My first cutting board...more to come!

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Project by mjlauro posted 09-07-2009 10:45 PM 2069 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had a lot of fun with this project. Materials used were rock maple and purple heart, finished with mineral oil. Many thanks to the wood whisperer, I followed his instructions. This one will be going to my firehouse, most of my firsts are usually given away. But I need to make one for the wife. I bought enough bf of purple heart and maple to get about 2 more this size, but i may mix up one with walnut as well to see if I get a different pattern. As always I welcome all questions and comments. Also check out updated shop photos..

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#1 posted 09-07-2009 10:48 PM

Looks great to me. BZ

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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#2 posted 09-07-2009 10:52 PM

You did a fantastic job on the Wood Whisperer Special! Looks great.


-- "Hey, you dang woodchucks! Quit chuckin' my wood!"

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#3 posted 09-07-2009 11:00 PM

Great board. Nice choice of woods. Looking forward to the others.

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#4 posted 09-07-2009 11:54 PM

I like the purple heart with the maple, makes a beautiful board. Great Job.

-- John @

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#5 posted 09-08-2009 12:11 AM

Great job. I am sure the Wood Whisperer would be proud! :)

-- Dennis,!/MpleGrvWoodwrks

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#6 posted 09-08-2009 12:22 AM

great 1st board !

i’m sure if you just keep making them ,
the wife will let you know ,
which one is hers .

‘course you might wind up with 10 of them ,
in the kitchen !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#7 posted 09-08-2009 12:36 AM

Nice job on your first board.

Nice wood choice as well.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#8 posted 09-08-2009 03:09 AM

Nice first board !!
I noticed you didn’t router finger slots.
They are a pain in the neck anyway. LOL
There is more fun to be had with board tutorials …..

And then some… Have fun,


-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~

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#9 posted 09-08-2009 10:25 PM

Not bad, not bad at all. Mr. Wood Whisperer has another faithful disciple!

-- Adventure? Heh! Excitement? Heh! A Woodworker craves not these things!

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