Maple , Red Maple , Tiger Maple ,Black Walnut,Padauk

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Project by Dusty56 posted 04-10-2009 12:58 AM 2875 views 6 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

10.25” x 15.75”
Before and after applying Boos “Mystery Oil ”....note : save your money and go with regular Mineral Oil .
I still have a headache from the smell of this stuff and I can’t get the smell off my hands yet !
Accent stripes were bandsawn and sanded smooth with my Ryobi 1632 Drum Sander before glueup with Titebond II . I packed the open end grain ( seen in pic 3 ) with a mixture of wax and mineral oil after the Boos , to hopefully prevent uptake of liquids .

Comments and critiques are more than welcome : )

Thanks for looking !

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

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#1 posted 04-10-2009 01:00 AM

Those ribbons of curly wood really stand out. Fantastic job!

-- It's better to have people think you're stupid rather than open your mouth and remove all doubt.

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#2 posted 04-10-2009 01:01 AM

Good looking board. Too bad you have to let it air outside before using.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#3 posted 04-10-2009 01:03 AM

A very nice looking board, what is the accent (orange) wood? and I’ve never heard of Boos “mystery oil” . Have you ever tried bees wax and mineral oil that are blended together?

-- Dan Wiggins

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#4 posted 04-10-2009 01:06 AM

Thanks Miket : )
Thanks Karson …fortunately it won’t be here for long : ) The customer said that is the oil they prefer , so I think I’ll give them the bottle as a special gift ! hahahaa I thought BLO was stinky stuff until I used this stuff..

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

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#5 posted 04-10-2009 01:10 AM

Thanks Dan .Not only is it “mystery” oil , but “Authentic Mystery Oil ”. It’s from Boos Butcher Block Co.
The orange wood is the Padauk as mentioned in the title .Maple , Red Maple , Tiger Maple ,Black Walnut,Padauk

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

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#6 posted 04-10-2009 01:40 AM

Awesome job! Is it a gift for anyone? If not…keep me in mind. LOL.

-- Robbinscabin,

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#7 posted 04-10-2009 01:46 AM

Great job Dusty. I like the colors and how you did the whole thing. It really looks good.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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matt garcia

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#8 posted 04-10-2009 02:28 AM

Beautiful!! Dusty you should do a US flag!! Blood wood, tiger maple, and blue dye for the corner!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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Tim Pursell

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#9 posted 04-10-2009 02:44 AM

Classy looking board!
I usually use titebond III for cutting boards, I like the increased water resistence it claims.
Of course boards as pretty as yours probably won’t get imersed in water very often.
Thanks for shareing.


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#10 posted 04-10-2009 04:15 AM

I second the comment on the curling wood for the design, it really looks nice. I think that a rounded corner might made the board a little friendlier.


-- Al Holstein "I wood do it"

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#11 posted 04-10-2009 06:51 AM

well done Dusty,

its simple but you did it neat & nicely.

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#12 posted 04-10-2009 07:18 AM

Okay, dont want to sound like that dumb blond, but I dont get it. I would paint the stripes. Much easier for me. I do agree though, you need to do the flag. I think this looks great!

-- Janice

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#13 posted 04-10-2009 08:43 AM

Hi robbinscabin , sorry but this was a commissioned piece for a housewarming gift . thanks for the comment : )
Hello cabinetmaster , Thank you for the nice comments : )
Hi Matt ..sounds like a great idea for a contest : )
Hi Tim P. I’m hoping to finish this gallon of TB II soon and possibly switch over to TB III even though the TB II has never failed me to date. I don’t know which one has the longer open time or better tack rate , but I’ll find out before switching over. I furnish all of my customers Care instructions for their boards. #1 on the list is to NEVER leave the board submerged or put it in the dishwasher !
Hello alholstein , Thanks for the compliment. The corner design is the customers choice . They have clipped corners on all of their countertops and kitchen island as well . I offer several custom corners and profiles to my clients and let them decide : )
Hello rosewood , I’m waiting for you to send some of your local , beautiful Rosewood to make into a board ! Thank you for the compliment : )
Hi Janice…LOL regarding painting the stripes on a cutting board : ) Thank you for the compliment : )

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

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#14 posted 04-10-2009 01:57 PM

Hi Dusty;

This is a beautiful piece. The colors are terrific.

As always, great workmanship too.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#15 posted 04-10-2009 05:20 PM

Thank you Lee . I appreciate your Professional opinion of my work : )

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

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