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Project by cbehnke posted 03-09-2013 12:34 AM 3374 views 31 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are the results of the past several weeks time in the shop. I wanted to make and donate a total of four boards to some charity fundraiser auctions (2 auctions, 2 boards each), and I wanted to experiment with some of the cool designs I’ve seen other LJs make. So naturally a four board plan turned out to be about 15 pieces when it was all said and done. One piece, the round weave lazy susan went to my lovely wife.

I just couldn’t decide on shape, design, materials, etc, etc, so I made a whole bunch to see which ones looked nice.

I really like the second picture, it’s a bread/serving board. It’s walnut, maple, and sapele. I like the curvy stripe and love the figure maple and the shimmering sapele.

The crazy blocks one is a neat optical illusion. doesn’t grab me, but friends and family that have seen it really like it.

My second fave is the small, simple purpleheart board with the varying sized maple dowels in a sine wave pattern. It’s simple but for some reason, I love it.

I had a lot of fun making these. I hope some people bid on them and raise some money for two good causes (send 8th grade kids an a Washington DC trip, and allow 14-18 year old girls play in a summer softball league).

Thanks to the many LJ’s that unbeknownst to them, I “borrowed” their creative ideas.

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#1 posted 03-09-2013 12:58 AM

Really like your boards ! You are doing great job with the different styles and the color choices! Just wow! Larry

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#2 posted 03-09-2013 01:09 AM

Awesome work!

-- christopheralan

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#3 posted 03-09-2013 03:11 AM

that has to be the best bunch of boards i’ve see lately.keep them coming .

-- dean2336,nebr.

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#4 posted 03-09-2013 04:03 AM

Wonderful. You now only have a big heart, you have a pretty large dining table as well.. I keep looking but I’m still not sure how you do those fancy looking boards…I know there are glue ups, but that’s as far as my eyes see.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#5 posted 03-09-2013 12:07 PM

They are so nice! Love them!

-- "The things you take for granted...someone else is praying for..."

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#6 posted 03-09-2013 07:35 PM

Great looking boards Dude. They all look great.

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#7 posted 03-10-2013 04:06 AM

them are some sharp boards u do excellent work . thanks for showing!

-- greg indiana

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#8 posted 03-12-2013 02:16 AM

Nice. Did you design these yourself or find plans somewhere? I’d like to try and make a couple of those.

-- David, Advance NC

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#9 posted 03-12-2013 02:09 PM

Really cool and beautiful projects! Like the lazy susan and the purple heart most. Great job for a greater cause!

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#10 posted 05-08-2013 05:51 PM

Great looking boards… Hard to pick a favorite… Hope the auctions went well for your charities. Thanks for sharing…

-- Dan

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#11 posted 05-08-2013 09:50 PM

great boards. I love the variety.

-- Kate,

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