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Project by dustbunny posted 12-14-2009 03:22 AM 2221 views 1 time favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have used up some scraps, and did a request for a wavy board.
1st board- zebrawood, purpleheart, maple, wenge, and hickory
2nd board- purpleheart and red birch
3rd board- padauk and maple
4th board- maple and walnut

All finished with Howards Butcher Block Conditioner

Thanks for looking,


-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~

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#1 posted 12-14-2009 03:31 AM

Wow another great bunch of Boards Lisa I like the one with the padauck and maple best.

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#2 posted 12-14-2009 03:34 AM

Hi Lisa! I can’t pick a favorite from this list either! Nice work!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#3 posted 12-14-2009 03:36 AM

That checkerboard one looks especially nice.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#4 posted 12-14-2009 03:46 AM

great work lisa ,

you just keep getting better !

they look good .

-- 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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#5 posted 12-14-2009 04:01 AM

Beautiful, I really like the wood combinations and the checkerboard design is fantastic….. someday I’ll try one of those…...

? How do you keep the Padauk from bleeding over into the maple????

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#6 posted 12-14-2009 04:03 AM

I just made a board with a nice fingerhole in it as well , but it sure ain’t as purdy as yours is , Lisa !!

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

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#7 posted 12-14-2009 04:17 AM

Great looking boards.

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#8 posted 12-14-2009 04:44 AM

Nice work, I like the checker board teh best too. The curves add a little something extra:-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#9 posted 12-14-2009 04:56 AM

Making me look really Lazy… lol.. . I particularly like the last one…...!

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#10 posted 12-14-2009 05:26 AM

Lisa, They all look great! Great designs and love your combination of woods. You really do a great job with the boards. Keep up the good work.

-- John @

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#11 posted 12-14-2009 06:50 AM

So, when do you sleep? You are not only good but prolific! ;0)

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#12 posted 12-14-2009 12:42 PM

I didn’t do anything special with the padauk, it doesn’t seem to bleed.
I found that if I try to wipe certain woods with mineral spirits or denatured alcohol,
I end up with a mess. As much as I am tempted to wipe the boards…I don’t.
Had this problem with bloodwood, wiped with denatured alcohol…maple turned pink.
Sanded it back down, colors were clear, put butcher block conditioner on it with no problem.
Don’t know if anyone else has had this happen,
but that’s my take on it.
Thanks for looking,


-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~

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#13 posted 12-14-2009 01:27 PM

Great boards! I especially love the first one… but I’d take any for Christmas!
Your combination of woods really pops.
Aren’t these just the best gifts to give… I’ve never had a disappointed recipient!
Happy holidays.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#14 posted 12-14-2009 03:30 PM

nice set of boards, i cant find flat sawn wenge latly all my supplyers have is flat sawn, another nice wavy board

-- self proclaimed copycat

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#15 posted 12-15-2009 12:12 PM

Beautiful boards

-- Rautenbach,South Africa

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