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Project by Bob Kollman posted 11-13-2011 08:03 AM 2246 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Some fun projects, I don’t often work with the pricey South American woods, or spalted
maple. It’s just too expensive. It is still expensive even for cutting boards, but it is a
lot of fun combining the different color woods. One guy thought The yellow heart was
a painted board…LOL…The first two boards were made of Sapele, yellow heart. blood wood,
walnut, maple. The second picture is spalted maple & walnut checker board, the 3rd
is spalted wormy maple & Walnut, 4th I like the best, the 5th is cherry, sixth is oak.

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.





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ShaneA

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#1 posted 11-13-2011 08:12 AM

Nice boards, should there be concern on the spalted wood and food contact? Very pretty either way.

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degoose

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#2 posted 11-13-2011 12:52 PM

I like them but am a little concerned regarding the spalted maple.. Spalting is caused by bacteria… not a good idea with cutting boards.. sealed trays and boxes are ok..

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

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SPalm

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#3 posted 11-13-2011 01:10 PM

Very very nice Bob.
Way to crank ‘em out.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Karson

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#4 posted 11-13-2011 03:40 PM

Some great looking boards. Nice designs

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Bob Kollman

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#5 posted 11-13-2011 06:34 PM

Larry, Shane, I thought about that, the wormy Maple also has nice little holes that can’t be cleaned,
I also thought is a person with a nut allergy going to react to walnut wood. Seems to me
that the bigger threat would come from the boards not being cleaned properly. Or that in
the wormy maple that the holes might present a good place for bacteria to grow. Also all
my wood is Kiln Dried, all bacteria will die at about 140 degrees…that 60 centigrade. The
kiln dried wood is heated to 160-200 degrees, as a matter of industry standard
all bacteria, and insects should be eradicated. As for using walnut, the person would have
to be hyper alergic, because anything chopped on the board could only pick up trace
amounts on the wood surface.

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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nailbanger2

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#6 posted 11-13-2011 06:56 PM

Bob, while most bacteria will be killed at a relatively high temperature, not all will perish. There have been forms of bacteria found at the mouths of undersea volcanos.

-- Wish I were Norm's Nephew

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SASmith

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#7 posted 11-13-2011 07:06 PM

When I saw you used spalted maple I knew you would catching some flack.
I completely agree that kiln dried lumber has essentially been sterilized. I see no problem with light spalting so long as it is not punky. I think cutting board makers concerned with bacteria/fungus should only use kiln dried lumber. Just my 2 cents.

Great looking boards.
Thanks for posting.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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Bob Kollman

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#8 posted 11-13-2011 07:43 PM

Nailbanger, I appreciate your position. But if I drop a tree in the forest it will make a sound.
If I cook wood at 180 degrees for 60 days it will kill the bacteria. I think the issue is will I cut
meat on this board and kill or sicken my family….Yes to cutting meat…...I doubt it to killing
the family off. I really don’t care to spur the spalted maple debate. In my life I have breathed in
asbestos, smoked cigarettes, and exposed my body to countless carcinogens I don’t even
know about. You buy a cantaloupe at the store it Kills 17 people, I go with the statistical average.
I will also continue to buy cantaloupe.

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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Shopsmithtom

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#9 posted 11-13-2011 10:36 PM

So…at the risk of sounding way too simplistic… I think they’re purrdy. -SST

-- Accuracy is not in your power tool, it's in you

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Bob Kollman

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#10 posted 11-13-2011 11:52 PM

Thanks Shop Smith, me too….:)

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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Beginningwoodworker

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#11 posted 11-14-2011 05:21 AM

Beautiful boards, Bob.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Lenny

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#12 posted 11-16-2011 02:15 AM

I am a bit late to the dance Bob. I looked at these the day you posted them but had to run off before commenting. Nice array of boards and wonderful eye candy!

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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