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English Walnut Burl/Swirl Chopping Block

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Project by OregonBurls posted 10-01-2010 06:56 PM 1610 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When I cut into this one I was impressed by the pattern. It is English Walnut and Koa backing.
This is a big chopping block.

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





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JoshJock

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#1 posted 10-01-2010 07:04 PM

wow.. very nice! what kind of finish do you use for chopping boards?? I am assuming it has to be something non-toxic (of course don’t want grandma to turn green) and also long lasting… it is a beauty.

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

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OregonBurls

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#2 posted 10-01-2010 07:06 PM

Mineral oil is what I was turned on to. I pour the mineral oil on and to the finsh sanding with wt/dry sand paper.

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

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#3 posted 10-01-2010 07:55 PM

Very Nice!

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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Jonathan

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#4 posted 10-01-2010 08:09 PM

Wow, that is impressive, beautiful and has personality!

How big is this block?

-- 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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#5 posted 10-01-2010 08:11 PM

18×12 x 1 1/2

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

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robert triplett

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#6 posted 10-01-2010 08:21 PM

Your wood always makes beautiful projects. I think my next road trip has to head in your direction. Keep on Posting.
Robert (of course, you should know I have been known to cut up burl to make boxes!!)

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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OregonBurls

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#7 posted 10-01-2010 08:27 PM

You are welcome any time Robert!

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

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#8 posted 10-01-2010 10:49 PM

2 majestic boards!

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#9 posted 10-02-2010 04:13 AM

Great pieces Greg.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#10 posted 10-02-2010 07:40 PM

hi great pattern in your chopping boards the look great far to nice to be used for chopping up food on
i wish i could get my hands on some nice burl like that .

branch

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sedcokid

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#11 posted 10-04-2010 04:56 PM

This is another beautiful board. The Grain is magnificent!!
Thanks for sharing!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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