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Made 18 marshmallow shooters, 5 pair of salt shakers/pepper grinders and my first cutting board for this past Christmas as presents.

The marshmallow shooters got away with out photos but were similar to this earlier project – Click for details. The salt shakers were maple and the pepper grinders were mahogany with a blo and wax finish. The cutting board is made from maple, walnut and padauk with mineral oil finish.
My turning skills improved with the repetition on the salt n pepper units. I learned a lot making the cutting board especially the glue ups. The final 13” square size seemed much smaller until it was assembled. The paduak borad looked orange until the mineral oil was applied. Then it turned a nice dark shade of red looking much like the wall color we have in our kitchen.

-- socrbent Ohio

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#1 posted 01-24-2014 03:10 PM

All great projects, I really like the cutting board very nice.

Marshmallow shooters fantastic, need one for sure,

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#2 posted 01-28-2014 02:50 PM

Awesome gifts they are! Beautiful wood and shape on the shakers. Like the pattern and wood mix on the board. The crossbows are fun. Great job!

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#3 posted 12-01-2015 03:55 AM

That board is going to confuse the heck out of my kids, who are in elementary school chess club… only kings and a board that is 18 square instead of eight?! Well done. I wish I was that productive but time is a decreasing commodity around here given the age of my children.

-- --bch

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#4 posted 12-01-2015 01:05 PM

Thanks for thee compliment. The cutting board still has a special place on my wife’s kitchen counter 2 years later.

-- socrbent Ohio

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