Walnut and Myrtle cuttingboard

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Project by Kuffy posted 12-15-2016 10:15 AM 878 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finished making four end grain cuttingboards early this morning made from American Walnut and Victorian Myrtle.

Size is approximately 450×300 x 33.5 (+10.5mm for the rubber feet).

Soaked in mineral oil for about 10 minutes and let dry for 8 hours. Then I applied a four parts mineral oil to one part Australian beeswax mix to the boards. I applied this mix when it was extremely hot out of the pan. It was only while I was applying the mix to the third board that I realised I should have made a “rag on a stick” to apply the finish WITHOUT burning my fingers…live n burn, err I mean live n learn :D


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#1 posted 12-15-2016 12:27 PM

Beautiful… love the pattern!

-- Lalen, Texas. "If it looks straight, it is straight" Jimmy Diresta

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#2 posted 12-15-2016 01:43 PM

Looks pretty nice! I’ll support Lalen,pattern is just perfect. Great cutting board!

-- Vladimir , Serbia/Finland ,

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#3 posted 12-15-2016 03:00 PM

very nice

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#4 posted 12-15-2016 03:16 PM

beautiful pattern and the woodgrains – color combi is perfect.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#5 posted 12-15-2016 05:54 PM

Great planning for the layout of the growth rings!

-- Dale

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#6 posted 12-15-2016 10:24 PM

This board has an interesting pattern and you’ve done a fine job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#7 posted 12-15-2016 11:35 PM

Thanks guys. I like a bit of Walnut sapwood. It’s an easy way to create interest in a piece.


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#8 posted 12-16-2016 10:01 AM

Thanks for posting!

Beautiful work and nice craftsmanship.

I’m going to “plagiarize” your pattern somewhat. I ran out of maple, but have cherry and walnut left over in a pretty good amount. I didn’t want to make a run to the mill (an hour away) just for maple and don’t want to spend the money on more walnut and cherry to justify the trip (those 3 species are very expensive here in Germany, so when I go it’s usually 250 to 300 Euro for a batch of wood), so your pattern saves the day. Thanks again!

-- TT

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#9 posted 12-17-2016 02:36 AM

Beautiful board.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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