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AFRICAN ROSEWOOD CUTTING BOARD.

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Project by bazz135uk posted 03-19-2015 11:41 PM 2268 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

African Rosewood Cutting Board :: Beautiful pink grain one solid piece 3/4 inch thick . Hard as rock to cut but smells so sweet. I have rounded over the top side on my palm router, and routered a all round finger board under side. Sanded to a 0000 grade steel wool and finished off with a Anti bacterial Butchers Block oil.
Size is 15 inch X 12 inch X 3/4 inch thick. I cut this on my Scroll saw with a reverse tooth No 5 Blade.
I have no planner so I sanded it down with my detail sander, sand paper then steel wool.
This is very expensive timber here in the UK , Think I paid around £10 GBP / $15 USD per Foot in 9 foot lengths .
And this is my last piece. Amazing timber but wont be on the top of my list to purchase on my next trip to the mill. Hope you find it of some interest and thanks for stopping by to check out my work.
Good Luck Regards Bazza…........ West London UK.

-- BAZZ, WINDSOR UK A workshop is not a luxury . We need it to preserve our sanity in this frantic world we live in. A place to be at peace.





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trees2pens

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#1 posted 03-20-2015 12:22 AM

nice design…love the finish.

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#2 posted 03-20-2015 12:22 AM

Great looking board Bazz…love that wood

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#3 posted 03-20-2015 10:16 AM

Gorgeous grain on that, Bazz! Really like the finger relief. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#4 posted 03-20-2015 12:11 PM

Nice looking cutting board with nice grain.
I’d love to get me some of that wood. Beautiful!!!

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#5 posted 03-20-2015 07:48 PM

Love the CB. The smell of cut Rosewood is hard to beat.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#6 posted 03-20-2015 08:04 PM

You raised very well the wood texture with shape that you chose.Looks great.

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#7 posted 03-20-2015 10:11 PM

Wow! That’s pretty!

$15/bf sounds reasonable for that stuff.

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#8 posted 03-25-2015 08:06 PM

Very pretty. I love the wood grain. You said it would not be your first choice in wood. Is that because of the cost or how it worked?

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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#9 posted 03-25-2015 10:22 PM



Very pretty. I love the wood grain. You said it would not be your first choice in wood. Is that because of the cost or how it worked?

- scrollingmom


Hi Scrollingmom… Good question ! Cost yes – To expensive but also so hard it dulls your cutting tools. Its beautiful timber and deserves the hands of a master woodworker, rather than me hacking away with hobby tools.
Its wonderful in this cutting board but for my smaller carved trinkets its tricky and time consuming to get it to look good .I bought this off a south African timber trader and he has the most wonderful furniture made from this rosewood , I felt compelled to give it a shot.

-- BAZZ, WINDSOR UK A workshop is not a luxury . We need it to preserve our sanity in this frantic world we live in. A place to be at peace.

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