Walnut and Purple Heart Cutting Board

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Project by Brandon posted 03-12-2011 04:06 PM 6284 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Traditional style cutting board primarily made out of walnut with two strips of purple heart to accent it. I glued the cutting board together and ran it through the planer. I used a 1/4” roundover bit on the edges and sanded the whole thing down to 320. Then I applied a combination of beeswax and mineral oil to finish it off.

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#1 posted 03-12-2011 04:22 PM

i like it..very nice

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#2 posted 03-12-2011 04:46 PM

Very nice Brandon! I like the accent colors and finish!

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#3 posted 03-12-2011 05:44 PM

Looks Awesome, Great job!

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#4 posted 03-12-2011 09:26 PM

Looks great !
One thing that I have found with Purpleheart is that over time , it will also become brown-ish , (similar to the Walnut ), depending on the finish used and exposure to sunlight.
I try to keep them seperated by using accent strips of a lighter color wood , which helps the eye to see the purple better : )
Keep up the good work : )
Looking back , I should have used Maple accent strips to highlight the Walnut /PHeart on this board as well.

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#5 posted 03-13-2011 01:35 AM

Simple and effective. Why hide that beautiful grain with an end grain design.

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#6 posted 03-13-2011 03:29 AM

I agree…simple and beautiful. I really like the lighter sapwood of the walnut along with all the grain.

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#7 posted 03-13-2011 05:44 AM

Nice job Brandon it looks great !

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#8 posted 03-13-2011 10:25 AM

Looks fantastic from here!!

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#9 posted 03-14-2011 05:21 PM

very nice!

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