Tumbling block cutting boards, final chapter, the new borders held up!

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Project by jfk4032 posted 03-16-2014 12:00 PM 3098 views 17 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Picking up from my last post, I still had to test the new walnut border to ensure I would have no problems prior to completing the two other boards intended for gifts.

We bought a full fresh turkey and gave the board a thorough workout with the board surface and gravy moat soaked and covered in juices and oils for over a half hour. The border held up terrific with no signs of stress or movement. We washed it clean and all was good. Passing the test, I finished off the other two boards with replacing the borders on one and finishing the boarders on the other and the end results are pictured here.

I’m glad I tried this tumbling block pattern, I learned a lot and I’m happy with the final results, although I had many stumblings on tumblings along the way. I think I’ll give these tumblings a rest for quite a while.

-- ---Joel; Central MD...rookie empter nester and getting back into woodworking!

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#1 posted 03-16-2014 12:04 PM

But they are sure pretty. Beautiful boards.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 03-16-2014 02:33 PM

Very nice looking boards.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#3 posted 03-16-2014 02:48 PM

Really beautiful projects!

-- "Keep thy airspeed up, lest the earth come from below and smite thee." - William Kershner

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#4 posted 03-16-2014 03:48 PM

Wow Joel, whoever gets one of these boards is indeed fortunate. They are beautiful. Wonderful craftsmanship!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#5 posted 03-16-2014 04:27 PM

Very nice cutting boards, always like seeing that patern….thanks for sharing.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#6 posted 03-16-2014 06:24 PM

Nice work!

-- Greg D, Cen. CA, "Keep it on the Level, Do it Right the First Time!"

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#7 posted 03-16-2014 07:02 PM

Once again Joel, you have completed a project that I just have to try. Thanks for the inspiration. These turned out great!

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#8 posted 03-16-2014 07:06 PM

Hello joel

Fantastic work

Very beautiful boards

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#9 posted 03-16-2014 08:03 PM

The details are perfect – well done Joel…....

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#10 posted 03-16-2014 08:12 PM

Excellent work !.....thanks for sharing

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#11 posted 03-16-2014 09:29 PM

Beautiful patterns and outstanding details. Do you think anyone will cut meat on such beauty. It’s an art and should hang on some good spot in house so everyone could see it.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#12 posted 03-16-2014 10:20 PM

Thanks for the nice comments. I’m a firm believer in if you make something to actually use, then actually use it…my intricate intarsia pieces can hang on the wall, but a cutting board should be used as it’s intended. However, I do only intend on using it for holidays and special occasions as I have other everyday cutting boards for weekday meals.

-- ---Joel; Central MD...rookie empter nester and getting back into woodworking!

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#13 posted 03-17-2014 01:41 AM

Dang, i bet whoever gets those will hang them on the wall to display them instead of using them as a cutting board haha

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#14 posted 03-17-2014 02:04 AM

Absolutely beautiful. Great job

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#15 posted 03-19-2014 02:25 PM

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