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Osage orange and curly maple cutting board

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Project by HoosierBoy87 posted 06-17-2017 06:19 AM 927 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First cutting board ever from osage and hard maple cut at home and milled in small boards on my bandsaw.

Tools used:
Craftsman 14 inch bandsaw
Porter cable 6 inch jointer
Handheld belt sander

-- Ross, Bloomington Indiana





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#1 posted 06-18-2017 12:56 AM

I like this a lot.

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#2 posted 06-18-2017 01:46 AM

Gypsy Alert!

-- Regards Robert

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#3 posted 06-18-2017 05:09 AM

Wow looks like that merkre dood is making the rounds, he’s had his shill post for stolen woodworking properties in 3 threads I’ve seen tonight.

Now that board just jumps up, slaps ya, and calls ya late to dinner. Interesting mix of woods. I like.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#4 posted 06-18-2017 02:09 PM

Thank you,
It does really pop right now with the yellow color of the Osage which I like. That should darken to a golden brown over time though, which may look even better.

-- Ross, Bloomington Indiana

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#5 posted 06-18-2017 04:46 PM

Nice! Love the contrast!

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#6 posted 06-18-2017 05:56 PM

Looks great now and I agree that it will still look good and maybe better once the Osage darkens to that gorgeous russet color.

One problem. You know how they say not to use glass or metal cutting boards because they are hard on knives? Since fully dry Osage is the approximate hardness of granite, you might have the same issue. ;-)

-- In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Thomas Jefferson

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#7 posted 06-18-2017 11:28 PM

I guess that’s possible, but I took a piece of older seasoned osage which is really hard and ran a knife across it with some significant force. It still will leave a scratch in the wood, but definitely not as much as other woods. The stuff is very hard, but I don’t know if I would put it up with stones like granite. Granite doesn’t have any give either where as wood (even Osage) does. I imagine it wouldn’t hurt the edge any cutting vegatable and stuff on it, but I could be wrong.

-- Ross, Bloomington Indiana

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#8 posted 06-18-2017 11:41 PM

Ross, I was joking. Wood isn’t going to harm a hardened knife steel, no matter how hard, unless it is full of silicates. That’s not generally a problem for Osage. The hardness, density and strength of Osage, however, should help that board hold up for a long time.

-- In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Thomas Jefferson

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#9 posted 06-18-2017 11:52 PM

Haha, I saw your post in the middle of doing something and was thinking to myself-there is no way osage is anywhere near as hard as granite. If I would have paid more attention I would have known you were joking…. Sorry, I’m not normally that naive -I swear :{

-- Ross, Bloomington Indiana

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#10 posted 06-18-2017 11:55 PM

And yes I bet it will hold up great as well. That’s partly why I wanted to make one out of it, the stuff definitely will take a beating.

-- Ross, Bloomington Indiana

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