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Project by rivergirl posted 1344 days ago 3006 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Live edge hardwood cutting board. Beautiful grain pattern has lots of “pop” This cutting board is approximately 2 feet long and 1 foot wide. Can be used as a cutting board, a serving platter,centerpiece or tablescape. This board is finished with natural food safe beeswax and boiled linseed oil.

Solid walnut platter, or centerpiece 18 inches long, 14 inches wide and 3 inches high. It has a deep rich patina with wonderful graining. Because the curved side of the log is used, this platter rises naturally 3 inches from the table top (no feet on the bottom of the platter.) It is finished in food safe beeswax/linseedoil.

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."





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SASmith

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#1 posted 1344 days ago

Nice work. That is some awesome grain on that cutting board.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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ellen35

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#2 posted 1344 days ago

Gorgeous piece of wood!
Unique board to say the least!
Love it!

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

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Arbo

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#3 posted 1344 days ago

That really is a nice looking piece of wood.

-- Paul, http://www.coriannslithos.com

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MayflowerDescendant

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#4 posted 1344 days ago

Nice pieces. As you pointed out, lovely grain. Love the rustic – takes me back to my pilgrim roots. Thanks for sharing and happy holidays!

-- Glen - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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peteg

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#5 posted 1344 days ago

Now thats what you call a cutting board, you have a good eye for the mother natures left overs & how to put them to good use, well done

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 1344 days ago

Kelly, you keep on amazing me. You’re more creative than you know and when you get your shop set up and some more tools there’s no telling what you will do, little sister. :)

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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grizzman

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#7 posted 1344 days ago

these have a great and wonderful grain pattern…there quite beautiful and do have that pop to them..apple makes me want one…

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

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donaldmee

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#8 posted 1344 days ago

love it! nice work and great wood, perfect use of natures gift.

-- donald mee

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sedcokid

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#9 posted 1344 days ago

Now that is a great piece of walnut! Looks great!

Thanks for sharing!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#10 posted 1344 days ago

Another nice project Kelly. Doesn’t walnut naturally split through the pith?

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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rivergirl

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#11 posted 1344 days ago

Thanks you guys. Something differerent – a way to use slabs during the winter months. Topa- so far no catastrophic splitting? I did use some epoxy on some smaller cracks on the underside to check the checking so to speak. I have had the wood inside the house drying for a long time, and the moisture content was below 12 percent when I put the finish on, however if it splits after I sell it, I will make a new one- no charge. :) I think the trick may be to keep it well oiled. I have added several coats of oil/beeswax and will keep saturating it. The wood does like to suck it up. :)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#12 posted 1344 days ago

The wood I cut here in WW, Water World, aka, Western WA, always has a check in teh pith when it is green! :-(( It is mostly red alder and big leaf maple. Maybe they grow too fast to have a good hard stable center like the contential climate hardwoods do??

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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rivergirl

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#13 posted 1344 days ago

Topo- You made me go and flip that piece up and take a good look at the end grain. Interestingly- (Or not? LOL) This slice of log appears to be all heartwood- but stops short of including the pithy center wood in the grain, and no outside sap wood on it either? Some minor checking- not deep nor wide on the end grain, but it seems stable at this juncture. So maybe the checking Gods will be with me, now that we have tempted fate. LOL- This really is a pretty piece- The pics are terrible- (my camera is really junky) so I will be sad if it dies a violent death by catastrophic checking. ;)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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jamsie

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#14 posted 1343 days ago

Lovely, lovely walnut!

-- Jamsie

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