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Project by Phil53 posted 08-21-2014 05:19 PM 3703 views 5 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made of Osage Orange or Bodark as it is commonly called.
I used up most of my scrap pieces to make these end grain cutting boards.
I made one about 4 years ago for my brother that is used regularly and it is basically unscarred.
They are about 12” square but the long one 12” by 22”.
They are heavy if you were to drop one on your toe you may think up some new words to say.
I gave them all a few coats of mineral oil and called it good.





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Sawdustonmyshoulder

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#1 posted 08-21-2014 06:11 PM

Nice!!! In Miss-sippi, we call it Bodock (Bow Dock). Redneck French.

-- Makin' Sawdust!!!

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Scott737

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#2 posted 08-21-2014 09:47 PM

Beautiful! What did you use to join the pieces together with? i assume it is adhesive only?!? If so, what was the clamp and cure time before you began cutting and sanding? Once again, gorgeous!

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OldWrangler

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#3 posted 08-22-2014 12:31 AM

In East Texas we call it Bois D’ Arc.. I think a little Cajun done snuck into da spelling. Louisiana is just “far east Texas and we got plenty of them Cajuns.
That wood is tough to work when it is dry. Green it cuts good but dry it will take the edge off your carbide. Should make a great cutting board. Looks like you have a production line, how many did you make?

-- I am going to go stand outside so if anyone asks about me, tell them I'M OUTSTANDING!

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Phil53

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#4 posted 08-22-2014 01:56 PM

Everyone always has a little twist on the name depending where their from. I guess the only one that everyone agrees on is the Osage. Tomato tamoto you know.

I used Titebond II and let it set over night before doing any sanding.

I have only made 6 counting these, but I think the next time I make any I may take more time and try to do some kind of pattern.

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woodsmithshop

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#5 posted 08-22-2014 02:33 PM

here in So. Ill.,we call it Hedge Apple. great looking boards.

-- Smitty!!!

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Scott737

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#6 posted 08-22-2014 03:53 PM

Thanks


Everyone always has a little twist on the name depending where their from. I guess the only one that everyone agrees on is the Osage. Tomato tamoto you know.

I used Titebond II and let it set over night before doing any sanding.

I have only made 6 counting these, but I think the next time I make any I may take more time and try to do some kind of pattern.

Thanks Phil! Post some pics of the pattern boards you do. Beautiful!
- Phil53


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fredc

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#7 posted 08-22-2014 11:15 PM

Those are beautiful. I like the randomness of the end grain patterns in your boards, but I too was struck by how you might be able to make some really great designs will a little planning. Of course it might make for quite a head scratcher of a project trying to figure out lay out and glue up but I bet you could get some really interesting results. Wish I knew where I could get my hands on some Bodark here in N.E. Indiana. Again, great work, love the boards.

-- Fred ~ lignator novus ~

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Gary

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#8 posted 08-22-2014 11:29 PM

I love Osage Orange and these are great looking boards.

-- Gary, Florida

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JarednCols

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#9 posted 12-24-2015 07:24 AM

nice boards!

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