Sassafras CuttingBoard/Serving Platter

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Project by jaykaypur posted 09-16-2013 09:50 PM 2786 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Found this sassafras cut-off leaning against the outside shop door yesterday and couldn’t for the life of me remember where I’d got it from. So I started shaping/sanding on it and then today I was at the neighboring campground’s shop picking something up and the head guy asked me…..”did you get that piece of sassafras wood I left there?” LOL
Anyway, I finished sanding and shaping it and was just getting ready to put some finish on I when I dropped it on the floor. The “tip” was way more pronounced before the drop. So…back to the bandsaw and after cutting and sanding some more, I think it turned out better than it was to begin with.
Board measures 16×13 x 1 and is finished with CB oil and then buffed up real nice. It will make a nice surprise gift for him. Thanks for the looks and comments.

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

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#1 posted 09-16-2013 09:58 PM

Please tell me you are just going to leave it outside of his door without saying anything!

Nice looking wood!!!

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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#2 posted 09-16-2013 10:27 PM

Jay that is one great looking board. The grain shimmers and the edge is really unique.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#3 posted 09-16-2013 10:32 PM

You are very fortunate to be flexible enough to utilize “design by accident” in this piece. Nicely done.

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#4 posted 09-16-2013 10:53 PM

my my my
you are the busy little bee
cb looks great
nice grain and unique size and shape

-- KOOG plan today...survive tommorow

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#5 posted 09-16-2013 11:28 PM

I just love sassafras, the grain and smell are outstanding. It will make a nice gift for your friend – but it will make a better gift for ME :-))

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#6 posted 09-17-2013 12:21 AM

Man, jay, that has some pretty colors!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#7 posted 09-17-2013 03:54 AM

That is a great looking natural cutting board. I’m sure anyone would be proud of owning it.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#8 posted 09-17-2013 09:17 AM

I am sure it will be appreciated. Good job sir.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#9 posted 09-18-2013 10:29 PM

Nice one Jay .
That is a nice and natural shape for a cutting board .

-- Kiefer

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#10 posted 09-19-2013 11:44 AM

Some serious color in that hunk-a-hunk-a wood

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#11 posted 09-20-2013 01:37 PM

Wonderful cutting board! The wood is gorgeous with those amazing looking grain patterns. Like the natural shape. Great job!

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#12 posted 09-22-2013 11:48 PM

Nice job Jim.
Your Redneck Degree shows promise.
Keep up the good work.

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