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Project by DalPal posted 961 days ago 1571 views 5 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I love the grain in this board. It’s red oak.





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Michael Wilson

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#1 posted 961 days ago

Yep. Me too. Very nice.

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ellen35

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#2 posted 961 days ago

looks like a tree… hey, it is a tree!
Very nice work!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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BullVictory

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#3 posted 961 days ago

love the grain and the bookmatch style

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rmoore

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#4 posted 961 days ago

The first I’ve seen like this. Sometimes simple is beautiful. I like it.

-- The more I learn, the more I realize I don't know. Ron, Crossville Tn

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Michael Wilson

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#5 posted 961 days ago

Isn’t oak a problem due to the open grain? It’s such a gorgeous wood but I’ve stayed away from using it for anything that will touch food.

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Jim Jakosh

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#6 posted 961 days ago

Beautiful grain in that board!!

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

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Bearpie

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#7 posted 961 days ago

Beautiful grains! I hope you used a grain filler on this one to seal the pores.

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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a1Jim

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#8 posted 961 days ago

Nice nice nice,super job.

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degoose

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#9 posted 961 days ago

Fabulous…

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

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Kelen

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#10 posted 961 days ago

That is an awesome looking grain pattern!

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amagineer

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#11 posted 961 days ago

Nice rays you have there. Thanks for sharing.

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

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MrMeasureTwice

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#12 posted 960 days ago

Beautiful board.

Wondering about the comment made by madwilliamflint about “open grain” – what does that mean?

-- -- Jim “Mr. Measure Twice” Marchetti -- http://www.mrmeasuretwice.com/

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reggiek

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#13 posted 960 days ago

Looks like a center cut board with the middle being the heart. The grain is extraordinary…great job.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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KnotCurser

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#14 posted 960 days ago

Jim,

The term “open grain” refers to the size of the pores in the wood.

If you look closely at the image of this board, you can see the individual pores in this piece of red oak.

Now, take a look at this board – especially pic three – you will not be able to see any pores – this is known as “closed” or “tight” grained wood.

Open, or loose grained woods are frowned upon for use in end-grain cutting boards because liquid can easily soak into the pores – this will not only rot the wood quickly but can trap bacteria inside.

Red oak has such open grains that if you were to puddle water onto a five inch thick piece of end grain red oak and wait around ten minutes you would see it drip from the bottom – give it a try!

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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MrMeasureTwice

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#15 posted 960 days ago

KnotCurser -thanks for the explanation. Glad I know this ahead of time as I was planning on doing some cutting boards in the next few months.

-- -- Jim “Mr. Measure Twice” Marchetti -- http://www.mrmeasuretwice.com/

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