Christmas gift - walnut cutting board.

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Project by Broglea posted 10-27-2010 11:48 AM 2541 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A while back I was at the mill and picked up this #1 grade walnut cheap with the intent of turning it into a cutting board. As time went by I lost interest in that project and moved on to other things. A week ago my sister-in-law hinted she wanted a cutting board for Christmas, so I knew exactly what to do. I dug out the wood and started to cut out all the imperfections. I ended up with this. I think she will like it. Finished with mineral oil.

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#1 posted 10-27-2010 01:05 PM

Sap wood make a crazy pattern… I like it…

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#2 posted 10-27-2010 01:56 PM

Great looking board.

I haven’t joined the Cutting Board club but will be shortly….

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#3 posted 10-27-2010 02:02 PM

That’s a nice gift and an unusual design. Good Work!

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#4 posted 10-27-2010 03:49 PM

Love how you used the sapwood to make it more than just a functional piece.

-- John

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#5 posted 10-27-2010 04:07 PM

Sometimes the inclusion of sapwood really pays off, as it has here.

Great job aligning it into this most interesting pattern.

OK, so that’s one gift down… how many more to go? ;)

-- 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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#6 posted 10-27-2010 04:31 PM

I love the way the sap wood looks in this cutting board!

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#7 posted 10-27-2010 07:54 PM

That’s such a great pattern in the wood. Great job putting it together

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#8 posted 10-27-2010 09:18 PM

Beautiful pattern arrangement.

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#9 posted 10-28-2010 04:39 AM

awesome use of that sap wood!!! one of a kind for sure!!

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#10 posted 05-08-2011 10:42 PM

cool design…!

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