End Grain Cutting Board - (Walnut, Purple Heart, Ash, Cherry Woods)

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Project by genaro posted 12-17-2011 12:50 PM 8234 views 22 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This cutting board measures 11×8.5×1.75

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#1 posted 12-17-2011 03:16 PM

That is very nice! I’d love to know the steps you did to make that. My wife has been wanting a really nice cutting board for our kitchen. I have been researching them and really like this one. Nice colors

-- still wet behind the ears.....

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#2 posted 12-17-2011 04:29 PM

Cool design and great job on the wood combo. Very nice!

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#3 posted 12-17-2011 04:37 PM


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#4 posted 12-17-2011 06:16 PM

Great looking board genaro. You made a good choice with your wood selection. Thanks for sharing.

-- Doug

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#5 posted 12-17-2011 06:56 PM

Nice pattern and wood choices : )
Happy Holidays !

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#6 posted 12-17-2011 06:57 PM

Love the color combo and design! Great job!

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#7 posted 12-17-2011 07:22 PM

I would hate to make the first cut…........

-- mike...............

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#8 posted 12-18-2011 05:01 AM

Very nice, thanks for sharing, way above my skills.


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#9 posted 12-18-2011 07:13 AM

The thin insets are striking! Beautifull!!

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#10 posted 12-18-2011 07:36 AM


-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#11 posted 12-22-2011 02:20 PM

Absolutely stunning.
Love the thin lines – they make the piece.

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#12 posted 12-22-2011 02:36 PM

Awesome board. Somehow I can never get over purple heart.

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#13 posted 10-22-2012 11:02 PM

How do you keep the purple heart so purple? When I put mineral oil on, it gets very dark and loses that great purple hue.

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#14 posted 10-26-2012 05:11 AM

The purple heart that I used for this cutting board was naturally deep in color. I still have a small piece of purple heart from the original cutting board and I compared it to a new piece I bought; theres a big difference between the two one is darker . I noticed when I run end grain cutting boards through my drum sander the purple heart burns a lot quicker then the other woods. Lighter runs and a lot of sanding with the orbital sander should help keep the natural color to not be so dark – On other projects I have used butcher block finish that has a glossier finish than mineral oil.

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#15 posted 10-31-2013 12:40 AM

I LOVE purpleheart. I hear ya about the burning with the drum sander. That stuff is tough.

Beautiful board.

-- -- Don from PA

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