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End grain cutting board, the wood is Bowdark. It is about 12” square. Very heavy.
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#1 posted 06-26-2010 04:42 PM
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#2 posted 06-26-2010 05:00 PM
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#3 posted 06-26-2010 05:29 PM
Good looking board. I’m not familiar with that kind of wood.
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#4 posted 06-26-2010 05:53 PM
Nice looking board and I especially like the end grain patterns.
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#5 posted 06-26-2010 06:28 PM
How neat! An osage orange cutting board. I may have to try that myself… I bet it is sturdy!!
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#6 posted 06-26-2010 06:53 PM
learn something new everyday..osage is bowdark..it looks terrific as endgrain..great job
#7 posted 06-26-2010 07:03 PM
ken90712 you might know this as Osage Orange. It is native to this area (TX, OK, AK). I call it Osage Orange when I want to impress someone. I didn’t know that it was call Osage Orange till a couple of years ago.
The grain does stand out on this wood and it is sturdy.
Thanks for the comments everyone.
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#8 posted 06-26-2010 10:20 PM
bet it was hard on the planer, beautiful board!
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#9 posted 06-26-2010 10:28 PM
We get a lot of OO here in Queensland… never seen it used for a cutting board before … crazy grain patterns..Definitely different..I do like it…Larry
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#10 posted 06-27-2010 01:34 AM
Very neat. It’s a cacophony of end grain….
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#11 posted 06-27-2010 01:36 AM
I like this board, it just seems that making it entirely of osage orange would be hard on your knives if it was for everyday use with a Janka hardness of 2040.
I like the randomness of the grain and color variation here though.
What did you finish it with?
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#12 posted 06-27-2010 02:26 AM
I really like the look of this cutting board. I wish this wood grew here.
Erwin, Jacksonville, FL
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#13 posted 06-28-2010 05:11 PM
I love the tight contrast between the different grain layers. Really nice effect.
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#14 posted 06-28-2010 11:53 PM
I grew up calling that a ‘horse-apple’ tree. Another spelling is ‘Bois D’arc’ and pronounced bo-dark.Wikipedia has a pretty interesting history on it.
By the way, very nice board
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#15 posted 11-10-2010 12:31 AM
gorgeous cutting board, I’ll have to try and get some of that wood up here in Canada.
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