New Mexico cutting board

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Project by rrdesigns posted 10-07-2012 05:24 AM 2072 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This board was created for a friend who just moved to New Mexico. The design was influenced by the symbol on the New Mexico state flag. I used Jatoba, Hard Maple and Yellowheart and sealed it with 100% pure Tung Oil. The alignment got a little away from me, which is easy to do with sooooo many pieces. I have recently purchased an Incra LS-TS positioner and hope the added precision will make my next attempt more perfect.

-- Beth, Oklahoma, Rambling Road Designs

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#1 posted 10-07-2012 07:19 AM

Nice cutting board Beth!! Please keep us updated via a review, after you have used the TS positioner a bit. :)

-- Sawdust and shavings are therapeutic.... :)

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#2 posted 10-07-2012 10:22 AM

designs getting away from us, happens to everybody! The Incra will be invaluable in helping get the precision you need. The next one will be perfect, i bet! This might make a neat coffee table too. So many possibilities!

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#3 posted 10-07-2012 10:35 AM

Well done. Looking forward to seeing more in the future.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 10-07-2012 11:17 AM

The design reminds me of those turquoise belt buckles and bolo ties. One of these days I want to make it out there. Good hefty looking block.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#5 posted 10-07-2012 02:35 PM

love the design!

-- ~Julie~

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#6 posted 10-07-2012 05:25 PM

I really like the design of the CB, I think that you have captured the true personallity here.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#7 posted 10-07-2012 06:28 PM

I think there is an unexploited market in the Southwest-Santa Fe design category. I can’t remember the last time I saw a cutting board design in this motif. Just think of this board as a demonstration model, a.k.a. prototype.

-- Better woodworking through old hand tools.

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#8 posted 10-07-2012 08:38 PM

A beaut…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#9 posted 10-07-2012 09:30 PM

I really like this idea.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#10 posted 10-08-2012 11:31 PM

Great job

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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