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    Inlaid Cutting Boards

    Here are two of three cutting boards I've made recently with a lot of help from Pete Simmons and his laser inlay skills. I had someone inquire about buying a similar kokopelli board, but I didn't have one in stock, so we made three. They are made from curly maple, walnut, cherry, and purple heart, with mahogany inlays. Sanded to 600 grit and soaked with my standard plain ol' mineral oil. A quick shot of Howard Feed N Wax, and they were done. Sorry the pics aren't the best...I was in a hurry and didn't get out the photo rig.

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    We did one left-hand model and two right-hand models. The left-hand one sold, so the remaining two will travel to the shows with me until they're sold. I just planed, cut, glued, planed, and sanded some boards. Pete did all the hard parts by handling the inlay. Thanks again, Pete.
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    these are superb! should sell quick if you are going in that direction - should make the owner very proud.. not sure that I would cut on them too pretty -- I think I would just display them in a very viewable spot!

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    Absolutely gorgeous.

    Very display worthy. I'm sure the recipients of those would have to think long and hard before cutting on them...
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    Nice to see you still remember how to do flat work Vaughn

    Very nice indeed!
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    Vaughn those are awesome. Love the balance of curl and inlay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Reid View Post
    Vaughn those are awesome. Love the balance of curl and inlay.

    Ditto
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    i sure would like to see how that lazer inlay stuff works.. those are real nice vaughn and pete!!!
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    Those are great Vaughn and Pete just love cutting boards that are made with curlie maple HUMMMM........ I think I had better squeak one out for the LOML for X-mas. Wonder if I have time AH LARRY, I may need some wide belt sanding time

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    Beautiful and unique.
    I had the same thought that they are almost too nice to use for cutting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Fusco View Post
    Beautiful and unique.
    I had the same thought that they are almost too nice to use for cutting.
    I agree. My son make some curlie Jarrah boards for some friends and they wouldn't use them either, I just told them to pick the side they like best and that is the "show" side, and flip it over for the "cut" side

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