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12" x 8" Hickory Cutting Board - Handmade - Hardwood - Hickory - Walnut - Purpleheart

12" x 8" Hickory Cutting Board - Handmade - Hardwood - Hickory - Walnut - Purpleheart

Regular price $75.00 USD
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This Hickory, Walnut, and Purpleheart 12" x 8" cutting board makes a statement with it's highly figured surface and is a great addition to your kitchen or the perfect gift for someone special!


I began woodworking in the summer of 2018 when I had to be off of work due to issues with vertigo. I know what you're thinking, if you can't work because of vertigo how are you woodworking?

For as long as I can remember as an adult, I'd wanted to try my hand at woodworking, but I never knew where to start. I'd even gotten a couple of woodworking books as gifts but was overwhelmed by and insecure about what I was reading. What the heck is rift sawn and what's the difference between a miter cut and a bevel cut? Do you know how to calculate a board foot? It's not the same as linear feet and for crying out loud why doesn't a 2x4 always equal 2x4?

In 2011 I had a debilitating season of panic attacks that led to outpatient occupational therapy. Like, therapy became my full-time job. My anxiety was so bad that I could barely work up the courage to go back to work and put in my two weeks' notice. During one particular therapy activity we were able to choose a wood project to work on. I picked a routed out welcome sign as my project and got to sanding it. Like nails on a chalkboard to my wife but soothing as waves breaking on a shore to me. I stained the main piece a deep walnut color and painted the letters white. The whole process was so therapeutic that I knew this was something that I could enjoy doing for hours on end and it calmed my anxiety like nothing else.

Fast forward to that summer of 2018 and while I didn't have any tools, or the balance to operate what I did have, I had plenty of time to watch YouTube videos. Another Steve of Wood Working for Mere Mortals demystified the world of wood working and off I went! The rest is as they say, history.

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Description: 12" x 8' Hickory Cutting Board - Handmade - Hardwood - Hickory - Walnut - Purpleheart

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