LumberJocks

Purple Heart & Rock Maple cutting board.

  • Advertise with us
Project by Ken90712 posted 10-20-2009 02:32 AM 2893 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!"





14 comments so far

View Beginningwoodworker's profile

Beginningwoodworker

13347 posts in 2428 days


#1 posted 10-20-2009 02:53 AM

Nice cutting board.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

View cabinetmaster's profile

cabinetmaster

10874 posts in 2313 days


#2 posted 10-20-2009 03:02 AM

Gorgeous looking boards.

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

View a1Jim's profile

a1Jim

112943 posts in 2332 days


#3 posted 10-20-2009 03:09 AM

cool board

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

View Napaman's profile

Napaman

5365 posts in 2832 days


#4 posted 10-20-2009 03:12 AM

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

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

View huff's profile

huff

2810 posts in 2040 days


#5 posted 10-20-2009 03:20 AM

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

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

View lew's profile

lew

10168 posts in 2510 days


#6 posted 10-20-2009 04:50 AM

Gorgeous Cutting Boards, Ken!!

That finish sure does look nice, too.

Lew

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

View Max's profile

Max

55978 posts in 3028 days


#7 posted 10-20-2009 05:32 AM

Great combo of woods, very nice.

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

View Ken90712's profile

Ken90712

15337 posts in 1943 days


#8 posted 10-20-2009 06:38 AM

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

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

View degoose's profile

degoose

7052 posts in 2109 days


#9 posted 10-20-2009 07:37 AM

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

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

View bbbb's profile

bbbb

34 posts in 2103 days


#10 posted 10-20-2009 12:12 PM

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

View RexMcKinnon's profile

RexMcKinnon

2593 posts in 1950 days


#11 posted 10-20-2009 03:24 PM

looks great

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

View eddy's profile

eddy

931 posts in 2119 days


#12 posted 10-20-2009 04:34 PM

nice looking board i like that color combo

-- self proclaimed copycat

View Jerry's profile

Jerry

72 posts in 1908 days


#13 posted 10-20-2009 10:47 PM

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) :)

Jerry

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

View mtkate's profile

mtkate

2049 posts in 2080 days


#14 posted 10-21-2009 01:53 AM

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….

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase