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Old 07-17-2014, 05:01 PM   #101
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I found a Polypropylene cutting board in Walmart that is 15 x 20 inches, the perfect size to use as a stove top cover for my 2-burner. Board: $12.79. Made sides from wood scraps half inch thick, by 1¾ inches high, by the length of the board. Drilled holes for wood screws

At near completion I realized this thing could also do double duty as a neat serving tray, or for like when you want to eat soup in bed. So, before adding the end piece I sawed out a hand-grab.

Finished it off with 2 coats Deft semi-gloss brushing lacquer.
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Old 07-17-2014, 05:05 PM   #102
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I love it when you can use something 3 different ways….nice work Myron. Just think, if we had more multi=use items we could haul around less "stuff".
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Old 07-17-2014, 07:34 PM   #103
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Neat design!
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Old 07-17-2014, 07:56 PM   #104
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... or for like when you want to eat soup in bed.
Yeah. I do that all the time.....he he he
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I see the thinker is still being inventive, Myron. Nice job.
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Old 07-17-2014, 11:06 PM   #106
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Nice job Myron. You bet me to it. I cut the wood for the same type of stove cover/tray a couple of weeks ago but haven't gotten around to buying a cutting board yet. At least now I know what it'll look like.

Dare I ask why there's only a handle cut-out on one end? I think I'll put handles on both sides because I envision it carrying brimming full glasses of something cold and I wouldn't want to spill any.

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Old 07-17-2014, 11:22 PM   #107
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Thanks... I had already drilled a hole in the board at dead center and screwed the end in place, wood screw dead center, where the grab handle opening would be, otherwise it would have handles at either end. Plus, glued the corners. Then, the serving tray idea hit me. Decided, no matter...still easy enough to handle.

This is a hefty cutting board so there's no chance of it flexing or bouncing off while in transit, but as a serving tray it ain't quite what grandma would want to lift.
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Old 07-18-2014, 09:49 AM   #108
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Myron, another great idea for a multi-purpose mod. I have been formulating an idea for a stove cover too but haven't gotten around to it yet. I cant wait for retirement.
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Old 07-18-2014, 06:48 PM   #109
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Then, the serving tray idea hit me. Decided, no matter...still easy enough to handle.
Ah, designing on the fly, my favorite way of building things.

Gee Myron, you built a tongue box, I built a tongue box, you built a stove cover/tray, I'm building a stove cover/tray.......what are we building next

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Ah, designing on the fly, my favorite way of building things.

Gee Myron, you built a tongue box, I built a tongue box, you built a stove cover/tray, I'm building a stove cover/tray.......what are we building next

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