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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

2012 #Holiday Gift Guide - Cutting Boards from My Old Kentucky Wood Shop - Review & Giveaway - Ends 11/12 US


My Old Kentucky Workshop
An Etsy Treasure Find!

When I first went about jotting down ideas for my first Holiday Gift Guide of reviews and giveaways, kitchen items were number one on my list.  Everyone loves to receive something wonderful to enhance their kitchen's usefulness.  Cutting boards are an essential item to a functional kitchen.  To find the best quality of cutting boards, the first place I thought of was Etsy!


What can be more better than a quality handmade article as a cutting board.  My quest on Etsy turned out successful.  I found My Old Kentucky Wood Shop that has that essence of workmanship that I found to be unsurpassed. 

My Old Kentucky Wood Shop is an Etsy shop that is owned and operated by Bob Hames.  Bob is a retired educator of twenty years, and worked with the Kentucky Derby! After retirement, he wanted to go to work again--this time in his wood shop.  What a boon for us!  He loves to find unusual wood grains, colors, and patterns that will make his work stand out.  Cutting boards are just a part of his work.  Bob also crafts candlesticks, cheese boards, lamps, trays, and Harry Potter wands (great gift ideas!).


I truly believe that Bob has found his niche in life--making us breathtaking woodwork for us to treasure for a lifetime!


The cutting board that Bob sent me to review is mostly made of sycamore with walnut and padauk accent pieces.  I had not heard of padauk before and found that it is an African or Asian reddish wood tree that bears legumes.  The walnut and the padauk bring out an excellent accent in the middle of the board.   The size of the board is perfect for us.  It is 15” long and 10” wide. It is 1” thick and has a 45 degree angled edge.  This cutting board is going to be great for the upcoming holidays!  It is going to be used everyday, though.  We always have homemade bread in our home, and this board is perfect for cutting it.




Great Holiday Gift Idea!

What a great gift this would make! The cutting boards at My Old Kentucky Wood Shop are priced modestly at $32. Bob also makes custom and matching cutting boards to your specifications.   All of Bob's handcrafted articles are perfect for holiday gift giving.  It is always so special to receive a gift that is truly unique and one-of-a-kind.  Cutting boards are great gifts no matter what time of year it is.  This is one gift that is always on my list to give to a newlywed couple or as a housewarming present.


All of My Old Kentucky Workshop's items can be personalized!  Bob would be happy to engrave any name, date, message, etc. on any piece you have purchased from his shop for only $5 extra.  Just be sure to add it to your cart with your order!

Stocking Stuffer Idea!


Have you magic fans in your home.  My Old Kentucky Workshop has a beautiful line of "magic" wands that would make great stocking stuffers for the kids!

I encourage all of you to check out Bob's My Old Kentucky Wood Shop on Etsy.

Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway

With many thanks to Bob Hames, owner of My Old Kentucky Wood Shop, one person is going to win one of his admirable cutting boards to keep for yourself, or to give as a gift.  This giveaway is open to US residents only, and will end on November 12, 2012.  Both mandatory entries must be completed in order to be considered entered.

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No Purchase Necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Many thanks to the sponsor who provided a product or sample for this Review & Giveaway. I received no monetary compensation. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising." This Giveaway is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Google, Facebook, or Twitter. Good Luck!

72 comments:

  1. I love them all http://www.etsy.com/listing/110789046/handmade-cutting-board

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  2. I love this http://www.etsy.com/listing/91383162/cherry-maple-paduak-and-purpleheart....cutting board is amazing!!....ciao4now64 at yahoo dot com.

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  3. I sure wish I would have found them when I was doing my Kentucky Review week!! I love this shop. Love the cherry, walnut one best

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  4. I would love any of them! We need a new cutting board! Thanks!

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  5. Wow, I love seeing woodworking still kept alive. The different tones of the woods are beautiful. Any of the boards I would gladly take, we've been needing a new one for the longest time. But those salt keepers and the walnut tray are gorgeous too.

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  6. Love Cherry walnut would match our kitchen!

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  7. I like the Handmade Cutting 'Bard'!
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/110795067/handmade-cutting-bard

    Thanks!
    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

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  8. Wow, these are beautiful! I'd love to have the Cherry, Maple, Paduak, and Purpleheart Cutting Board!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  9. I love this cutting board the best, it has great coloring to it.Thanks for the chance!

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/91383162/cherry-maple-paduak-and-purpleheart

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  10. Handmade Red Oak Tray w/ Maple Inlay.

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  11. I love this homemade Salt Keeper- http://www.etsy.com/listing/110813372/handmade-salt-keeper

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  12. i would get this one: http://www.etsy.com/listing/110786998/handmade-cutting-board

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  13. I like the cherry, almond and paduak cutting board. julierupert@gmail.com

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  14. The cherry walnut would be great.

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  15. It's all lovely and I really like the cherry, walnut and paduak board.

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  16. I would choose the Handmade Cherry, Walnut, & Padauk Cutting Board: http://www.etsy.com/listing/90387805/handmade-cherry-walnut-padauk-cutting
    lc.22@live.com

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  17. These are beautiful! cherry walnut

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  18. I also really like the handmade red oak tray

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  19. I love the handmade candlesticks. Very cool!

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  20. I also like the handmade red oak tray! It's gorgeous!

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  21. I like the http://www.etsy.com/listing/110786998/handmade-cutting-board

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  22. I like the cherry walnut, or any of them!

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  23. I like this one: http://www.etsy.com/listing/110786998/handmade-cutting-board

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  24. I'd choose http://www.etsy.com/listing/110786998/handmade-cutting-board.
    Thanks for the chance.

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  25. I'd love the handmade custom cutting board!

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  26. I would choose the Handmade Cherry, Walnut, & Padauk Cutting Board.

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  27. I love the Handmade Walnut Tray!

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  28. Cherry, Paduak, Poplar, Maple,and Walnut Cutting Board

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  29. I like the Handmade Cherry, Walnut and Paduak cutting board

    ayed2016 at aol dot com

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  30. I would love any of the hand made cutting boards.

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  31. My favorite? First check out all the the items that have been Etsy "hearted" by ME - Jesselyn - and many also Shared/Liked on my FB page!) I LOVE this Etsy shop!

    I think my most favorite cutting board is the Handmade Cherry, Walnut, Padauk Cutting Board - but I'm crazy in love with several of the spectacular LAMPS!

    Jesselyn A/Jesstinger
    jessterlyn(at)aol(dot)com

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  32. I love the custom handmade cutting boards

    Christine

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  33. I also love the Handmade Poplar & Bloodwood Lamp. I think his work is amazing.
    kellywcuATyahooDOTcom

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  34. I love the sycamore tray
    Shaunda.Eppes at gmail dot com

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  35. Lolli S: I really like this cutting board. http://www.etsy.com/listing/110786998/handmade-cutting-board

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  36. cherry wood is so pretty-they do wonderful work
    vickie
    vmorgan456 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  37. I like the Handmade Walnut Wand.

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  38. I love the cutting boards, but I'm also crazy about the Handmade Double Saltkeeper.

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  39. Sorry, my tweet link didn't paste into the Rafflecopter... it's here: https://twitter.com/janJ4C/status/263504395784826882

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  40. I like the Handmade Candlesticks!

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  41. I love the Handmade Red Oak Tray w/ Maple Inlay

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  42. I really like this lamp: http://www.etsy.com/listing/87142926/handmade-cherry-walnut-lamp?ref=v1_other_1

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  43. I'd want this cutting board:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/113580093/handmade-cuttingboard

    Beautiful colors!

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  44. Cherry/ yellow poplar cutting board

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  45. I love the hand made Walnut tray..but all of the cutting boards are gorgeous and I love all of them!

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  46. Kentucky and Yellow Poplar cutting board is my favorite

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  47. I love this lamp! http://www.etsy.com/listing/87144061/handmade-walnut-lamp

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  48. What gorgeous work!!!! I really like the Handmade Cherry, Walnut, & Padauk Cutting Board :)

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  49. I like this one: http://www.etsy.com/listing/113582120/handmade-cutting-board

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  50. I would choose the http://www.etsy.com/listing/113582120/handmade-cutting-board cutting board
    masugr at yahoo dot com

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  51. I love this
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/113580093/handmade-cuttingboard

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  52. The cutting board id get if I win is.
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/110794443/handmade-cutting-board?ref=cat_gallery_14

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  53. This is my choice http://www.etsy.com/listing/113585020/handmade-chefs-cutting-board

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  54. I like this one http://www.etsy.com/listing/113660113/handmade-cutting-board

    desert_starr_57 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  55. I like the Handmade Candlestick http://www.etsy.com/listing/110900283/handmade-candlestick

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  56. Handmade Cherry, Walnut, & Padauk Cutting Board

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  57. http://www.etsy.com/listing/113752873/handmade-cutting-board Definitely this one! Absolutely gorgeous!

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  58. I love all of the beautiful cutting boards! They are really a work of art! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  59. I like the cutting board made from a gorgeous piece of Kentucky cherry with walnut and padauk accent pieces.

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  60. I like the Cedar Handmade Candlestick. cwitherstine at zoominternet dot net

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  61. i love the handmade cutting board. It is made from Sycamore, hard maple, a center of walnut, and two thin strips of padauk

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/113921964/handmade-cutting-board

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  62. The handmade walnut tray is just beautiful

    katbur2win@yahoo.com

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  63. EVERYthing is sooo beautiful! I love the lamps and the candlesticks. Those cuties with the wands are great too! Too bad my kids are too young for Harry Potter. What a craft! :)

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  64. Handmade Red Oak Tray w/ Maple Inlay

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  65. I like the Kentucky cherry with walnut and padauk accent peices.

    rrudnick@netnet.net

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  66. I really love this http://www.etsy.com/listing/90387805/handmade-cherry-walnut-padauk-cutting! It's so beautiful!

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  67. I like the Handmade Cherry, Walnut, & Padauk Cutting Board so pretty

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  68. I LOVE the Handmade Walnut, Bloodwood & Ash Lamp!! All the lamps are beautiful!

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  69. http://www.etsy.com/listing/113580093/handmade-cuttingboard

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  70. I would love to win this cutting board: http://www.etsy.com/listing/113658449/handmade-cutting-board

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