Purple Heart & Rock Maple cutting board.

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Project by Ken90712 posted 1773 days ago 2732 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife’s Purple Heart & Rock Maple cutting boards got put on hold when we decided to make some for a friend’s wedding present. Theirs were made out of Black Walnut & Rock Maple. Ours are finally almost complete, I have 5 coats of finish on them so far. I use 50/50 Salad Bowl finish & mineral spirits as recommended by the Wood Whisper. She loves the purple heart and they blend in well with our White Wash Maple cabinets in the kitchen.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#1 posted 1773 days ago

Nice cutting board.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#2 posted 1773 days ago

Gorgeous looking boards.

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

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#3 posted 1773 days ago

cool board

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 1773 days ago

these look great…I have some of the same wood for the same project…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#5 posted 1773 days ago

Ken, Great looking boards. The purple heart and Maple make a perfect combination. Very nice.

-- John @

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#6 posted 1773 days ago

Gorgeous Cutting Boards, Ken!!

That finish sure does look nice, too.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#7 posted 1773 days ago

Great combo of woods, very nice.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#8 posted 1772 days ago

Thx everyone! It mean alot form men with you talents!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#9 posted 1772 days ago

You are quite the craftsman yourself mate.. don’t belittle the effort taken to make these.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#10 posted 1772 days ago

hi Ken

timbers chosen compliment each other braw, (means great,good,nice etc in Scotland) superb looking and well made board, must you let anyone near with a sharp instrument?

Take care bbbb

-- Bill,Bonnie Scotland

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#11 posted 1772 days ago

looks great

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#12 posted 1772 days ago

nice looking board i like that color combo

-- self proclaimed copycat

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#13 posted 1772 days ago

Stunning color combo, that purpleheart is some pretty wood! Nice work on sanding them, that end grain is harder than “Japanese Arithmetic” (No offense to our Eastern woodworking brothers) :)


-- "The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives should be a Store, Not a Govt. Agency"

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#14 posted 1772 days ago

Smart to make a many-coated finish. I love purpleheart – so glad I discovered it through this site. Congrats on the rounded edges. I am not there yet. I still need a new router and table….

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