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Contest Board

By , 24 September, 2012, 2 Comments
Contest Prize

Contest Prize

I initiated a contest in the office, and offered up a bread board as a prize.  Currently, there is a tie.

To avoid cutting this walnut, curly maple and bloodwood board in half, I have offered an alternative prize to one of the co-leaders who is also a woodworker.


Valentines Day Bread Board

By , 5 February, 2012, 4 Comments
Heart Board

Valentines Bread Board

For valentines day, I made a bread board or cutting board for my wife from a number of scrap pieces of wood that I kept from other projects.  One of the pieces came from my first set of projects a couple of years ago.  A piece of Paduk measuring only about 6 inches square provided plenty of space to house a heart and to be cut down into about 2 and 1/2 inches square.

The other pieces came from scraps of walunt and curly maple, with a few strips of bloodwood that I cut off from a twisted board. I think from what I can tell, all bloodwood twists, but these couple of thin strips seem straight.

The heart

The Heart Cut Into the Paduk

I cut a heart into the piece of Paduk this morning.  I used a forestner bit to cut two overlapping half inch holes and cut the bottom of the heart out with a jig saw.  After clean up with a couple of files, I rounded the edges of the heart to match the round-over on the edges of the board.

The entire board is only about 5/8 inch thick, and about 10 inches by 15 inches.

She seems to like it, but she only gets to look at it until Valentines Day comes actually comes around.