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End grain cutting board number 3

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Project by amagineer posted 1201 days ago 1038 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This cutting board was made for my father for his kitchen sink. It is made from African Teak and Jatoba. This was the hardest board I have made, because of the amount of sanding that had to be done by hand. I think Jatoba is close to being petrified. The board measures 15” x 16” x 1” and would not fit in my planer.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!





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robert triplett

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#1 posted 1201 days ago

Very nice board. Jotoba is very hard. It is not a lot of fun to turn on a lathe either. Those squares must be around 3/4”. That size looks good for that board.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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amagineer

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#2 posted 1201 days ago

yes you are right about the size of the jotoba. Because it was so hard I had to hand sand it and the African teak would sand away before the jotoba, leaving a slight bump on the jotoba. But, bumps give it character.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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