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Project by wellington posted 08-01-2010 02:38 AM 2013 views 5 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

No big projects in the works currently… so I’m killing my free time making cutting boards.

11.25” x 14.75” x 2”, 9.5 lbs. – padauk and jatoba.

I ended up rounding the edges of my last batch, and they looked wonderful and were received quite well… so I’ll probably do that again… who knows… Planning isn’t exactly my strong suit.

Update – The colors changed so much after it was oiled, that I posted another picture (granted, said picture doesn’t really do it justice… but I posted it regardless). The padauk turned an almost bloody red color and the jatoba darkened up quite a bit… I’ll definitely be using both of these again in the future.

-- I want to be a space ship when I grow up.

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#1 posted 08-01-2010 03:01 AM

I hate having time on my hands.

Nice looking board. Nice looking woods. Nice design. Nice clean glue-up.
I like it.

Good job,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#2 posted 08-01-2010 11:03 AM

Nice subtle shades, good board.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#3 posted 08-01-2010 05:22 PM

Great choice of woods. I really like the colors together. Thanks for sharing.

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#4 posted 08-01-2010 07:10 PM

Steve – tell me about it… it kinda stains them green ;)

Brit & Richard – thanks so much! I was a little worried about the extreme orangeness of the padauk… but it’s pretty okay. Now I’m kinda stoked about the rest that I still have.

-- I want to be a space ship when I grow up.

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#5 posted 08-09-2010 02:23 AM

I like the color arrangement.
From the practical point of view, I prefer soft wood for FLAT grain cutting board
than real hard wood like jatoba or padauk. A little softer wood is more generous
for the blade and tends to chip out less, I think.
But who’s gonna use this for daily chopping? lol

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#6 posted 08-09-2010 02:49 AM

ryan -

i can definitely agree with the softer wood, generally i don’t use stuff like this… i used these particular woods, because i had never worked with them before, and i wanted to get my eye in on how easy they were to work with, how they finished… etc.

i sure hope whoever ends up with this one uses it for daily chopping! that’s the point of it :)

-- I want to be a space ship when I grow up.

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#7 posted 08-14-2010 03:45 AM


-- Rick

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