Instead of putting it on a board, hold it in a doubled over towel.
larrybard - I see your method as a way to sever some finger tips or at least a way to peel back some skin. When you have the avocados in your hand you
You could tell him your preferences.
For the extreme safety conscious cook there's always this:
Won't cut your fingers, won't cut your hand, won't cut your
With apologies to all you professional chefs and other talented, experienced cooks, but I'm with Seth on this (if I understand his posts correctly).