It's all Steve's fault

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Project by nailbanger2 posted 01-19-2014 04:02 PM 2927 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

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#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

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

It’s his fault for sure!

Impressive board indeed!

Well done.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#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.

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

Great job nailbanger2

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#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

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#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

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#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

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

Looks great!

-- Dreaming patterns

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

Looks great to me. Very nice job.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#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…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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

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

-- "It's fine in practise but it will never work in theory"

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

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

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#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 !

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

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

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#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.

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