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I’ve built a number of these todate. Purplehart and hard maple. I watched the wood whisperer make them. Pretty neat. My first was done without a planer lots of sanding.
-- Fred, Parker, Colorado
Sep 04, 2007
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#1 posted 09-04-2007 03:26 PM
Love these cutting boards!
-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)
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#2 posted 09-04-2007 04:24 PM
Good job Fred. I made a cutting board out of the same combination, except I did not go with the end grain or checkerboard effect. I love the way the Purpleheart and Maple compliment each other.
-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com
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#3 posted 09-04-2007 07:37 PM
Beautifull! Two of my fav woods! Sweet job considering no planer
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#4 posted 09-04-2007 08:13 PM
-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX
#5 posted 09-04-2007 08:19 PM
Thanks, it was “Sort of Fun” to do. After the first one it has actually become a little less complicated to remember the sequence of events to get the checkerboard effect. Believe my second one (which will be in our Kitchen) had more than a few flaws in the checkerboard. Can’t give the mistakes out as gifts…...
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#6 posted 09-04-2007 08:21 PM
Great Cutting board. A nice design.
-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia firstname.lastname@example.org †
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#7 posted 09-04-2007 08:23 PM
Very nice cutting board!
Question:Do you plane the end grain after glue up? Is that what you meant by “lots of sanding?”
-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28
#8 posted 09-04-2007 09:47 PM
haha no mistakes as gifts… I’d end up with dozens of cutting boards for my home and none for gifts!! :)
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#9 posted 09-05-2007 02:32 AM
Yeah, Moma always gets the boo-boo’s. Got a house full of ‘em. Great looking work, Fred.
-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon
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#10 posted 09-05-2007 02:41 AM
Nice job Fred. What did you use for finish?
-- Dave J. Eagle, ID
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#11 posted 09-05-2007 02:47 AM
Hey Fred … looks really good. Cutting boards are always a fun project !!
-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain
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#12 posted 09-05-2007 03:29 AM
Terrific piece Fred. Subtle grid changes really make this board stand out. Thanks for showing it to us.
-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!
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#13 posted 09-05-2007 05:03 AM
-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)
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#14 posted 06-19-2008 03:04 AM
beautiful pattern…...what did you use for finish on these nice boards ?
-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!
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