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Project by Snookie posted 09-17-2011 01:03 AM 1366 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is a replica of a straight grain cutting board that I saw. I did it as an endgrain cutting board. It is made of hard maple and padauk!

-- Snookie, Jasper,GA





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degoose

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#1 posted 09-17-2011 01:13 AM

Simple elegant design… and in endgrain.. fabulous…

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

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JL7

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#2 posted 09-17-2011 01:29 AM

I like it – much more of a challege to do it with end grain….nicely done.

Jeff

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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Manitario

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#3 posted 09-17-2011 01:38 AM

very nice, I like the pattern of the maple.

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#4 posted 09-17-2011 03:26 AM

nicely done, go design with two different woods.

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

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Sam Shakouri

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#5 posted 09-17-2011 08:24 AM

Nice design and good work. It looks it is lifted with something. Is it part fo the design?

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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#6 posted 09-17-2011 04:49 PM

Well done, like the design! Love working with Paduak

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Dusty56

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#7 posted 06-25-2013 03:33 PM

Nice looking board : )
What finish did you use on it ? Is the Padauk also endgrain ? It doesn’t appear to be , in the photo. How thick is the board , and how long was it before cutting it into end-grain pieces ?

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

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Snookie

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#8 posted 06-27-2013 05:07 PM

On this board I used mineral oil, but I’ve switched to grapeseed oil. Mineral oil never really dries unless it has a beeswax in it. I started using walnut oil which does dry to a nice finish, but when I starting selling my cutting boards is when I switched to grapeseed oil. Some people can be allergic to nuts, so I didn’t want to take any chances!!!! Grapeseed oil was suggested by Larry!!!! He’s my go to man for cutting boards!!! The boards started out 36”, and the finished board is 1.25” thick. The padauk is not end grain. I had a bad problem with the padauk “bleeding”, so I don’t use it very much anymore!!!!

-- Snookie, Jasper,GA

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Dusty56

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#9 posted 06-28-2013 03:28 AM

I just made some CB’s in my air conditioned shop and soaked them with Mineral Oil. When I brought them outside for delivery , with all of this heat and humidity we’ve been having , the oil started bleeding right back out of the boards. I couldn’t wipe it off fast enough ! Never heard of the grapeseed oil being used on CB’s. How does it hold up ? Does it change the color of the woods at all , or just enhance them like M.Oil ? I am allergic to different nuts, especially Walnuts, so I never chanced using the oil on my boards. That Padauk has a mind of its own. Sometimes I can use it with no issues , and other times it’s a pain in the butt. Overall, I like it when it holds its color. A very nice accent wood : )

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

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Snookie

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#10 posted 06-28-2013 09:03 PM

Those boards are beautiful!!!!! The grapeseed oil enhances the color of the wood just like mineral oil, but it dries!!!!

-- Snookie, Jasper,GA

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Dusty56

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#11 posted 06-29-2013 03:53 AM

Thanks for the compliment and the info. Those boards , I had good luck with the Padauk holding its color. I have had others turn very dark on me. You’d never know it was Padauk to look at it.


The outer pieces are Padauk, followed by Maple and then Purpleheart. In the end , the Padauk was darker than the PHeart , which kind of spoiled my original outlook and color scheme.

I’ll have to look around for some grapeseed oil and give it a whirl : )

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

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