Not a Cutting Board

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Project by jeepturner posted 03-17-2014 11:17 PM 1830 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This board started out life as a light weight, hollow core, drawing board. I bought it in 1978 when I had more time on my hands to do things like practice painting, pen and pencil drawings. I paid what was a lot of money for it back then and I was quite proud of it. When my son was a couple of years old I put a piece of paper on it with tape, gave him a pencil so that he could use in to draw on. After not much experimenting with it he found he could poke holes in it with the pencil.
Welll that was my bad. I took away the board and put it away. I decided to re-skin it with a few scraps I had in the shop.
The whole process wasn’t that bad. It did get me thinking about a vacuum pump though. It sure would have been nice to have.
The board has Myrtle, Walnut, Maple, Cherry, Purple Heart and Zebra wood in it.

The main function of the board these days is to support a lap top computer.

-- Mel,

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#1 posted 03-18-2014 12:32 AM

Very cool design Mel … on both sides! Such a shame to hide it beneath a computer. But I bet the grandkids (?) won’t be allowed to use it for art practice though!! Well done :)

-- Elaine in Duncan

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#2 posted 03-18-2014 01:12 AM

good thinking Mel, you came up with a very nice solution :)
Cheers Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#3 posted 03-18-2014 04:55 AM

Pretty neat!

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#4 posted 03-18-2014 12:37 PM

Hey Mel, it still looks good after time has gone by.

I think it is fun to look at our old projects and say to yourself “I built that”.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#5 posted 03-18-2014 05:39 PM

Verry nice pattern!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 03-18-2014 09:21 PM

Lookin’ good Mel! nice job.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#7 posted 03-18-2014 09:26 PM

Not a cutting board but a really nice piece of art.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#8 posted 03-18-2014 10:04 PM

Thanks for the comments.
Elaine, I don’t have any grandchildren yet, but I wonder if they will even use pencils?

-- Mel,

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#9 posted 03-19-2014 11:42 AM

Wow! That has some cool dimension to it

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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