end grain cutting board....last one

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Project by DuaneEDMD posted 05-31-2009 03:07 PM 1873 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is an endgrain cherry and maple cutting board with two stripes of purpleheart down the sides. I made this after my wife said she would like to cover the griddle on our stove top when not in use. It works well covering up the griddle and I think it looks better too.

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#1 posted 05-31-2009 04:01 PM

Beautiful board and I love the woods.

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#2 posted 05-31-2009 04:07 PM

Wow that’s a big one looks great.well done

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#3 posted 05-31-2009 05:42 PM

Beautiful.. but I need to ask since I haven’t made a cutting board before.. are there certain types of wood that are safe for cutting boards while other types of wood are toxic and holds bacteria? I don’t know and am just asking in case I ever make one for myself..

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#4 posted 05-31-2009 07:00 PM

Nice board. Like the purple heart strips on the sides.

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#5 posted 05-31-2009 08:49 PM

This is a nice looking board. Cherry and maple are my wood combination so I enjoyed seeing this one. The purple heart accents add to the board’s appeal. Adding the hand holds makes it easy to handle the board since I am sure it is fairly heavy.

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#6 posted 05-31-2009 10:13 PM

That’s one fine board, mate.

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#7 posted 06-01-2009 01:01 AM

Nice wood combination and great looking board.

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#8 posted 06-02-2009 03:57 AM

This is a reply for RBwoodworker and his question about proper woods for cutting boards vis a vis bacteria. When I lived in Japan in the early 1970s wood cutting boards were used in sushi shops. In America they were outlawed because of the belief bacteria would accumulate in the cuts. So plastic, or whatever, won out. But later studies showed that the proper woods (and I’d like to know what those were, too) actually killed bacteria and are safer. I haven’t tried any deep google search but if someone does, please let all of us know.

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