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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM

    Made Something Flat for a Change

    I've been working on this cutting board off and on for the past few weeks, and finally got it oiled up and a few pics taken. My dad asked me to make it for his sister. Since it's for family, he's getting a good deal on it. I made a similar one for my nephew a few months ago, and Dad wanted my aunt to have one like it.

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    It's end grain maple, cherry and walnut, 15" x 20" x 1 1/2", soaked for a couple days in mineral oil, then wiped dry with paper and terry cloth towels.

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    The last picture is an experiment using Photoshop to make a background. I don't really like it, but I figured I'd go ahead and post it just for grins.

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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Tokyo Japan
    VERY nice!

    I checked to make sure my lovely wife was in the other room before I chanced to open the pics, if she saw these, my bandsaw would be on the back burner for a while

    Love the bookmarked endgrain stuff, looks great!

    I'm sure your Aunt and your Dad will be pleased!

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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Odessa, Tx
    That looks Great, Vaughn. I even kinda liked the Photoshop thing, except that the lower right corner was a little too bright. I'll bet your Aunt will LOVE it.

  4. #4

    Nice nice work!


  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Lakeport NY and/or the nearest hotel
    ooooh, that's purty!

    I know what I'm making for my family this year, after I get the shop open for business. I'll just have to go to my lumber supplier a few times.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Constantine, MI
    Very attractive! I like the photoshop background pic as well.
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  7. #7
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    WNY, Buffalo Area

    Very nice! The way you matched the end grain adds alot of character to an already impressive piece.
    We create with our hands in wood what our mind sees in thought.
    Disclosure: Formerly was a part-time sales person & instructor at WoodCraft in Buffalo, NY.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Mountain Home, Arkansas
    Almost too purty to cut on.
    "Folks is funny critters."

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  9. #9
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    No, not all of SoCal is Los Angeles!
    Almost too nice to cut on. Very nice work. I'd move towards cream to tan colors for your background to set off the colors in the cutting board. Very nice. My first attempt at an end grain board is still sitting in the corner unfinished somewhere. Distractions, distractions.
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    - Arthur C. Clarke

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Central CA
    OOOOOOOOoooooooohhhhhhhhhhhh.............Very nice Vaughn. Another great one. WTG.
    Thanks, Mark.

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