|Project by Tom O'Brien||posted 12-29-2009 04:20 AM||1629 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
The wood for this project came from the back of a truck in Texas (the Mesquite) and Home Depot in Virginia (the Curly Maple). I saw the maple in the rack at HD while visiting my son last year, and had to have it. The Mesquite was for sale by a guy at the Texas Mesquite Association seminar this Spring. Once I had the two pieces, it became clear that they were made for each other. I ripped the Mesquite down the center and glued the Maple in the middle. A few passes thru the planer and they were just right. I cut two cutting boards from the assembly, sanded and oiled them, and sent one to my son and gave the other to my daughter. You can see from the close-up picture that the two woods really complement each other. These are thinner than most cutting boards but still very useful. I have a little left of each wood, just waiting for a small project.
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