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English Walnut Chopping Block

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Project by OregonBurls posted 09-24-2010 07:36 PM 1658 views 0 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey everyone. I just finished my first book match chopping block out of English Walnut and Honduran Mahogany. It took a bizzzian hours sanding. The Walnut is hard hard hard! Being new to actual wood working, it was fun. This was made out of one of my scrap pieces and I was surprised by the figure. Lots of black lines that are marbled. It is about 14” x 9” x 1” I finished it with Teak Oil.

-- Greg, Southern Oregon, www.oregonburls.com What can I say but God Is Good!





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sedcokid

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#1 posted 09-24-2010 07:42 PM

Very nice, the grain pattern is beautiful!!

Thanks for sharing!!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#2 posted 09-24-2010 07:47 PM

That’s mother nature at her finest.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 09-24-2010 09:37 PM

That is a nice cutting board!!

Hey, did you notice that it looks like there are two eys, a nose, mustache and a mouth with overbite teeth staring back?? Or am I just looking too deep at this wonderful piece? I know you have to see it in the pic!!!

-- GX

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mafe

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#4 posted 09-24-2010 09:40 PM

It’s a beautiful cuttin board, looks like a big wonderful jucy beefsteeak, hmmmmmmmmmm.
And I can see the face also, but I think he looks like a chinese or a lion man!
Best thoughts,
MaFe

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#5 posted 09-24-2010 09:58 PM

Wonderful wood, great project.

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JoshJock

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#6 posted 09-24-2010 10:58 PM

love it! what kind of finish did you use???

-- "Does this lathe makes my butt look big?"

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OregonBurls

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#7 posted 09-24-2010 11:07 PM

I used Teak oil.

-- Greg, Southern Oregon, www.oregonburls.com What can I say but God Is Good!

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Ryan

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#8 posted 09-24-2010 11:14 PM

It’s really wonderful grain.
Is teak oil good for cutting board?

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MOJOE

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#9 posted 09-25-2010 12:14 AM

Nice new take on endgrain boards…..didn’t think of a bookmatched piece like this. Thanks

-- Measuring twice and cutting once only works if you read the tape correctly!

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#10 posted 09-25-2010 12:19 AM

that is a beautiful board there…love the wood…really like the shape…not bad for a cheechocko…..lol…i know you remember that one….lol…grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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OregonBurls

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#11 posted 09-25-2010 01:53 AM

I figured that the teak will dry and then I can put veg oil on it. I really didn’t know if Teak was the right stuff.

-- Greg, Southern Oregon, www.oregonburls.com What can I say but God Is Good!

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#12 posted 09-25-2010 02:27 AM

Great looking-a terrific use of that beautiful grain.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#13 posted 09-25-2010 05:08 AM

Great bookmatch on the first board : )
Don’t use vegetable oil on it , as it will become rancid with time. Mineral oil would be best and least expensive.

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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OregonBurls

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#14 posted 09-25-2010 06:21 AM

Thanks Dusty! I will do that.

-- Greg, Southern Oregon, www.oregonburls.com What can I say but God Is Good!

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lightweightladylefty

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#15 posted 09-25-2010 06:47 AM

Greg,

Are you going to let anyone cut on that gorgeous board?

I’ve read that any finish is “food-safe” if you allow it to cure sufficiently.

Thanks for posting.

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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