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11-10-2019 01:23 PM
DaninVan I harass my giftees; "Have you used that 'board butter' I gave you lately? Why not?!"
11-09-2019 10:19 PM
Cherryville Chuck It turned out nice John. I managed to construct a decent looking heart with a compass a couple of years ago. I correctly guessed that the proportions are equal to phi. I'm not sure if that's significant in any other way but I thought it interesting that it worked out that way. I should have written down how I did it. I don't remember exactly how I did it now.
11-09-2019 09:54 PM
JFPNCM interesting comments on cutting boards not being used. Of the ones I’ve gifted in 2 cases, the husbands want to us them but their wives won’t let them touch them and one is used only as a serving platter for hors d’oeuvre. Perhaps a less intricate design would be in order.��
11-09-2019 05:56 PM
MT Stringer
Originally Posted by DaninVan View Post
You're not alone in that issue, Barry. I've threatened to confiscate end grain boards I've gifted, if they don't use them! Only one holdout so far; stubborn as Hell.
Right on, brother. I made one in the shape of a flounder for a friend of mine, and she said it was going on the wall, never to be cut on! It was a total surprise because she had no idea it was coming in the mail. In our past years on a fishing forum, she was a flounder catching fool, so it only seemed right to me.
11-09-2019 05:19 PM
DaninVan You're not alone in that issue, Barry. I've threatened to confiscate end grain boards I've gifted, if they don't use them! Only one holdout so far; stubborn as Hell.
11-09-2019 04:38 PM
Barry747 Sorry I didn't post an update sooner. I had some back issues that kept me out of the shop. I also received a request from the sister of the woman who gave me the Mahogany. Two short stories:

My wife convinced me to keep it simple so for the first woman I made a bread board. I didn't want to do a cutting board due to the open grain but I figured a bread board would be ok. I looked up on line how long a French bread is and the it came back in the 18 - 20 inch range. The final board came out to a little under 21 inches. I asked my wide to buy a French bread so we could wrap it up on the board. Besides making a nice presentation, it shows what the board is to be used for. So, the bread my wife came home with was 22 1/2 inches. The best laid plans... We gave it to her. She loved it and it's hanging in her kitchen but she won't use it. I told her that it's meant to be used but she refuses. Well, it's her board now to do with as she pleases. (Sorry about the poor picture. Lighting was bad that day and I'm not the greatest photographer.)

A month ago, her sister, who is currently living with her mother who actually was the one who wanted to get rid of the lumber, asked me if I'd make a trivet for her. She said she likes hearts. I played around with the trivet idea but I didn't want to give her anything solid that she might put something hot on. When I looked at different ways of cutting out hearts I really didn't like any of them and, once again, my wife, the voice of reason when my head hits the worktable, said make it simple. So, I decided to make a serving board, cheese and crackers type. I've really developed a liking for birdseye maple, and it's a nice contrast with the mahogany, so that's what I made. She loved it and refuses to use it. It's propped up in her kitchen so she can look at it. Must be a genetic thing.

I recently finished a table top that I asked about in a prior thread a long time ago. I'll post some pictures to a new thread soon.
11-09-2019 01:36 AM
DaninVan Exactly...that's why I asked.
11-08-2019 07:13 PM
Originally Posted by DaninVan View Post
Are these AI generated comments? Just curious;
look to context...
11-08-2019 07:02 PM
DaninVan Hi, Heather; I think you're missing the point. Barry has a load of Mahogany which he'd like to find a use for, he's not looking for alternative wood choices. I notice you seem to like Oak for some reason(?).
Are these AI generated comments? Just curious; perhaps you could fill out your profile?
11-08-2019 07:05 AM
Originally Posted by Nickp View Post
...if not a cutting board, how about a nice size tray...? Maple and Mahogany stripes, maple sides, cut out handles, etc.... Maybe even engrave it...?
I think one can go for the oak wood instead of the maple.
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