The Lady Asked   4 comments

Mr-Ms-Logo---LargeOnce upon a time, there was a Lady that suggested I make cutting boards. I had made the mistake of telling her that the glue-up process was the same as the technique I used for the just-completed routed bowls I had made …

… and she said, “Make me a cutting board.”

Because her wish is my command, I did.

With age comes wisdom, you see.

I carefully selected the woods for her board:

Honey Locust – because as nice as she is … she definitely has thorns

Cherry – because she can be sweet

Jatoba – because sometimes I have no idea what she means

Walnut – because she’s definitely nutty

Tigerwood – because I’ve seen her angry

You can see a photo essay on the making of her original board here, as well as a follow-up post when I restored the board to like-new condition after 4 years of use, here.

Once upon a time, but more recently, the Lady suggested that she would like another cutting board for the counter, but smaller than the first cutting board I made her. Knowing that I had no choice in the matter, I took her wish as my command. I of course thought that I should use matching woods for the boards that will be displayed in the same kitchen as the original board, and here is what resulted:

Cutting Board 17 - 108. Goncalo Alves, Black Walnut, Honey Locust, Jatoba & Cherry. Edge Grain. 11" x 17" x 1".

Cutting Board 17 – 108. Goncalo Alves, Black Walnut, Honey Locust, Jatoba & Cherry. Edge Grain. 11″ x 17″ x 1″.

And because you always give a Lady just a bit more than she expects, she also got this small board:

Small Board 17 - 208. Goncalo Alves, Black Walnut, Jatoba, Honey Locust & Cherry. 8" x 11" x 1". Commissioned piece.

Small Board 17 – 208. Goncalo Alves, Black Walnut, Jatoba, Honey Locust & Cherry. 8″ x 11″ x 1″.

Posted February 27, 2017 by henrymowry in Woodworking

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4 responses to “The Lady Asked

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  1. Lovely – maybe she’ll keep you for another few years!!!!

  2. Beautiful cutting board for a beautiful lady! You will benefit from the delicious meals she prepares for you!

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