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First attempts at cutting boards. Used mesquite from a local supplier. Finished with salad bowl finish/mineral spirits.
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#1 posted 01-17-2011 06:20 PM
Very nice. And here I am in Arizona and can look out my window and see a Mesquite tree in my front yard and didn’t even think of making a cutting board out of Mesquite. Great idea and guess I had better get busy making one or two or…And Welcome aboard. You might put where you live on your profile.“Dawg”
#2 posted 01-17-2011 06:49 PM
Thanks. I’ll update my profile.
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#3 posted 01-17-2011 07:33 PM
Dabilene… nice boards. How is that mesquite to cut? They look great by themselves and might look real good with other species. Like meat, fish, chicken. :)
-- tim hill www.newcalshop.com
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#4 posted 01-17-2011 08:22 PM
Really nice boards. The grain patterns are amazing.
-- Measure, cut, curse, repeat.
#5 posted 01-17-2011 09:12 PM
Very nice to cut. No issues at all. I’m going to make some maple/walnut boards next, so then I’ll have something to compare it to.
I searched and couldn’t find any examples of mesquite end grain boards. Anybody know any reasons not to use for this?
#6 posted 01-17-2011 09:36 PM
I think it depends on how dense the grain is. Or if there are any toxins or resins in the wood that would cause a problem, but I really don’t know. I too am interested in the answer.
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#7 posted 01-17-2011 09:52 PM
Awesome looking boards. Mesquite is such a great smoking wood to cook with and now cut on. Only thing I read during my brief research is the Mesquite is a top allergen producer of pollen in the western states and that some people do display allergic reactions to the wood itself, either from food cooked with it or breathing the dust. But that seems to be true with all woods. Anyway, great boards.
-- Wilton, Phoenixville PA http://kimbertonwoodworks.com
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#8 posted 04-19-2011 06:57 AM
Great boards Dabilene! I am somewhat fond of mesquite. I think mesquite boards are hard to find because mesquite is usually only available in certain areas. Like the local sawyer you bought yours from. It is one of the best woods in the world to use for this application….stable and extremely hard.
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#9 posted 06-23-2012 10:00 PM
Beautiful work on the cutting boards
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#10 posted 07-11-2012 03:06 AM
I am getting ready to make a CB out of Mesquite. Living here in AZ, it is one of my favorite woods. So it is top of my list to do. Great Job!
#11 posted 07-11-2012 03:08 AM
What are the dementions? How thick is the CB on the left?
#12 posted 07-12-2012 09:23 PM
The thicker board is approx 1.5 inches thick.
These have performed well. I oil them the same as I do my maple boards. I haven’t noticed any difference.
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