Cutting Board

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Project by Phil53 posted 1522 days ago 1689 views 2 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

End grain cutting board, the wood is Bowdark. It is about 12” square. Very heavy.

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#1 posted 1522 days ago

nice grain

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#2 posted 1522 days ago

Nice board

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#3 posted 1522 days ago

Good looking board. I’m not familiar with that kind of wood.

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#4 posted 1522 days ago

Nice looking board and I especially like the end grain patterns.

-- -Gerry, Hereford, AZ ” A really good woodworker knows how the hide his / her mistakes.”

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#5 posted 1522 days ago

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 1522 days ago

learn something new everyday..osage is looks terrific as endgrain..great job

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#7 posted 1522 days ago

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 1522 days ago

bet it was hard on the planer, beautiful board!

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#9 posted 1522 days ago

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…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#10 posted 1522 days ago

Very neat. It’s a cacophony of end grain….

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#11 posted 1522 days ago

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?

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#12 posted 1522 days ago

I really like the look of this cutting board. I wish this wood grew here.

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#13 posted 1520 days ago

I love the tight contrast between the different grain layers. Really nice effect.

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#14 posted 1520 days ago

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 1386 days ago

gorgeous cutting board, I’ll have to try and get some of that wood up here in Canada.

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