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Project by DarrylJN posted 10-26-2011 02:59 AM 1562 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This zigzag board is 11-5/8×97/8×5/8 and is made from Lyptus, Paduak, Purpleheart, and White Oak. I treated both with General Finishes Salad Bowl Finishing Mix with some sanding in between coats.

-- Darryl ~ Waxhaw, NC





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#1 posted 10-26-2011 03:07 AM

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#2 posted 10-26-2011 05:43 AM

Really like the zig zag colors and design !! : )
I thought the Lyptus was Cherry at first and the dark marks were sap pockets as seen in Cherry quite often.

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#3 posted 10-26-2011 06:43 AM

The Chevron Pattern is very much back in Vogue…

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#4 posted 10-26-2011 03:57 PM

Yeah, the picture doesn’t really show how pink the Lyptus so it does kind of look like cherry. The other cutting board is from the same board so that might give you a better look at color.

-- Darryl ~ Waxhaw, NC

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#5 posted 10-26-2011 05:51 PM

Sweet.
Those Chevron patterns are always one of my favorite.

Good job, cranking them out.
Steve

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#6 posted 10-26-2011 11:44 PM

Thanks Steve!

-- Darryl ~ Waxhaw, NC

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#7 posted 10-27-2011 02:14 AM

The pink and purple , not so much…Looks kind of blah , or it could be the photo quality/ lighting.Try adding a lighter colored wood next to the Pheart to bring out its real color , and it would also bring out the pink (Lyptus) as well : )
Just a thought.

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#8 posted 10-27-2011 02:47 AM

To be quite honest, I’m not really feeling the striped one either. I expected it to come out differently with a bit more contrast.

-- Darryl ~ Waxhaw, NC

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#9 posted 10-27-2011 03:32 AM

Yup , my own boards that don’t come out the way I planned , get used daily , with no regard for knife marks ! LOL
Another learning experience is how I look at it.
I now place the woods side by side before any gluing commences and also apply finish to samples to get an idea how the finished product will look. In the end it saves time and materials : )
This is one board that I didn’t test the Mineral oil on first because I’ve used Padauk in the past and it held its color…but, not this time : ( http://lumberjocks.com/projects/24512
On occasion , some folks just want a board to cut on , so I give them one of my “off” boards : )

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#10 posted 10-27-2011 04:09 AM

Yeah, the woods looked pretty good side-by-side but then it just wasn’t the same after the salad bowl finishing mix was applied. I agree, it’s all a learning experience.

-- Darryl ~ Waxhaw, NC

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#11 posted 10-27-2011 10:55 AM

awesome cutting board, nice design !!!

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