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Project by JL7 posted 966 days ago 1810 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

An end grain board…...clearly no plan here…just started gluing and cutting and the butterfly’s just emerged…...

Hard Maple (not sure if it’s spalted, but that’s the butterfly wood) Walnut and Cherry.

First 3 pics without the Mineral Oil…....

It’s fun to just glue and see what you get…...:)

Thanks for looking.

Jeff

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





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Dave

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#1 posted 966 days ago

Ok this one is my favorite. It reminds me of when you draw a character on a book page the turn the page and draw it a little bit further. Then by the time you are 20 or so pages out. You flip them and the character comes to life. You did that in wood.
Whats next?

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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JL7

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#2 posted 966 days ago

I’m Batman.

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

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 966 days ago

Very cool board.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#4 posted 966 days ago

It’s neet to find wood with weird grain. Thanks for sharing.

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#5 posted 966 days ago

Great find, Good work Thanks for posting

-- Marty Ohio

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SPalm

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#6 posted 966 days ago

Ha!
What a wonderful board. I love it when that happens.
This is extremely nice.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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sras

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#7 posted 966 days ago

That is a cool effect – reminds me of a video game screen, but I can’t think of which one …

Thanks for sharing.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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SASmith

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#8 posted 966 days ago

Love the book-match.
I think the “butterfly” is caused by the ambrosia beetle.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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JL7

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#9 posted 966 days ago

Hey Steve (sras) – how about space invaders?

Scott – good point – ambrosia maple. Spalting is just fungus – this is “bug stains” – much better for a cutting board than fungus…..right? Hehe….....

Appreciate all the comments!

Jeff

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

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SASmith

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#10 posted 966 days ago

Spalting or “bug-stains” does not matter to me. If it is not punky and it is kiln dried I see no problem using it for a cutting board.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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grumpy749

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#11 posted 965 days ago

this board is really cool. I make a lot of boards for gifts but I would have a hard time giving this one away. sweet !

-- Denis in Grande Prairie. Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mistery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.....Pink !

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DamnYankee

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#12 posted 965 days ago

Very cool effect.

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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#13 posted 964 days ago

Really great grain patterns… I love this. I often say wood is my paint. You got that!

-- " 'Truth' is like a beautiful flower, unique to each plant and to the season it blossoms ... 'Fact' is the root and leaf, allowing the plant grow and bloom again."

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BritBoxmaker

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#14 posted 962 days ago

Beautiful

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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LeslieC

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#15 posted 611 days ago

This is awesome. I also see some Rorschach Test-type design elements in there. The profile is very nice as well. You, sir, are very talented and creative. Keep up the great work!

-- There is nothing like a Grateful Dead concert.

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