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    Hello to everyone

    I am a teachers aide in northern NSW Australia. I have worked in our special ed unit for 6 years the last 4 one on one with a severe autistic with behaviour problems. Mid year mums birthday was coming up , to cut a long story short we made a chopping board using Tasmanian oak, Pine & some dark wood I pinched from the woodwork teacher (New Guinea Rose Wood or Quila have been the guesses). We used Bondcrete as the glue and oiled with vegetable oil.The student was very proud of his chopping board and it was only the second wood project he completed, previously we made a wooden mallet in a display box, glued screwed and nailed with Perspex on the front so it can't be used as a weapon it is on the cupboard with the family photos.

    You will notice in the photos we did not cut the tail out so the board would be more functional (also a female teach wanted to know who I thought was going to wipe that spot ) it was blowen up to about A3 paper size. There is also pic's of the Pigasus board I made for my wife if you look closely there is a chip on the wing can't win them all, this is also A3 size.I used a wood burneron the pigs legs also so there would be more userable space I wanted the boards (had to make a second one for my sister) to be used . Sorry the post is so long winded.

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    Nicely done. I think I would still prefer to cut the outline even if I did want more work surface, but that is just me, you found a way to accomplish your needs so good on ya.

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