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Doug, the are beauty
I don’t believe that somebody will dare to cut on those beautiful boards unless he is criminal.
05-17-2006, 08:34 AM
Very nice Doug. I couldn't give those away to ladies in my family though. I'm known for stealing food while their cooking. Those look too much like weapons. I'd get beaten by my own creation. :D
05-17-2006, 08:06 PM
There are a couple of them I have made that I know will never get used at all, but, most of them will get used on one side and the other side kept free of cuts for display purposes. That's what I try to convince the recipients to do with them anyway...I really want them to be functional as well as nice to look at.
Thanks again for the kind words.
05-17-2006, 08:11 PM
Thanks Mark! I know those things would make great weapons. I think I got paddled in grade school with something similar...at least it seems like it was about that size. ;-)
05-18-2006, 04:37 AM
Won't be long before some school marms ask ya to make dem some spankin' boards. Wouldn't that be cool to have a spankin' board hanging in the class room eh?
05-18-2006, 06:52 AM
I agree with Niki if anyone laid a knike to that it would be criminal. Gorgeous work hope my wife dont see em. :)
05-18-2006, 10:55 AM
CjR's showing his age again. A few well placed "spats" with a good paddle board has, apparently, been determined to harm the self esteem of the munchkins, or something to that effect.
05-19-2006, 05:15 AM
>CjR's showing his age again. A few well placed "spats" with
>a good paddle board has, apparently, been determined to harm
>the self esteem of the munchkins, or something to that
My age is showing? Where? where? According to you my 'steem been gravely harmed.
My little sister is a school teacher and she thinks it's cool to have one hanging on the wall. The school where LadyRider works has one although it hasn't been used for years.
05-19-2006, 10:08 PM
>Won't be long before some school marms ask ya to make dem
>some spankin' boards. Wouldn't that be cool to have a
>spankin' board hanging in the class room eh?
My mom was a teacher for many years, and my sister was until recently. I'm sure they could have used a good spankin' board hanging in the classroom. Maybe they did have one - I would not be surprised.
I think just the sight of a nice big thick paddle hanging in the class room would be enough to keep a few of them rug rats behaving better...even if they knew you could not really use it on 'em, they might just fear that you would use it anyway. If I was a teacher, I'd sure give 'em the impression that I would use it.
I had one teacher in middle school that had a paddle with a bunch of holes drilled in it - he said it allowed him to swing it that much harder 'cause it had less wind resistance...I was never tempted to find out if that was true. One paddling in grade school was all it took to keep me in line for the rest of my school days...or at least to be more careful not to get caught }>
05-19-2006, 10:10 PM
Thanks everyone for all your responses!
05-19-2006, 10:21 PM
I had a student last year ask me what would happen if he hit me. I don't know what he expected me to say but my reply surprised him.
Student:"What would happen if I hit you?"
Me:"If you hit me it would be a great day."
S:"What do you mean?"
M:"It would be a great day."
M:"Because if you hit me, that would mean that I would get to kick your a$$."
S:"You can't do that, you're a teacher."
M:"If you hit me, I have the right to defend myself. Besides, it's not a matter of if I'm allowed to, it'sa matter of if I would anyway, and trust me, I would."
That particular student didn't cause me anymore problems. He was the only student I had that I would have taken great pleasure in taking one of those cutting boards to.
05-19-2006, 10:30 PM
Mark, that is a great story! I am sure he believed you, even if it was not true.
I know that I tried to keep my own son wondering if I really could whip him or not...fortunately he never tested that out...he turned out quite a bit bigger than me and I was just glad I could still bluff him. :D
05-19-2006, 10:37 PM
It was definitely true. I would have whooped the kid and he knew I could. It was good that it happened because a few other students witnessed it, and word got around. It made my life easier. I'm 6'6" 230 lbs so all the kids knew I could, but knowing I would made a big difference.:)
05-19-2006, 11:08 PM
No wonder you gave up teaching. I imagine that kind of attitude will get you in trouble with the administration.
Funny, that is exactly the kind of attitude my teachers had when I was in school. I wish there were more teachers like you teaching our kids today.
05-20-2006, 09:08 AM
Administration never said anything about it. I quit for other reasons. It boils down to the fact that I believe that regardless what I do or where I am, I have a right to defend myself. The school never gave me proper restraint training so the only way I know to defend myself is to punch a kid back if he punches me. I'm glad I never had to. I only had to break up one fight. One kid was on top of another kid, so I ran up and jumped on top of both. It squished them both to the floor and took the fight right out of em. It was a lot easier than trying to pull them apart and getting caught with an errant punch. :)
06-02-2010, 09:19 AM
Numbers 17 and 18 since I started making cutting boards for Christmas presents last year.
One is a real hodge-podge of different woods that came from some shorts I had lying around - 2 kinds of Maple, Walnut, and White Oak. The other came from some 8/4 Hickory scraps from a current project I'm working on and a really gnarly 4/4 Walnut board that I got real cheap last time I was at the lumber store.
The hodge-podge was a birthday present for my sister, the Hickory/Walnut one was just made to see how the Hickory would look with some Walnut, and LOML has placed dibs on it already. She says the Hickory looks like caramel - good enough to eat!