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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!

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