope my turn out as nice as yours.

-- "If you are not prepared to be wrong, you will never come up with anything original." - Sir Ken Robinson

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#3 posted 01-14-2011 11:20 PM

Some cutting boards, eh? Great job.

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#4 posted 01-14-2011 11:47 PM

That’s a mess ‘o cutting boards and they look great! I’m sure everyone was tickled to get them!!

-- -=Den

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#5 posted 01-14-2011 11:51 PM

Manitario: I checked your homepage and couldn’t find pictures of your cutting boards. Did you post any? I would like to see them if you did.

jjwoodshop: Good luck with your cutting board(s) this weekend, I am sure you will enjoy the process. By the way, welcome to LumberJocks.

Radu: Thanks for the comment. I did get a little carried away at the lumber yard, just could’t pass on the beautiful maple and walnut. Turns out that for every person who received a cutting board, there were two or three more who would have liked to have one.

Denappy: Yeah, everyone was very happy. Thanks for the compliment.


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#6 posted 01-15-2011 02:51 AM

Nice job, grain orientation is spot on. I have made over 100, looks like your close as well.
The smiles are always worth it when people recieve them. I came up with another pattern using the same cut list as the wood whisper but changing the order in the first glue up. Ck it out and if you like it I send to the info. keep it up!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#7 posted 01-17-2011 08:59 PM

Excellent job indeed! I just finished making ONE of those & it was a lot of work. So I can appreciate what you did there. I know that the recipients will enjoy your work! Kudos to a great job!!......Steve

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#8 posted 06-08-2012 04:04 AM

Beautiful work

-- Harold

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