Mesquite slab cutting boards

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Project by doubleG469 posted 07-31-2017 05:05 PM 832 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hand split some mesquite i have and planed them into cutting boards for some friends. They are large and left natural. Will put some oil on them and then they are done.

-- Gary, Texas

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#1 posted 07-10-2017 08:39 PM

Consider making end grain cutting boards with what you have.

It seems a shame to use such nice wood on a face grain cutting board. I used a hickory slab and made this cutting board table for a client. A face grain cutting board would not have the character I achieved through the planning of how the pieces would look after the second glue-up.

There are plenty of how-to videos on UTube which will teach you in short order.

Here’s the top of the hickory table, which spalted in the log before it was sawn into 8/4 slabs. The light shapes are from sapwood. I took into account how much sapwood there was before I made my first glue-up.

-- Dale

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#2 posted 07-11-2017 12:59 PM

Thanks Dale, I thought about the end grain option but everyone wanted long grain slabs. I think they want more display than use. I have a small pile of decent size mesquite so I am going to cut some and hand split them into usable boards then try the end grain. I will post pics when I get started.

-- Gary, Texas

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