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Wot I made for Christmas :)

Discussion in 'DIY and Traditional crafts' started by bobnewboy, Dec 7, 2017.

  1. bobnewboy

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    Hi All,

    Following on from other similar threads in this forum area, here are some items that I have made for family inter-house presents. This year they are all cutting/bread/cheese (delete as applicable) boards, and intended for use. One is made from a waste piece of English walnut found in a wood suppliers junk bin, and the others are all made from a single board of rippled maple. All were sawn, shaped, sanded and finished by hand. Final finish for all was several coats of very hot walnut oil (heated in a microwave), and time allowed for polymerisation in direct sunlight, as far as possible in the last month or so :)

    So here are the pictures......

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    Note that the final picture is actually a very short (4 second) video but for some reason Flickr wont dish up a video link, just a jpeg picture link. If you want to see the video it is available on my Flickr as per my signature.

    Merry Christmas folks! :)
     
  2. Toddy

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    Beautiful :D and lovely gifts. I'm sure they'll be well appreciated.

    Are they not just crying out for some good cheeses though :D ?
     
  3. bobnewboy

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    Absolutely. I can say for sure that there will be cheese aplenty in the coming weeks....The big problem now is that we dont have a board for our home . :banghead2: There was only enough in the maple board to make gifts for our relatives, so I shall have to visit the wood shop and keep my eyes open ;)
     
  4. Toddy

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    Sod's law :rolleyes: they do say that the cobbler's bairns are ay the worst shod.
     
  5. crosslandkelly

    crosslandkelly A somewhat settled

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    Lovely boards Bob. Beautiful grain in them, especially the Walnut.
     
  6. Robson Valley

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    And. . . . . . at last, somebody has made boards big enough to be useful.
    I really do like your choice of finish over an asymmetrical design.
     
  7. Muddypaws

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    Lovely work! The ripple of the maple grain is stunning - they look like objects that one would just like to hold and touch, and never mind the cheese! You have some lucky relatives.
     
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    excellent! also could second as a very fine ping pong bat :)
     
  9. Dreadhead

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    Nice ergonomic design on those something a bit different :)

    Sent from my HTC One M9 using Tapatalk
     
  10. Dogoak

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    They're really nice mate, it's a good feeling to make gifts and saves a few quid as well.

    The other half has a large family and I did the same thing a couple of years ago but using the heads from some of my whisky barrels, solid oak and smells lovely as you work on them :)
     
  11. bobnewboy

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    Thanks all! I was lucky in keeping my eyes open for a nice board at the wood suppliers (Surrey Hardwoods), so most of the beauty is inherent in the wood. I just did the necessary:)

    RV, you're correct - I did want them to be users, so all were big enough to be used with hearty, crusty loaves like my missus makes....

    Dogoak, whisky barrel oak sounds like a great resource. Not too much of it around in Surrey though!

    Cheers, Bob
     
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    They are all lovely and practical too.
    Whoever receives one of these for Christmas will be very lucky - I certainly would be.
     

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