Cutting Board

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Project by Bob42 posted 07-24-2008 06:24 AM 2512 views 2 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We’ll, I finally got my son to help me post this project. This is my first posting although I have been with Lumberjocks for a while. I don’t have a digital camera. We’ll here goes.

This is a cutting board for our Pastor that was transfered. She is very special to us and I wanted to do something for her from the heart. This is the Methodist Cross and Flame. It started out as a cutting board but when she saw it she said she couldn’t cut on it. So, she is using it as the Communion Plate that serves the bread. This was my first attempt at an inlay. Not close to perfect but not too bad for the first time. It is Hard Maple, Purple Heart and the cross is Walnut. The finish has three coats of salad bowl finish that I got from Rockler. Advise always welcome.

I have some more boards to make for friends soon.

-- Bob K. East Northport, NY

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#1 posted 07-24-2008 06:36 AM

Very nice work. Sounds like it has a higher calling than just a cutting board.

-- GSY from N. Idaho

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#2 posted 07-24-2008 06:50 AM

Nice inlay, it looks great! I can see why she doesn’t want to cut on it! Great job!

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#3 posted 07-24-2008 07:14 AM

Very nice, the inlay looks great.

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#4 posted 07-24-2008 07:40 AM

Very nice

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#5 posted 07-24-2008 11:38 AM

Great work Bob, nice inlay.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#6 posted 07-24-2008 12:20 PM

Looks great! Now that you have the photo thing figured out looking forward to seeing more!

-- I'm a wood magician... I can turn fine lumber into firewood before your very eyes! - Please visit and sign up for my project updates!

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#7 posted 07-24-2008 01:15 PM

looks to me like you did a great job.
inlays are something that I still haven’t tried, looks like you are well on your way!

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#8 posted 07-24-2008 01:23 PM

A great job of inlaying, & well crafted.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#9 posted 07-24-2008 01:46 PM

John Wesley would be proud. Nice job and thank you for sharing.

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

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#10 posted 07-24-2008 02:20 PM

Hi Bob;

I would say not bad for a fifth attempt at inlays, or ninth for that matter.

And it is a beautiful project, for a good cause.

Usually the most fun projects are those that are gifts, as they come straight from the heart.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#11 posted 07-24-2008 02:51 PM

Thanks for the comments.

I could have picked an easier inlay, but not much of a choice for obvious reasons. I will practice on the inlays. You do get into it once you start.

-- Bob K. East Northport, NY

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#12 posted 07-24-2008 04:05 PM

Great job on the inlay!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#13 posted 07-24-2008 06:38 PM


I have a design for a cutting board inlay that i want to try. The question I have is how thick to make the inlay?
Yours looks great and I am sure she will treasure it always.

-- Kevin, Wichita, Kansas

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#14 posted 07-24-2008 07:51 PM

very nice cutting board. I hope you dont mind but I may borrow the design to make one for my church / pastor.

-- Pyromedic602, free wood is always good wood

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#15 posted 07-24-2008 08:28 PM

I think inlay is such an awesome touch. I AM going to try that someday… and I would be thrilled with that kind of finished project.

-- The CNC machine can either produce the work of art you imagined, or very decorative firewood.

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