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Cutting Boards From Discovered Wood!

  • January 4, 2017

Jeff Walters
Jeff Walters
Jeff Walters
Jeff Walters

My story begins 2 years ago, long before I even knew what "woodworking" was... My father passed away in February 2014. He was a carpenter his whole life and was always looking for nice wood to take home. One day while my siblings and I were cleaning out his garage, we came across a pile of wood that looked like it was being saved for a special project. I didn't know it at the time but the woods were Maple, Walnut, Cherry, Purpleheart and some type of rare Mahogany. I had no idea what to do with it all but I knew we couldn't just trow it away. I took it home and put it up in my overhead storage in my garage. There it stayed until this fall when I had a thought, I wanted to do something special with this wood for my Mom and brothers and sisters. I decided to make some cutting boards for them. I started researching how to make cutting boards and eventually got down to it. I started slowly but once I got the hang of it, I started to really enjoy what I was doing in the "workshop". The final result was 6 cutting boards and I am extremely proud of the end results, hopefully my dad is too. I presented them at Christmas and the attached photo is taken that evening.

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  • What a special way to give purpose to the wood. Judging from the variety of wood, it looks like this may have been what your father had in mind for the wood all along! Great work- thanks for sharing!
    By RYOBI Nation, on January 5, 2017

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Cutting Boards From Discovered Wood!

by Jeff Walters
Jan 04, 2017

My story begins 2 years ago, long before I even knew what "woodworking" was... My father passed away in February 2014. He was a carpenter his whole life and was always looking for nice wood to take home. One day while my siblings and I were cleaning out his garage, we came across a pile of wood that looked like it was being saved for a special project. I didn't know it at the time but the woods were Maple, Walnut, Cherry, Purpleheart and some type of rare Mahogany. I had no idea what to do with it all but I knew we couldn't just trow it away. I took it home and put it up in my overhead storage in my garage. There it stayed until this fall when I had a thought, I wanted to do something special with this wood for my Mom and brothers and sisters. I decided to make some cutting boards for them. I started researching how to make cutting boards and eventually got down to it. I started slowly but once I got the hang of it, I started to really enjoy what I was doing in the "workshop". The final result was 6 cutting boards and I am extremely proud of the end results, hopefully my dad is too. I presented them at Christmas and the attached photo is taken that evening.