Mother's Day presents- My first pretty things

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Project by lazyfiremaninTN posted 06-11-2008 06:51 AM 2365 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are a couple of cutting boards that I made for my Mom and LOML. LOML designed the trivet. All 3 are Maple and Walnut.

Cut, Clamped and glued, Hand planed, power sanded, and finished with Watco Butcher Block finish.

Mom and LOML both refuse to use them, they say that they are to pretty to mess up using them.

I really like the grain pattern of the maple (quilted?).


-- Adrian ..... The 11th Commandment...."Thou Shalt Not Buy A Wobble Dado"

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#1 posted 06-11-2008 07:19 AM

nice lookin boards!!

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#2 posted 06-11-2008 08:37 AM

Again those same combinations of woods are unbeatable. They are nice boards. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#3 posted 06-11-2008 11:38 AM

I like pretty things.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#4 posted 06-11-2008 01:21 PM

Nice looking projects. I love how the maple grain continues and matches. Thank you for sharing.

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

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#5 posted 06-11-2008 02:25 PM

Bro…you have officially stepped it up a notch on you Woodworkers Coup stick. Great Job. I’m proud of you.

-- Greg - Charles Town, WV

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#6 posted 06-11-2008 11:05 PM

Same thing happened to me concerning them getting used. Great job!

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

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#7 posted 06-12-2008 02:23 AM

i’ve seen them in person but they still look pretty, LOL

-- Can't is not a word

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#8 posted 06-12-2008 07:33 PM

Happens all the time to me about ppl not wanting to use them , so I ‘ve got into the habit of putting the prettiest sides of the boards facing up and then routing a juice groove into the other side so ppl can actually cut on that side and save the pretty side for display. Nice job on your boards : )

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

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#9 posted 06-12-2008 08:16 PM

Great work!

Thanks for the post


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#10 posted 06-13-2008 04:12 AM

I told you in person but thought I would go ahead and put iit here. Great work. Very nice boards.

-- Pyromedic602, free wood is always good wood

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#11 posted 06-23-2008 02:52 AM

Adrian, Nice work. They look good.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#12 posted 01-10-2009 07:34 AM

They look awesome! I made end-grain boards for my Brother In-Law, and Mother In-Law. Both of them say they are too beautiful to mess up by cutting on them too, but I think I proved my point. I grabbed my Mother In-Law’s biggest, baddest cleaver, and whack the crap out of it 7 or 8 times, and hardly a scratch. Some mineral oil, and viola! Good as new. :)

-- Jace - - - --

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