Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Retro-Wednesday....



In or around 1964, My Grandpa took me to the lumber yard to purchase a solid piece of birch wood. In my 8th grade shop class, I made this cutting board. It has been treated with nothing but salad oil over the years, and I never cut meat on the same side that I cut veggies on.
Of course I still use it...
Peace...!!!

18 comments:

Serena said...

Apparently, those things are built to last. My grandma had one that looked similar, and it was years and years old. She used it every day. You did a great job in the 8th grade.:)

jillie said...

I am sure that board has seen a lot of use.

You made that? I didn't know you were that talented Galen...you know I am only joking right???

xoxo

Shadow said...

that's cool. i've got one of my folks' too...

and now, pleeeez come and pick up something over here....
http://gsp-shadow.blogspot.com/2009/04/zombie-chicken-award.html

Mona said...

That is a chopping board?

In Indian villages that is a 'wooden book' which the children take to school. They paint it with white clay , and use a bamboo pen dipped with ink to write on it. Then they come back home, learn their lesson written on it , wash off the clay and repaint it with fresh clay in the evening so that it dries till the morning and is ready to write new notes on.

the walking man said...

If you had carved your fraternity letters into it...it would come with an entirely different set of memories.

lime said...

countless meals have been prepared using that cutting board. lotsa love has come and gone across its surface. :)

Akelamalu said...

We have a wooden bowl that my son made in woodwork class when he was around 13 years old - he's 38 now. He always made an inlaid occasional table when he was 16 at college which we still have. I wouldn't part with them for the world, I'm sure you feel the same about your chopping board. :)

Lulda Casadaga said...

At least you have something you can be proud of from highschool...I made an ugly skirt once in sewing class...never kept any of those awful pieces. I do wish I would have kept something from my art class though. :(

javajazz said...

very cool, G-man!
thats got a lot of soul!
love Mona's comment,
very interesting!

S said...

Thats awesome! I have tried the one side for this and one side for that rule, but Mr Ratburn has no memory left in his harddrive and will often cut onions on my fruits only side. So if I want that to work I have to buy one and hide it.

How do you know which side is which?

We also have a fish pan because I HATE fish and Ratburn loves it, but it makes the pans smell. He gets afish pan and I have to enforce this rule when the rare fish makes it into this house, because again, no memory left in his harddrive so I have to get out the fish pan and hide the others until he is finished cooking...then of course the entire house smells....argh

JihadGene said...

Cool!

buffalodick said...

Nice work! I made a chisel in ninth grade- came out best in class! Then spent 35 years telling customers about tool steels... I wish I still had that piece of metal..

Cazzie!!! said...

Wow Galen... I never cut veggies on the same side as meat either. Great tip to use salad oil on the board! Have a good one Galen :)

gab said...

Yep I believe I have one of those that I got at an auction here wait a sec let me look................Yes same kind. Well except it wasnt made by you! Hope you got the email.

G-Man said...

Thanks everybody for stopping by, I worked late tonight and I'm tired. Sorry.....G

Hale McKay said...

All this time I thought the one my grandmother had was a paddle. I never knew her to use for anything else.

S E E Quine said...

OMG Hale McKay!

Mona, that's cool - a re-usable tablet? Weird....

S... I feel your pain. My acne treatment and special non-hair-burning (for me) shampoo was all used up once or twice because we ran out of hand soap in the bathroom and someone or other got desperate.

Oh shoot, G-Man! I must say, G-Man, that is an awesome cutting board! It's such a... manly thing to have done! If that makes any sense to you.

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