Heart cheese board and knife

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Project by Sandra posted 02-12-2013 06:37 PM 2127 views 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For my husband who likes to cut the cheese!

I made this for my husband for Valentine’s Day. While he’s good for some comic relief in my comments, he’s a fantastic husband. He knows when to just walk past the Home Depot bags without saying a word. After 20 years , he’s still the first person I want to tell when something funny happens or when I’ve had a yucky day.

The cutting board is 7” across at its widest. It’s made of walnut and maple. The knife wasn’t planned, but for the first time, the wood ‘spoke’ to me. I was looking at the scraps, admiring the grain when the knife shape made sense.

The basic shapes were cut on my Rikon bandsaw using a 1/4” blade. I softened the edges with a 1/4” roundover bit on my router table. Sanded by hand and ROS. Finished with Danish oil.

The grain on the walnut was a bit more ‘open’ than I expected.

Thanks for looking.

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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#1 posted 02-12-2013 06:42 PM

Looks great, gonna have to try my hand at a knife like that.

-- Everyone calls me Ed or Eddie , mom still calls me Edward if she is mad at me.

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#2 posted 02-12-2013 06:43 PM

Sandra, WOW! Fantastic. Nice of you to think of him, and y’all enjoy a taste of wine and cheese together Thursday evening. Your band saw is surely speaking in a loud voice to you.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 [email protected]

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#3 posted 02-12-2013 06:47 PM

Thanks. I purchased the bandsaw without ‘consulting’ him, so a gift for him made sense :)

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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#4 posted 02-12-2013 06:55 PM

I am admitedly terrible at identifying wood species and when I first saw the title I was gonna ask “What kind of wood is HEART CHEESE wood? I’ve never heard of that.” :-)

Nice board and the knife too!

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#5 posted 02-12-2013 06:58 PM

TN boy, You’re really jovial with some of your interjections. Good’en.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 [email protected]

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#6 posted 02-12-2013 06:58 PM

Awesome work young lady!

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#7 posted 02-12-2013 07:06 PM


Another person who will be very happy for valentine’s day

A great piece

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#8 posted 02-13-2013 12:47 AM

That is obviously a gift from the heart!

That’ll be a heart one to top!

A heartfelt jesture, for your other half!

I’m outta “heart” one liners…..

Great job, on the cheese board! I love the addition of the knife. It’s good to see that you are putting your 10-325 to great use!!! It is always a pleasure to see your projects and read your posts. Keep them both up!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#9 posted 02-13-2013 12:56 AM

Love it. Nice work.

-- Milton Toal, Doncaster, Melbourne Australia.

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#10 posted 02-13-2013 02:01 AM

Very nice and the knife was a great addition. It looks beautiful.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#11 posted 02-13-2013 02:39 AM

That is a nice project, I’m sure he’ll love it.

-- Bernie: It never gets hot or cold in New Hampshire, just seasonal!

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#12 posted 02-13-2013 02:43 AM

You are learning the gift of the “honey” woodworker. ””I made this for you.” Nice valentines present. Getting comfortable and reaching out!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#13 posted 02-14-2013 05:47 PM

that was nice—-and no the wood is not heart cheese lmao——and no you don’t need a pink hammer—-

-- The price of the project can be found in the smiles of those who receive it. Some things are priceless.

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#14 posted 02-14-2013 06:26 PM

Heart cheese kinda sounds like toe jam – not good…...

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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#15 posted 04-15-2015 10:40 PM

LOL that is a good one Sandra. I like this cutting board, the grain and design are fabulous and compliment one another.
Also I do like your shop (makes me jealous).

-- ~ Dwight

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