Zebra and Pink Ivory Board

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Project by Chefdavid posted 09-12-2010 09:21 PM 2659 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Wanted to build something different that I have not seen before. So Zebra and Pink Ivory board had my number. Most likely one of a kind! It is finished with food grade Mineral Oil. My customer just loves it! Thanks for allowing me to share it with you.

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#1 posted 09-12-2010 09:43 PM

This is very well done and very interesting.

Does the mineral oil darken the wood? I ask because the zebra is darker than what I have seen and worked with.

This is one of the few times I have seen pick ivory used. It is so expensive (over $100/bf). Are these solid pieces of pink ivory that go all the way through? I can only guess at the size but it looks like you could have about 1 bf of pink ivory in this board if it goes all the way through.

I own some pink ivory and I am waiting for that very special project where money is not an issue.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#2 posted 09-12-2010 09:56 PM

Yes Rich, mineral oil does darken the wood. The more you put on the darker it gets.

Chefdavid, very unusual board, I have never seen Pink Ivory and think it will come in handy for Intarsia projects that calls for pink. Will keep that in mind and keep an eye out for a small piece of this wood. Thanks for posting.

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#3 posted 09-12-2010 10:27 PM

Yes Richgreer the pink ivory goes all the way through and yes it is expensive. I purchased 1×1x12 pieces. At first I was surprise how dark the zebra wood was with the mineral oil, but the more I look at it and let it set the more I liked it. Bearpie, I purchased the pink ivory from, they have a great selection of products!

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#4 posted 09-12-2010 11:09 PM

I love the bookmatching of the grains…

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#5 posted 09-13-2010 01:36 AM

Very unique and visually effective design. I love the texture as it almost looks like a textile.

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#6 posted 09-13-2010 02:36 PM

Wow! What an interesting pairing of woods. Really unique…

That is out of the box on something so simple.

Thanks for showing this one!


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#7 posted 09-14-2010 04:02 AM

very nice job

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