Black Locust End Grain Cutting Board

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Project by A.Scott posted 09-30-2016 05:04 PM 1722 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first end grain cutting board using Black Locust wood

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Richard W. Hyman Jr

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#1 posted 09-30-2016 08:36 PM

Pretty neat design.

-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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#2 posted 10-01-2016 12:35 AM

Very cool. I’ve been meaning to get my hands on some black locust lumber. In my area, most locust lumber gets sold as fence posts, but it really is a neat looking wood. Be great for outdoor furniture too, as well as cutting boards, I’m sure! Its so hard, and so rot resistant, with that nice deep brown color, it sort of reminds me of a tropical hardwood. I’m a bit surprised that it’s not more commonly used for furniture, honestly.

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#3 posted 10-01-2016 02:04 AM

Very interesting colour and grain, I like it.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#4 posted 10-01-2016 05:05 AM

Love it ! Nice job.

I’m curious though..I live in Pennsylvania and it seems that we have a lot of locust…but I never heard of black locust.

I cut a locust tree down for a friend and will never do it again. It was hard as bricks..and dulled my chain terribly.

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#5 posted 10-01-2016 12:11 PM

I suggest that you can up your design by planning the arrangement of the individual boards and the patterns they are going to make when you roll and/or flip the the first cut end-to-end.

This is what I did with some spalted hickory for a butcher block table for a client’s kitchen:

-- Dale

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