Cutting Board

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Project by rickf16 posted 2149 days ago 1377 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my second attempt at an end grain cutting board. I used four types of wood. Maple, cherry, purpleheart and padauk. I found out that purpleheart and padauk are subject to chip out through a planer. I made two different blanks to achieve this look. The finish is about 8 to 10 coats of salad bowl finish wiped on. I have seen other cutting boards members have posted and they look great! This one doesn’t come close to the others, but the customer was happy.

-- Rick

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#1 posted 2149 days ago

This cutting board looks good to me

-- Rusty

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#2 posted 2149 days ago

Rick, this looks very good! I like the wood choice and color combinations.

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#3 posted 2149 days ago

WOW! A Patient man you are. Kudos

-- Bob Schilke

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#4 posted 2148 days ago

Thanks for the complements. Encouraging words from fellow wood workers are such a blessing!


-- Rick

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#5 posted 2148 days ago

Rick, That looks very nice to me. Great job.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#6 posted 2148 days ago

nice work : )...nothing better than a happy customer to sing your praises and talk about their new board and who they got it from !!

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#7 posted 1865 days ago

I think it is very nice I still have to get one right do not put yourself down

-- Rautenbach,South Africa

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#8 posted 1865 days ago

Looks great well done

-- Custom furniture

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#9 posted 1865 days ago

Alternating the two blanks has given the board a wavy feel.. well done.. different to all the others.. and that is what it is all about.,.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#10 posted 1718 days ago

Wonderful contrast of woods.

May I suggest you use mineral oil to finish any future cutting boards? Mineral oil, unlike olive oil, salad oil or any other veggie or animal oil, won’t ever turn rancid and it is reasonably priced.

-- JoeR Nothing that I could make will ever be perfect but I'll use it anyway.

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