My Initiation Into The Cutting Board Group, Live Edge Texas Cedar Elm

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Project by Blackie_ posted 11-13-2013 06:27 PM 6207 views 3 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well here is my two very first cutting boards to be analyzed and graded, :) I took a different path from the glue ups :) Two Texas Cedar Elm cutting boards straight from the log, one slightly smaller then the other, both finished in several coats of mineral oil. The smaller board measures 11 1/2” x 7 3/4” x 1 1/4” the larger one measures 14 1/2” x 9” x 1 1/4”.

I have a show coming up this weekend we’ll see how these do.

Thanks for looking and grading eer I mean comments are always welcomed and enjoyed :)

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at

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#1 posted 11-13-2013 06:30 PM

You did a great job letting the beauty of mother nature take center stage on these Randy. Good luck at your show.

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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#2 posted 11-13-2013 06:41 PM

I never got an official cutting board club membership button (maybe you gotta make more than 4) ....but if I had, I would give it to you Randy….that is a beautiful board. Well done sir

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#3 posted 11-13-2013 06:47 PM

Good Luck at your show, I think I can speak for all of us when I say your board is more than a piecde of wood It’s a piece of art. you should be able to sell them without any trouble at all. you are very talented. Thank yopu for sharing with us. Jim Earl

-- Jim Earl

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#4 posted 11-13-2013 06:53 PM

Very imaginative and very useful They’ll work great. Man, the oil really makes the grain pop. Like ‘em very much.

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

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#5 posted 11-13-2013 07:13 PM

Now that’s my kind of cutting board…!

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#6 posted 11-13-2013 07:20 PM

YES! Excellent design and construction. Those should sell very well. Now I You are too clever.

-- "So much wood. . .so little time!"

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#7 posted 11-13-2013 07:30 PM

Nice job—good luck and hope it’s a fast seller!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#8 posted 11-13-2013 10:03 PM

They should sell for you. Looks great.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#9 posted 11-14-2013 12:33 AM

Very very nice Randy. Those are some very attractive chunks of wood. I doubt that you will be toting them back home after your show. Great work and good luck!!!!

-- Gary,Nebraska

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#10 posted 11-14-2013 12:37 AM

You’ve come a long way down the creative highway! May the God of wood shine upon your exhibit.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#11 posted 11-14-2013 12:38 AM

Very Nice Work! Indeed Blackie! Thanks For Sharing.


-- Richard (Aurora, Ontario, CANADA)

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#12 posted 11-14-2013 01:09 AM

Thanks for all the great comments, in all honesty there wasn’t much work to them :)

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at

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#13 posted 11-14-2013 01:27 AM

Nice use of the wood. I vote for you to be in the club. I never got the secret handshake so I can’t pass it on. That wood looks hard. Tthe name Cedar Elm sounds ambigious though. Good luck with sales.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#14 posted 11-14-2013 02:47 AM

Nice ones, Randy Real natural!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#15 posted 11-14-2013 04:26 AM

Great pieces that’s some beautiful grain and I like the hole to you added cool touch.

-- "He who has no dog, hunts with a cat" Portuguese proverb

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