Cutting Board (Spagnuolo Special)

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So I’m at work and out of the blue I decide I want to make furniture. I tell this to my wife and its such a weird out of nowhere thing for me to say that she is ok with it. (not beleiveing I meant it) Not knowing where to start I found the Woodwhisperer and got started.

This cutting board is the first wood I ever cut and at the time I started I was attempting to go from rough lumber to cutting board with only a table saw and ZERO knowledge. Mistake after mistake the board got smaller and smaller but luckily I was able to finish while it was still large enough to be a small cutting board.

Before I finished it I went out and got a jointer and planer.

-- Wipe the blood stains from your blade before coming in.--

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Paul D

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#1 posted 04-15-2008 09:22 PM

That’s a great looking cutting board. I haven’t made one yet but am planning to.

-- Paul D - Lawrenceville, Georgia

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#2 posted 04-15-2008 09:37 PM

You are obviously a quick learner. New Projects=New tools. The project looks great too. I particularly like the checkerboard center strip that looks like an optical illusion. (As though there are 1/4” strips running edge to edge)

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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#3 posted 04-15-2008 10:20 PM

Great board!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Scott Bryan

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#4 posted 04-15-2008 10:34 PM

That is a nice board. And from your post I see you have caught the tool bug as well. This is a prerequisite for being a woodworker. You are well on your way.

Success inspires confidence and you have done well with this board.

Congratulations, you have earned it.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#5 posted 04-15-2008 11:00 PM

Great looking cutting board. I look forward to seeing your future projects.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#6 posted 04-16-2008 03:51 AM

To celebrate Spaids awesome cutting board I think I’m going to go out and get a new planer, I’ll be at HD if anyone needs me…. ;-)

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA

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#7 posted 04-16-2008 02:13 PM

A very beautiful work

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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#8 posted 04-16-2008 04:15 PM

I like the pattern. Nice work.

-- making sawdust....

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Mike Vettori

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#9 posted 04-16-2008 05:53 PM

For someone who claims to have “zero knowledge” that’s pretty impressive. Nice Job! I don’t think you can call yourself a newbie any longer. :-)

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#10 posted 04-24-2008 04:34 AM

Sweet board …I’ve got to try my hand at an end grain board soon …thanks for the inspiration

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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