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Project by Tom O'Brien posted 12-30-2009 04:46 PM 1271 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this board at a short woodworking course offered by the Majestic Ranch Arts Foundation near Boerne, Texas. The course was taught by Johnny Jones, a gentleman with an encyclopedic knowledge of woodworking and the skills to match. This board is made from birds-eye maple and walnut. Notice the nice figure in the maple in the second photo. Because I worked on this with a fellow student, there is another one, nearly identical, out there somewhere. It is a simple design, and is finished with mineral oil. To make the mineral oil penetrate faster, I used a heat gun. My spouse, who gave me the class as a Christmas gift, was quite surprised when I brought home this board, and uses it often.

-- Every project is a learning opportunity, every error a design opportunity





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#1 posted 12-30-2009 05:53 PM

Nice looking cutting board.

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#2 posted 12-30-2009 11:48 PM

You seem to have learnt a lot from the course… keep up the good work… glad the missus liked it…
well done… thanks for the tip about the mineral oil and the heat gun…

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

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#3 posted 12-31-2009 03:48 PM

Tom, this is a good looking cutter and you choice a complimentary set of woods. Maple and walnut just seem to naturally go together, in my opinion. The heat gun is a good idea. I would not have thought about that.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 01-01-2010 10:46 PM

Oops. I was mistaken about the darker wood. It is Cherry, not Walnut!

-- Every project is a learning opportunity, every error a design opportunity

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#5 posted 11-03-2013 02:41 PM

I was just checking out the board and was going to say that it looks a lot more like Cherry than Walnut : )
Nice looking board. Hopefully you’ve made some more by now : )

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

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#6 posted 11-03-2013 04:46 PM

No more boards yet, but some new wood is in the shop waiting.

-- Every project is a learning opportunity, every error a design opportunity

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#7 posted 11-04-2013 03:35 AM

The Holidays are just around the corner. I have all kinds of wood just waiting to be made into something useful.
If only I had as much spare time as I do wood, I would be a lucky man : )

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

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