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Project by Tony posted 09-05-2007 01:40 PM 4679 views 18 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As promised in my last project ( http://lumberjocks.com/projects/2542 ) an updated copy of Dan’s(http://lumberjocks.com/projects/2446) superb cutting board, but this time only using European wood

The rails are Ash (Finland), the highlight is Walnut (Germany) and the square blocks are Bird Cherry (Finland – my next door neighbour- see my blog http://lumberjocks.com/jocks/Tikka/blog/1315 )
The board measure about 10 1/2 “ square and in 1 1/4 “ thick. The finish my special wax.oil treatment (only two coats, it has to go back into the finishing room for another 3 protective coats)
The close up of the board shown the beauty of the Bird cherry when oil is applied – this the first project where I have used the Bird cherry – I am looking forward to the next.

So I think that the selection of timber is the critical part, it does not need to have an exotic or expensive wood to make it look good
So Joshua – the cost of this board was not expensive, the bird cherry was free – the piece I used was sawn in May on my band saw, the original size was about 2’ 6” long and 8” in diameter. Lots of small trees and parts of trees out the boys – take whatever you can get, you’ll find a use for it sometime

-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (http://www.poydatjatuolit.fi)





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Douglas Bordner

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#1 posted 09-05-2007 01:43 PM

Nice piece, cool wood and very cool brand

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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Thos. Angle

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#2 posted 09-05-2007 02:52 PM

Really like the bird cherry and that is a neat design

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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mot

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#3 posted 09-05-2007 03:58 PM

Wow! Great job, Tony. How long did that take to make?

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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TomFran

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#4 posted 09-05-2007 04:17 PM

Tony, you are just knocking these out! Great job! Superb look.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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Dan Lyke

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#5 posted 09-05-2007 06:33 PM

Wow! I’m trying to figure out how you cut that.

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California, http://www.flutterby.net/User:DanLyke

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Bill

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#6 posted 09-05-2007 06:50 PM

Very nicely done Tony. This looks too beautiful to use as a cutting board. I see more of these in your future.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#7 posted 09-05-2007 07:06 PM

Tony;

Really beautiful! Your choice of woods really makes it “pop”

Just an incredible job.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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Tony

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#8 posted 09-05-2007 07:09 PM

Tom

I started it yesterday lunch time 12:00, 14:00 it was in Glue up stage 1, 16:00 in final glue up and at 20:00 the first coat of Oil was going on – Actuial work time about 4 1/2 hours.

-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (http://www.poydatjatuolit.fi)

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Chip

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#9 posted 09-05-2007 07:25 PM

Wonderful piece Tony. I think the darker wood for the background really makes the lighter wood jump forward and seem more 3dimensional and the weave more realistic. Nicely done and thanks for posting it.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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Brad_Nailor

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#10 posted 09-05-2007 08:22 PM

Beautiful board. That original project really started a fire!

-- http://www.facebook.com/pages/DSO-Designs/297237806954248

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mot

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#11 posted 09-05-2007 10:52 PM

Thanks, Tony! Wonderful work!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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Karson

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#12 posted 09-05-2007 11:54 PM

Great job and glad to see your Bird Cherry starting to show up in use.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#13 posted 09-06-2007 12:15 AM

you are FAST !!!

this is stunning… you obviously don’t need to be importing materials to create extraordinary beauty .

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Don

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#14 posted 09-06-2007 01:48 AM

Yep, got to make me some of those! Where did you get the ‘woodpecker brand”?

Very nice, Tony.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/

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Dan'um Style

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#15 posted 09-06-2007 02:04 AM

Looks like I’m going to make a couple more. Just so I can keep up ! >grin<

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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