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My first end grain cutting board made of Brazilian woods

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Project by Menini posted 12-15-2016 08:47 PM 478 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi everyone!

This is my first endgrain cutting board made of several types of Brazilian woods. There are 11 types of wood, like Minas Gerais rosewood, ipê, angelim, pau-Pereira, bolo-leaf, eucalipto (the only that is not a Brazilian species), etc.

It is a very difficult method once my planer is not strong and very small (only 20 cm wide). But …

The cutting board is 25 cm x 19.5 cm x 2 cm. I added a little foot and it has 3,5 cm high. Finishing was mineral oil and beeswax.

Cheers!

-- Menini (https://www.facebook.com/muyraquita/) (https://www.instagram.com/muyraquita.artesanato/)





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recycle1943

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#1 posted 12-15-2016 10:50 PM

Well, I like it – it seems everybody wants dark colors with accents. Very nice
How did you attach the feet ? glue prior to oil ?

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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Menini

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#2 posted 12-16-2016 12:11 AM

Thanks! Yes, the feet were glued before the finishing. I used Titebond 3.

-- Menini (https://www.facebook.com/muyraquita/) (https://www.instagram.com/muyraquita.artesanato/)

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John

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#3 posted 12-16-2016 04:23 AM

Beautiful board! Nice woods you have in your country.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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Menini

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#4 posted 12-16-2016 03:26 PM

Thanks! The colors of Brazilian wood species are very diverse.

-- Menini (https://www.facebook.com/muyraquita/) (https://www.instagram.com/muyraquita.artesanato/)

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#5 posted 12-16-2016 08:15 PM

This cutting board is so beautiful and nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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Menini

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#6 posted 12-20-2016 05:29 PM

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MikeUT

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#7 posted 12-20-2016 10:24 PM

I am jealous of your wood selection! I love Brasil, my mother-in-law was born in Sao Paulo. How easy is it to get tools and lumber where you are? My wife’s family make it sound like wood working as a hobby isn’t very big in Brasil.

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Menini

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#8 posted 12-21-2016 02:06 PM

Hi Mike!

Unfortunately the woodworking is an uncommon hobby in Brasil. So, the resources are often scarce and/or geared towards the professionals.

I often use scrapwood from woodworking shops and reclaimed wood I find in some places. Some types of wood are very common, but other are seldom found and really expensive.

Regarding the tools, we can buy in hardware stores or on internet, but they often are expensive. Specially the tools that come from other countries, due to import taxes…

-- Menini (https://www.facebook.com/muyraquita/) (https://www.instagram.com/muyraquita.artesanato/)

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