Curly Kitchen Cutting Board – assessment

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This was a good one!

Alexander Grabovetskiy (Administrator) March 17, 2018 at 6:29 pm

Hi Alex just up loaded picture. Hope this his ok what would you recommend to do next

Alexander Grabovetskiy (Administrator) January 21, 2019 at 1:19 pm

Great job. I would recommend next -carving Corinthian Acanthus.

That was a fun project. I really like your design a lot more than the traditional leaves people have been carving for 2000 years plus.

Alexander Grabovetskiy (Administrator) December 12, 2019 at 10:05 am

I reviewed Your photos, and I can tell. You are doing a Great job!

I took the completed cutting board to the local carving group part of Northeastern Woodworkers Association and 4 people wanted to carve cutting boards of their own. My wife actually got a piece of basswood and started on her own cutting board. I would like to see more of these type projects. Our club mostly uses knives on projects and dockyard gouges for details.

Alexander Grabovetskiy (Administrator) April 15, 2022 at 12:19 pm

I got your email with a award You got. I hope you don’t mind if I will share those pictures here.

Finally finished. The stain turned out well, but maybe I cooked the walnuts too long. Happy for the experience and a completion!

Alexander Grabovetskiy (Administrator) January 7, 2020 at 11:17 pm

Great job!

Very interesting and informative project.

The main difficulty for me was the volutes, especially when they are small or very curved.
The knife blade is sometimes a little too wide to turn properly and, from what I understood, that’s why we compensate with a shallow depth.
But after doing a few we know the limit between what we can do and what we cannot do (and gouge and stain help to hide mistakes :-))

Could you explain the grain and direction of cut problem more precisely? it’s not very clear to me.

Alexander Grabovetskiy (Administrator) January 22, 2021 at 5:39 pm

You did a Great job!

Greta project, I watched most of the teaching videos before starting, you showed some great techniques later in the videos so it really helped me move thru the piece with more understanding.
Really love the short teaching videos, they kept me moving forward .

I sent my picture in Feb 23rd 2021 for review, please let me know if you received it.
Looking forward to next step in this class.
Ron from Texas

Alexander Grabovetskiy (Administrator) February 25, 2021 at 8:30 am

Great job!
Yes, I got your picture and you did a great job!

just uploaded the cutting board i will upload or email a final picture once the stain and oil dry

Alexander Grabovetskiy (Administrator) January 3, 2022 at 9:42 am

Hi Alex, uploaded my carving. It is slightly smaller (8×10) and I used some aniline dye dissolved in water that I had. Nice project for working with knife. Thanks!

Alexander Grabovetskiy (Administrator) May 10, 2022 at 8:11 am

Great job! I want to show everyone what You carved with that technique.

Alexander Grabovetskiy (Administrator) August 14, 2022 at 10:32 am

Thank You!

Hi Alex! I just uploaded my picture. Great project! I had so much fun doing. Thank you very much.

Hi Alexander.
I’m really enjoying the schooling.
Just brilliant, iv learnt so much just from the 2 projects🤩.(this and the butterfly plate)👍
When you said curly bird, i had this image of a peacock!.. so I tried to change the project accordingly.
Maybe you hav a few Tipps based on what you’ve seen from me.

Alexander Grabovetskiy (Administrator) October 5, 2023 at 1:42 pm

Great job, Great design!

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