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    Ulu cutting board

    This is a Ulu cutting board I made for a customer. It is 9" X 9" X 1 1/2". The bowl area is 7" in dia. and 3/4" deep. The wood is walnut with several coats of mineral on it.

    The board was held using my vacuum chuck in order to hollow out the bowl area.

    Any comments are welcomed and appreciated.

    Bobby
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    Cajun's use ulus?

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    I have no idea what an Ulu is. The bowl looks nice though.
    Jim

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    How else would we peel all those crawfish and it's great for skinning out neutra rats, Frank.

    Jim, a ulu is a knife that the eskimos use to skin out seal. Do a google search for Ulu and you will get quite a bit of information about them.

    Bobby
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    That's very cool, Bobby. Are the colors in the picture pretty close to the real thing?
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    Vaughn, I don't know what the deal is with the colors in the picture. The actual color of the wood is dark brown with some light shades of brown. The camera was on auto focus but I'm not real happy with the way this camera takes pictures.

    Bobby
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Young View Post
    I have no idea what an Ulu is. The bowl looks nice though.
    Jim, the Ulu is an Eskimo knife used to cut up there catches, whale, seal, etc. The blade is curved hence the circular depression in the board. Here is a picture I stole from the "ulufactory.com."

    Attachment 4496

    Here is a cartoon I am throwing in for free.

    Attachment 4497

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobby McCarley View Post
    Vaughn, I don't know what the deal is with the colors in the picture. The actual color of the wood is dark brown with some light shades of brown. The camera was on auto focus but I'm not real happy with the way this camera takes pictures.

    Bobby
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    Bobby, you might check and see if your camera will let you adjust or reset the white balance. What camera do you have? Maybe some of us here can help you figure it out, and learn something new ourselves.
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    Looks really good, the shape etc, but the colors sure are off.

    See if your camera has a setting for white balance, if it does, take it off auto and try the others. Mine has Sunny, cloudy, lamp (for incandescent lights) and fluorescent as well. The make a BIG difference on how the pic looks.

    I tried to adjust the hue and color balance on your pic..........

    Attachment 4503

    ..........is that any better?

    Below is a series of pics I took of the same subject, at the same time of day, but with two different settings, one the fluorescent light, the other a Halogen spot light, and then the various settings on the camera.

    Cheers!

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    Can't resist...here's my attempt at tweaking the colors a bit. I hope you don't mind, Bobby. Whatever color it really is, it's a sweet looking cutting board.

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