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Two cheesboards and a knife

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Project by JoeinDE posted 1663 days ago 1155 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had some strips that I had ripped with the intention of making segmented bracelets, but I ran out of time and energy for that so I decided to use them for cheeseboards. They are both maple, yellowheart, padauk and rosewood. Butcher block oil was used for the finish. The knife scales are that same unknown wood that I used in one of the segmented bracelets that I made (I called it monkeywood). The knife scales were done completely with hand tools (pull saw for ripping, coping saw and scapers). The finish is oil and bees’ wax.

-- A bad craftsmen blames his cheap #$%ing tools





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dustyal

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#1 posted 1663 days ago

Nice work… I like the wood combo’s. Reminds me, I keep wanting to do a pizza paddle to lift pizza out of the oven…

Nicely done on the knife handle… that is good looking. Is it a new handle on old knife, or is that a new blade, too?

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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JoeinDE

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#2 posted 1663 days ago

It is a new blade. I bought the kit from Woodcraft.

-- A bad craftsmen blames his cheap #$%ing tools

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richgreer

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#3 posted 1663 days ago

Nice work.

I have always been concerned about using exotic wood on anything that may make contact with food. I know that I have a bad reaction to contact with the dust from Honduran rosewood and other people also have problems with different rosewoods. I’ve never heard of any problems with maple, padauk or yellowheart. Do you have any concerns about using a rosewood in this context? Perhaps the finish adequately addresses the concern.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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JoeinDE

357 posts in 1921 days


#4 posted 1663 days ago

Rich – I thought about reactions with the rosewood, but people use other rose products in cooking without problems(rose hips, rose water) so I hoped that there wouldn’t be a problem with the rosewood.

-- A bad craftsmen blames his cheap #$%ing tools

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Dennisgrosen

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#5 posted 1662 days ago

looking good
Dennis

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