I think you should send it back because there are variations in the grain pattern. Or just demand a refund and keep the defective board...........
Wow, beautiful board! Oh, and you need to buy some more knives... :hungry:
Beautiful!!!!! What does a board like this cost?
Stunning beautiful board
Just a little follow up, as I've had this board for a year. Holy hell is it beautiful. I get compliments on it all the time. Because of the beauty, it's main function has morphed from cutting board to photo backdrop! I make handmade leather wallets and such, and use it for most of my photography. Consequently I've been avoiding cutting on it! But recently I've resolved to put it to its intended use. A little wear will only add to the charm. A friend: "Is that a cutting board backdrop, that is the most beautiful and perfect thing I've ever seen!" HA! Pic attached.
That board os absolutely stunning - period.
I agree, stunning!
My Cherry 18x24 arrived yesterday, and it is gorgeous. Back to that in a sec. Just to harken to another thread, and so there is some transparency on expectations, this was ordered in very early January. One email was answered, two were not - but one was when Boardsmith was down (ill, IIRC). And if I'd cared more urgently, I'd have called. In any case, the order to delivery time was a bit over 4 months.
As someone mentioned, perhaps he is becoming the Kramer of the board business. Order now, if you have the itch.
It was well worth the wait is the bottom line. It is a thing of beauty. And so great to have something handmade (and in the US). I got cherry b/c it is the softest of his woods, and also I like the reddishness of it, which accidentally matches my kitchen. I could post a photo, but it really does look like the products on the Boardsmith's pages. They tell the truth: http://theboardsmith.com/product-cat...utchers-block/ The swooshes back and forth are there, just as I was hoping/expecting. Gotta love things by crafts people at the top of their game and who are also tops in any given field. This board is excellent.
PS: it's going to be scary to use it the first time - but then, that's building 'patina'!