It's all Steve's fault

  • Advertise with us
Project by nailbanger2 posted 01-19-2014 04:02 PM 3138 views 12 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, what can you say? When someone such as SPalm creates a beautiful design, and then does the unthinkable by writing a blog enabling an idiot like me to think “I could do that”, then I truly believe all the anxiety and angst I went through should be laid at that person’s feet. Well, I guess since I give him the blame, I can also give him the credit for the incredible experience as I poured the mineral oil over this beauty.

The board measures about 18” x 14” and is made with maple, walnut and african mahogany.

I recently purchased a smart phone and took these pics with that. Once I saw that they were coming out sideways, I stopped adding more. The second pic is in the router flattening jig I had to make. This board brought up many “learning opportunities”, and despite the aforementioned angst, I had fun.

-- Wish I were Norm's Nephew

20 comments so far

View patron's profile


13722 posts in 4795 days

#1 posted 01-19-2014 04:27 PM

i bet steve will be impressed

i know i am

well done

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

View lanwater's profile


3113 posts in 4388 days

#2 posted 01-19-2014 04:43 PM

It’s his fault for sure!

Impressive board indeed!

Well done.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

View davidmackv's profile


317 posts in 3102 days

#3 posted 01-19-2014 05:24 PM

Great job, I have been wanting to make one of these, but I have the same angst you were experiencing.

View clarkey's profile


468 posts in 4510 days

#4 posted 01-19-2014 06:13 PM

Great job nailbanger2

View nailbanger2's profile


1041 posts in 4598 days

#5 posted 01-19-2014 06:22 PM

Patron, high praise indeed, coming from “David’s Crane Service”. Oh, and thanks for straightening the pics, can you explain how you did that?
Thank you, everyone, for the kind comments. All kidding aside (that’s definitely not me), SPalm is a genius although he would deny it. It is projects like this that increase our skills, and it is people like him that give us inspiration to attempt more and more difficult techniques.

-- Wish I were Norm's Nephew

View SPalm's profile


5338 posts in 5336 days

#6 posted 01-19-2014 06:27 PM

I deny everything.

Good job, That looks great. As the Germans would say gootentight glue-up.

Glad you had a good time. Enjoy,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

View nailbanger2's profile


1041 posts in 4598 days

#7 posted 01-19-2014 06:29 PM

I knew my time in Bitburg was not a wasted two years, once again, thanks Steve.

-- Wish I were Norm's Nephew

View deon's profile


2522 posts in 4480 days

#8 posted 01-19-2014 06:46 PM

Looks great!

-- Dreaming patterns

View Druid's profile


2205 posts in 4250 days

#9 posted 01-19-2014 07:06 PM

Looks great to me. Very nice job.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

View degoose's profile


7287 posts in 4809 days

#10 posted 01-19-2014 07:42 PM

As someone lured into the darkness and having made one or more of these, I too understand the angst and the joy…. looks great…and good for you to have been confident enough to give it a try…

-- Be safe.

View oldnovice's profile


7791 posts in 4822 days

#11 posted 01-19-2014 10:09 PM

I love those cutting board designs and this one is NO exception!

-- "Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored." -- Aldous Huxley

View JL7's profile


8793 posts in 4419 days

#12 posted 01-20-2014 12:30 AM

Well done…...Steve is nothing short of a genius!

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

View grumpy749's profile


228 posts in 3831 days

#13 posted 01-20-2014 02:29 AM

Ya this is really beautiful. boards like these are likely the most often posted project and its hard to pick a favorite but this is one of them. Very nice indeed.

-- Denis in Grande Prairie. Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mistery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.....Pink !

View A Slice of Wood Workshop's profile

A Slice of Wood Workshop

1126 posts in 4628 days

#14 posted 01-20-2014 03:49 PM

Wow, that is a really nice board. Makes me want to make one now.

-- Follow me on YouTube-

View lumberdustjohn's profile


1263 posts in 4621 days

#15 posted 01-20-2014 05:03 PM

looks great!

Now back away before you catch the glue up jitters.

Thanks for posting.

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

showing 1 through 15 of 20 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics