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Project by Mark posted 1647 days ago 1458 views 0 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well extremely jealous I am of the cutting boards on this website so with the excess wood of the bookshelf I am making for my daughter I managed to take a whack at it. The woods used are Maple and bloodwood. To finish it off I used nothing but good ol’ veggie oil to seal it. I still envy everyone elses. Any comments or tips are welcome! Thanx!

-- My purpose in life: Making sawdust





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Rick Dennington

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#1 posted 1647 days ago

Greetings bud: Now you shouldn’t say that about your boards. That one looks mighty good to me. Besides…..... it’s a good way to get rid of some scraps and practice, too. One thing I’ve heard about bloodwood tho: they bleed (?). Not sure, cause I’ve never used it. You should of used mineral oil, though, cause if someone with hemmoroids used it, it would be “soothing” to the end…........ I use intestinal oil to coat the innards….. lol.

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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#2 posted 1647 days ago

lmao….ya alot of people say mineral oil but its toxic isnt it? and a fellow woodworker of mine has always used veg oil and he a health nut so he convinced me to use it. I’m proud f my work but theres just so many other boards on this site that its nothing like the others…hense mine didn’t take too long to make I’m sure it take quite a while for the others. I haven’t noticed any bleeding with it yet but I’ll post you if it does.

-- My purpose in life: Making sawdust

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PurpLev

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#3 posted 1647 days ago

very nice board Mark – I like the design. you should give yourself a little more credit ;)

that said, I wouldn’t use bloodwood for a cutting board – it’s no a food safe specie. some people are sensitive to it, and it can cause some severe allergic reactions.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#4 posted 1647 days ago

purplev: gotcha…thx for the tip ;)

-- My purpose in life: Making sawdust

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mtkate

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#5 posted 1647 days ago

It’s a nice board, Mark. From what I saw before, you are already as good as others…

Mineral oil is not toxic – I buy it in the pharmacy. It makes me laugh to apply something one might use for constipation to the board but it’s great stuff. Then I wax it later with a mineral oil/paraffin wax mix.

I wasn’t aware that bloodwood was not entirely food safe – maybe research it to see how you would know if someone could be allergic.

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#6 posted 1647 days ago

ya i was clueless about that too..but gotta stay safe …thx for the comment buddy!

-- My purpose in life: Making sawdust

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Rick Dennington

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#7 posted 1647 days ago

Hey bud, Purplev is plus 1. That’s what I had heard….couldn’t remember, but knew it was something like that. I’ve used mineral oil on all my boards, and it is NOT toxic. People take it all the time. I drink a 1/2 glass of mineral oil and 1/2 glass of orange juice to take care things in the innards. When I had hemmoroid surgery about 12 years ago, they made you drink that combo before going home. Nasty!!!!!!!!, but it works…...... If you don’t drink it, you’ll scream everytime you go to the toilet…... take my word…......... lol

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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#8 posted 1647 days ago

sorry…im thinking mineral spirits

i pray not to get hemmoroids…its bad enough having the ring of fire…lol

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#9 posted 1647 days ago

Hey bud, check out these crappy boards I made. These are just a few, will proove that mine ain’t no better than yours. You just have to come up with different designs. And try to use maple, walnut, and cherry. Stay away drom open-grain wood like oak. Purpleheart is a real good wood on boards.

http://i635.photobucket.com/albums/uu73/RickDennington/100_0862.jpg

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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#10 posted 1647 days ago

what are you talking about rick??? those ones top mine. hands down

-- My purpose in life: Making sawdust

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#11 posted 1647 days ago

i’ll make better ones when i get around to it im still building crazy amounts of furniture right now…when i calm down in the shop and whip out the scrap wood i’ll get creative with the cutting boards

-- My purpose in life: Making sawdust

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#12 posted 1647 days ago

That’s the good attitude you need. Just let that noggin you got cut on do the thinking. Creation is only a thought away. And my boards don’t top yours, either. They’ll pass, but that’s about it. I guess they sell ok…..
my wife wants me to make some more to put in her beauty shop…..... she sold a few over the holidays…..money…....... but I got other projects that need attention now…...... more money….....lol

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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#13 posted 1647 days ago

Hey bud, just remember….......... don’t use mineral spirits on them…....... mineral OIL…......

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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wookie

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#14 posted 1647 days ago

Mark, just like Red Green says,’‘If she don’t find ya handsome… then let her find ya handy!” lol

-- Wookie=Wood Rookie

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#15 posted 1647 days ago

The board looks good to me Mark. I’ve never made one. I do have a little piece of software that lets you design your cutting boards. I’ll try to attach it zipped up. .... OK i have no idea how to attach the file :) If anyone wants it send me your email and I’ll send it out.

-- Canadian Wood Chuck (Bruce)

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