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