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Project by NY_Rocking_Chairs posted 05-17-2009 10:52 PM 1983 views 3 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So my wife asked for some new cutting boards for her birthday so I grabbed some inspiration from LJ for some nifty patterns to try. I guess this one is the Wood Whisperer pattern, though I think I slightly tweaked the center section.

The board is made up of walnut, hard curly maple and jatoba (Brazilian Cherry). It is an end-grain board and was finished using Deft Danish Oil. She loved it of course.

-- Rich, anybody want a peanut?

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#1 posted 05-17-2009 11:09 PM

Smooth move!! Nice design, fantastic, & WOW!!

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#2 posted 05-17-2009 11:12 PM

very nice board

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#3 posted 05-17-2009 11:35 PM

caught my attention ! nice one

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#4 posted 05-17-2009 11:41 PM

Cutting Board Guild – I like that! Welcome to the CBG! :)

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#5 posted 05-17-2009 11:57 PM

Awesome cutting board…. Great job..


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#6 posted 05-18-2009 12:02 AM

Welcome aboard! :)

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#7 posted 05-18-2009 12:05 AM

Very nice looking board.

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#8 posted 05-18-2009 12:10 AM

looks great, well done

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#9 posted 05-18-2009 01:23 AM

I like your version of the wood whisperers cutting board. Thanks for posting.

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#10 posted 05-18-2009 02:21 AM

Very nice cutting board!! I really like the center pattern mixed in.

I made a cutting board for my wife that has a similar pattern without the center. I was not sure what to finish it with and used butcher block oil. It looked great when I finished it but as soon as it was washed for the first time the shine went away and now looks very dull. Would you reccomend Deft Danish Oil?

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#11 posted 05-18-2009 02:31 AM


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#12 posted 05-18-2009 04:22 AM

Rich, you’ve done a nice job here…it looks great.

Thanks for posting it.

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#13 posted 05-18-2009 06:02 AM

I like the pattern. Very nice looking board.

>MWF – if you haven’t already you might want to look at the wood whisper site. He did a finish on his latest board that looks very durable. I will use in on the board I am currently working on.<

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#14 posted 05-18-2009 10:54 AM

We have not washed ours yet but I told her to keep it out of the dishwasher. We will let it rest a few more days, the finish was applied the same day I gave it to her. I will let you know how it holds up. I recommend DDO for most applications, it is my favorite finish so far.


-- Rich, anybody want a peanut?

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#15 posted 05-18-2009 02:28 PM

Well done Rich! I like the pattern tweaking.
I am wondering though, why I like the second photo of the CB
better than the first…more appealing angle maybe?

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