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End Grain Walnut in Curly Hard Maple

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Project by poroskywood posted 10-25-2009 01:12 AM 2814 views 11 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey LJ’s, I’ve been making a lot of the same stuff lately in the shop mostly cutting boards and Lazy Susan’s err.. Larry’s err.. Lisa’s well you know. If I posted them all you’d hate me but I just had to share this one with you. End Grain Walnut I incorporated the sapwood as a little experiment in the initial plank glue up I paid attention as to how I was matching up the sap and trying to visualize the pattern of it running in and out. Anyway the result was a success (I think) and so I framed the whole thing in my best Curly Hard Maple. For some reason this was hard to photograph. It’s 16” x 20” x 1 1/2” thick. Thanks for looking.

-- There's many a slip betwixt a cup and a lip.--Scott





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Joe Weaver

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#1 posted 10-25-2009 01:31 AM

very well done

-- Joe, Ga

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#2 posted 10-25-2009 01:42 AM

Wow wow wow That’s drop dead gorgeous great job Scott

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#3 posted 10-25-2009 02:09 AM

Nice grain orientation, the frame adds an attractive quality to an already beautiful cutting board.

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#4 posted 10-25-2009 02:20 AM

Way to go Scotty !! Beautiful combination : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#5 posted 10-25-2009 02:28 AM

Nice board!!! Interesting idea to use the sap wood to your advantage.

-- Rowdy in Kechi, Kansas

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#6 posted 10-25-2009 02:29 AM

Great eye for complimenting the woods and grain flows… very eloquent. Too nice to be used.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#7 posted 10-25-2009 02:32 AM

Holy Cow. What a terrific looking board. I have got to try some of this end grain stuff myself. I guess I need to really start looking at the wood and try to visualize it more than I do. This one is terrific.

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

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poroskywood

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#8 posted 10-25-2009 02:40 AM

Thanks, Yeah Rob, in person the board is off the scale OMG I was excited to post it and let down in the translation from real life to the web.

dustyal: Now you sound just like the last 100 potential customers to which I reply “The beauty part of this board is you can cut on one side and display the other. Which makes this a versatile kitchen tool and the centerpiece for your kitchen counter top.”

I think I may try a Ambrosia Maple End Grain next just for giggles.

-- There's many a slip betwixt a cup and a lip.--Scott

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#9 posted 10-25-2009 02:43 AM

You dun Good Youngun.

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

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#10 posted 10-25-2009 03:35 AM

That is a beautiful cutting board! Great job with the layout!

-- Joanne, New York, www.creationhollow.com

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#11 posted 10-25-2009 04:28 AM

Very nice work, I love the look of curly maple, always have and the walnut endgrain looks great with it.

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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#12 posted 10-25-2009 05:08 AM

Just beautiful !!!! Absolutely perfect wood combination! Very classy !
( Don’t know who would actually cut on it thought ! ) lol

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks, http://majesticeagleww.etsy.com/, http://www.flickr.com/photos/majesticeagle/

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#13 posted 10-25-2009 08:28 AM

Nice looking board you have created there… Good use of contrasting woods and I like the symetry you created in the dark wood… Very well done…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#14 posted 10-25-2009 03:01 PM

How big are the pieces of end grain that you cut and how thick is this cutting board? I have never done one like this but I must try.

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

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#15 posted 10-25-2009 07:49 PM

Just beautiful!

-- "My formula for living is quite simple. I get up in the morning, and I go to bed at night. In between, I occupy myself as best I can." -Cary Grant

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