Alaska has been called “The Last Frontier,” and at Lake Clark National Park and Preserve that holds true. This backcountry park – accessible by boat or aircraft – has no roads or campgrounds and only one hiking trail. For the intrepid few who reach this remote gem, solitude reigns in a land of immense glaciers, active volcanoes and boreal forests. Photo of crimson tundra on Tanalian Mountain looking towards Port Alsworth and Lake Clark by National Park Service. Posted on Tumblr by the US Department of the Interior, 10/4/16.
Lake Clark National Park
Salmon Is Good Eats
The Beauty Of Fall
I make 4 kinds of boards that are often purchased to give as personalized wedding presents, and this post will (for the first time!) summarize all 4 in one place. It’s amazing how you never do some things that are really, really helpful when you get them done!
All of these boards are intended for 2-sided use. There are routed finger holds on the edges to help hold them as you move or flip them over. The first 2 boards are full-fledged cutting boards, with juice grooves on the front side (which also serves to protect the engraving). The back side of the board can be used for fruits and veggies … or whatever!
I endeavor to keep “blanks” of each of these boards on hand, so that I can engrave, finish and ship them to you within 3 weeks. But, please, don’t push the envelope for important wedding presents!
End Grain Wedding Board
This board is made from hard maple, and is in the classic “butcher block” end grain style. This board will show the least wear, as it’s end-of-the-board cutting surface will self heal when you oil the board.
13″ x 18″ x 1-1/4″. $150 + $20 shipping.
Special wedding board made with end grain hard maple. 13″ x 19″ x 1-1/4″. $150, plus $20 shipping.
The curved end of the board lends itself to a unique inset routed fingerhold.
Edge Grain Wedding Board
This Hard Maple cutting board will last for decades with proper care. Styled much like the end grain version, above, this board has clearer engraving, since the sides of the boards are being engraved instead of the ends.
12″ x 16″ x 1-1/4″. $125 + $20 shipping.
The “Established” Board
The front of this board is display only, and the reverse side can be used as a cutting board or a board to serve cheese & crackers.
Engraving on the front can be in any style that you please; I’ve done many different layouts to suit the occasion. No wrong answers here!
9″ x 11″ x 3/4″. Black Walnut, Cherry & Hard Maple. $75 + $15 shipping.
Engraved # 15 – 04. 8″ x 12″ x 1-1/8″. Black Walnut, Cherry and Hard Maple.
This style of board is walnut, cherry and hard maple. I call them the “est.” boards, because that’s the original design. But as you can see, many people have gotten creative.
The “Scrollwork” Board
This Hard Maple board is also intended for display on one side, and cutting or serving on the other. Engraving can be in any style you need.
The size is 7″ x 11″ x 7/8″. $60 + $15 shipping.
Engraved # 15 – 01. Hard Maple with engraving on one side; the opposite side is plain and intended to use as a small cutting board. 7″ x 12″ x 1-1/8″.
These 2-sided boards have finger hold slots routed on the ends, but do not feature rubber feet, as both sides of these boards are intended for use … the engraved side for display, and the opposite side for cutting.
A variation of the all maple engraved board … Best. Day. Ever.
New: Gifts For Groomsmen
Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge – the first wildlife refuge in Indiana created 50 years ago this week – protects habitat for more than 280 species of birds like sandhill cranes. The refuge was also instrumental to the comeback of the state’s endangered North American river otter, serving as the first release site to bring populations back to healthy numbers. This amazing landscape of lakes, marshes and creeks is a quick trip from major metropolitan areas in Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky. Photo by Susan Harner, USFWS. Posted on Tumblr by the US Department of the Interior, 10/12/16.