Cutting Boards

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Project by Matt in Franklin posted 07-29-2014 01:06 AM 912 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are my first attempts at cutting boards. They are both edge grain. Both are American black walnut. The first one has hard maple accents. Black walnut is my favorite wood to create with, especially the “reveal” when applying the first coat of oil.

Finished with mineral oil and beeswax.

Also, I have a TON of tomatoes this year, so I recruited some to use as props!

-- I'm just a simple caveman

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#1 posted 07-29-2014 01:56 AM

Those tomatoes look yummy. Also, the boards look great!

-- LAS,

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Mr M's Woodshop

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#2 posted 07-29-2014 03:10 AM

The warmth of walnut is hard to beat. You’re absolutely right!

-- Henry Mowry, Santa Clarita, CA,

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Dan Nolan

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#3 posted 07-29-2014 12:16 PM

There are so many people (myself included) who mix hardwoods in their boards to get a nice pattern, but i have to say that I love the walnut board. It’s beautiful.

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#4 posted 07-29-2014 01:14 PM

Nice boards and tomatoes! I’m envious. The deer have eaten almost every tomato out of my garden before they could ripen. If I lived in the country as opposed to the suburbs, I’d be killing the deer and having some tasty tomato-fed venison.

-- A bad craftsmen blames his cheap #$%ing tools

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Matt in Franklin

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#5 posted 07-29-2014 01:19 PM

Dan: Thanks. Black walnut is just the best and so easy to work with.

Joe: Sorry to hear about the tomato problem. Luckily I have a fenced in back yard and with the rain we have had this year my plants are cresting the 6 foot mark! Lots of salsa on the horizon.

-- I'm just a simple caveman

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#6 posted 07-29-2014 01:21 PM

also one note on the first board (with the maple accents).... The walnut for that came out of one board. I was amazed at how much variation I got in the edge grain just based on what part of the board it came from.

-- I'm just a simple caveman

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