First Long grain board

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Project by Nick_Osbourne posted 11-01-2010 05:43 AM 1702 views 5 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was in the middle of making a shelf the other day and got frustrated so I decided to take a break and make this for a friend that I owed him one. This is my first laminated long grain board like this and I’m pretty happy with it. I had some scraps lying around and thought the colours looked nice together. Also, this is the first time I’ve made a mineral oil/ beeswax mix and I really like it. I may be converted!

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#1 posted 11-01-2010 05:51 AM

It really looks great. What are the two contrasting woods? It looks kinda like Maple and Purple Heart. None the less – the finish is fantastic (so is the workmanship). How many coats of finish did you apply?

-- JoeR Nothing that I could make will ever be perfect but I'll use it anyway.

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#2 posted 11-01-2010 05:58 AM

Thanks! You’re right about the wood, and it’s walnut on the ends. I gave it three coats (the first being purely mineral oil, no wax). Like I said, this was my first time using a finish like this so I hope it wasn’t overkill. Fingers crossed.

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#3 posted 11-01-2010 12:55 PM

Nick, this is a nice looking cutter. You chose a complimentary set of woods in its construction. I haven’t used the beeswax finish yet but will probably give it a try.

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#4 posted 11-01-2010 01:41 PM


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

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#5 posted 11-01-2010 01:42 PM

Looks great!
Thanks for posting

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#6 posted 11-01-2010 01:57 PM

Looks awesome!

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#7 posted 11-01-2010 02:05 PM

That’s purty. A very nice combination of woods and sizes.

Good job,

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#8 posted 11-01-2010 05:58 PM

That looks great. Almost too great. I made one similar to that about a year ago with the maple, Purple Heart and walnut. I thought maybe you stole mine. I had to go see if it was still there. I think the colors go together great.

-- Tim - I usally measure twice after I cut......then I know for sure that I cut it short.....

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