Purple, Walnut and Maple Cutting Boards

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Project by JoshIndy posted 10-26-2010 04:34 AM 1383 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s some cutting boards I made as Christmas presents. We liked em so much we kept the one in the 3rd picture. All about 7/8 inches thick (except the little guy, it’s about 1/2”).

1st picture and 6th are cherry, walnut, and purpleheart.
pictures 2-4 are maple, walnut and purple.
picture 5 is just maple and purple.

All treated with butcher block oil until I discovered the wonders of how cheap mineral oil is from the pharmacy. Now I use Kroger or CVS brand mineral oil.

-- People are like tea bags. You find out how strong they are when you put them in hot water. -Eleanor Roosevelt

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#1 posted 10-26-2010 06:03 AM

Hey cool designs…

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

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robert triplett

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#2 posted 10-26-2010 06:45 AM

Nice boards! I like using Purpleheart because of the color and the hardness of the wood. It does go well with the other woods. I would have kept the 3rd one also.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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#3 posted 10-26-2010 12:24 PM

You can’t beat those wood combinations. They still produce the prettiest boards… and some of the hardest!
Nice work!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#4 posted 10-26-2010 03:56 PM


I am guessing that you saw the videos from the Wood Whisperer on this? Just curious why you didn’t go with the end grain cutting board?

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#5 posted 10-26-2010 05:01 PM

Very nice boards. I like the wood combinations.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#6 posted 10-27-2010 12:11 AM

I’ve only actually seen 1-2 of the wood whisperer’s videos….not one on cutting boards. The woods looked neat, the patterns just ‘happened’...cut the strips of wood out and just sort of layed them out that way. I may try an end grain board next…these are just a lot easier.

-- People are like tea bags. You find out how strong they are when you put them in hot water. -Eleanor Roosevelt

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#7 posted 10-27-2010 12:18 AM

Nice combination of woods.


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#8 posted 01-01-2011 01:02 AM

I like 5 & 6 the best…...keep trying , there’s no end to the combinations you can produce : )
Happy New Year !

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