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Spalted Pecan Live Edge Cutting Board + Pen

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Project by Kyle Nelson posted 05-10-2017 09:08 PM 560 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey everyone! It’s been a while since I’ve posted (life gets that way sometimes), but I figured you all would enjoy this project. I picked up some pecan logs a while back, milled them up (freehand, which was nerve wracking), and now I’m making some stuff out of the wood. The first project was a cutting board for the nice lady that told me about the fallen tree. I went ahead and turned a pen with some small scraps, so that made a cameo as well.

This wood was insane. Spalted, figured, beautiful stuff.

I made a project video for this one, and I’d really appreciate y’all checking it out! The link is here.

Thanks for looking!





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#1 posted 05-10-2017 10:43 PM

FANTASTIC!

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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#2 posted 05-11-2017 02:11 AM

Pecan is beautiful (as your board and pen show) but checks and cracks so much I don’t use it for much of anything. Did you run into that problem?

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Kyle Nelson

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#3 posted 05-11-2017 02:37 AM



Pecan is beautiful (as your board and pen show) but checks and cracks so much I don t use it for much of anything. Did you run into that problem?

- ColonelTravis

It had some minor checking on the outside edges, but nothing major. I must’ve just gotten a good piece because I’ve heard that about pecan as well.

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#4 posted 05-11-2017 01:44 PM

I sure wish it was a wood we could get just laying around up in Minnesota. It’s awesome stuff. This video makes me so excited to get that chainsaw mill I am planning on later this summer! There is just nothing better than taking a “throw away” fallen tree and turning it into something wonderful completely on your own.

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#5 posted 05-11-2017 05:41 PM

Gorgeous piece of wood; quite the find. It looks great!

My only concern would be using spalted wood for a “for-use” cutting board or other food handling item unless it is completely sealed and even then I would hesitate. Spalting is the direct result of fungal growth inherent to the decomposition process. That being said, I have not performed enough research to be absolutely certain in my stance. Has anyone fully researched this issue?

-- There are rarely any mistakes made in turning, but there are a lot of on-the-fly design modifications!

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Kyle Nelson

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#6 posted 05-11-2017 06:08 PM



Gorgeous piece of wood; quite the find. It looks great!

My only concern would be using spalted wood for a “for-use” cutting board or other food handling item unless it is completely sealed and even then I would hesitate. Spalting is the direct result of fungal growth inherent to the decomposition process. That being said, I have not performed enough research to be absolutely certain in my stance. Has anyone fully researched this issue?

- DCooksey

I looked into it a bit before I made it a cutting board instead of making it a “serving board” (primarily for a decorative purpose). Everything I found online said that spalted wood is likely safe because the fungi has died and can’t spread.

I’m not purporting to be an expert, but that’s what o found online.

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