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Project by DarrylJN posted 09-06-2011 02:24 AM 1787 views 6 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This cutting board is made from Mahogany and White Oak and weighs in at just under 5lbs. The dimensions are 14×12x1-1/8. I applied 5 to 6 coats of General Finishes Salad Bowl Finishing Mix with #0000 steel wool used in between. I’m not sure why I went with this pattern, must have been thinking parquet at that time!

-- Darryl ~ Waxhaw, NC





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wiser1934

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#1 posted 09-06-2011 04:24 AM

i like it. you were right about the parquet style,and looks great

-- wiser1934, new york

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Dusty56

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#2 posted 09-06-2011 05:03 AM

Where did you get the Brown Oak ?
The design looks good : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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DarrylJN

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#3 posted 09-06-2011 05:13 AM

A friend of mine gave me a bunch of “scrap wood” as he called it! One of those pieces was a good size block of that oak.

-- Darryl ~ Waxhaw, NC

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degoose

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#4 posted 09-06-2011 11:50 AM

I am so going to make one tomorrow…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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amagineer

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#5 posted 09-06-2011 01:01 PM

I like the pattern. I have never heard of brown oak. This CB should last a long time.

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#6 posted 09-06-2011 03:05 PM

Great looking cutting board!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Dusty56

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#7 posted 09-06-2011 04:15 PM

It looks like regular White Oak , which usually has a brownish color to it.
I didn’t know if you had purchased some English Brown Oak , which is actually brown due to a fungus.: )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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DarrylJN

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#8 posted 09-06-2011 04:15 PM

Amagineer,
I think it’s brown oak or that’s what my friend told me it was. I am still learning all of the different wood species so it could be something else!!! :)

-- Darryl ~ Waxhaw, NC

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DarrylJN

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#9 posted 09-06-2011 05:03 PM

I did put white oak next to it and it was definitely darker which is why I don’t think its white oak but it very well could be.

-- Darryl ~ Waxhaw, NC

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Dusty56

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#10 posted 09-06-2011 05:13 PM

I have all different shades of White Oak (mostly on the brownish side), and I can only compare its characteristics to the Red Oak that is native to my area : )
I used to work with a guy that thought Ash was White Oak : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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DarrylJN

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#11 posted 09-06-2011 05:41 PM

The only other thing worth mentioning is that it has these black streaks throughout the grain which is something I haven’t seen before. Does that give you any more insight into possible color? I have only been woodworking for less than a year and unless it has a sticker with the species, I have to really try and figure out what is what!!! When my friend gave me all of this scrap, I had to try and get my other friends to help me figure out what everything was! LOL!

-- Darryl ~ Waxhaw, NC

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Dusty56

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#12 posted 09-07-2011 04:10 AM

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/21108
Perfect example of White Oak color for ya : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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DarrylJN

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#13 posted 09-07-2011 04:51 AM

Yeah, I see that. It must just be White Oak then, thanks for clarifying that for me… now I know! :)

-- Darryl ~ Waxhaw, NC

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Dusty56

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#14 posted 09-07-2011 05:24 AM

You’re welcome …now you can teach the other guys too : )
Looking forward to more of your projects !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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DamnYankee

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#15 posted 09-11-2011 03:20 AM

Nice board … from the other side of the Queen City area.

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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