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You might remember when I exploded my first attempt at making a cutting board. I ran it through the planer once, no problem, second time BOOM!


It was a poor clue up and I learned from the lesson. Tonight I was doing some cleaning of my shop and found the pieces in a trash bin. I hate to throw anything away so….......... I made the WORLDS SMALLEST CUTTING BOARD! 8 1/4×3 3/4

My wife loves it and says she will actually use it for cutting lemons and other small ingredients without messing up her large cutting board. ;) This actually reminded me how God took my broken life and made something beautiful out of the broken pieces. Thanks for all the encouragement I got from you LJs when I was ready to cry over a silly woodworking project. BTW, I did check my planer and no damage thank God.

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You & your wife are really lucky to have each other….each day together is a real blessing. Thanks for posting…..........Wes
 

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Making something good out of something that is seemingly not. Way to go. I still need to make one of these one day.
 

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Michael, I know that now, where were you when I needed you. ;) Remember, I've only been doing this for a couple of months. Give me your phone number and I'll call you before I try anything new. It was exciting and I can always use a little excitement.
 

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Big things come in small packages. Looks very nice. There's also a bit of a spiritual lesson there. God takes our messy broken life and makes something good from it.
 

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Or, call it a cheese board for serving? I did the same thing to my cutting board… and I saved the board and made it much thinner, shorter, and narrower…. duh… but the pieces left over scraps where put to good use… like box corner splines, and a couple of handles, etc… waste not, want not?

The sign of a good woodworker is how to correct mistakes, and reinvent a project?
 

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Good save!
 

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Remember, baby steps, walk before you crawl. your gettin the hang of it now buddy. Sure wish I was there to help you. Always ask yourself is this the best and safest way. Hope your feeling ok. Say hi to Judy.
 

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super cool
 

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You had too much time and effort to throw it away. Been there, done that!

It would have also made a cool lid for a small box.
 

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A lot of my projects lately have been trying to save my screw-ups.
If you stare at it long enough, you can always bring in back from the grave.
Nice build…..............
 

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It's projects like this that help me justify the big bin of cutoffs and scrap under my bench. Great job!
 

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Love the save, and love the story. Every piece should have a story, else what would we talk about?
 

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Just to show I'm improving. Of course it's not end grain, but it didn't explode either. ;)

 

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