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Project by Andy posted 03-14-2012 04:20 PM 1588 views 1 time favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I enjoy making boards for various uses, it lets me unwind and play around with different ideas that pop into my head.
This one is cherry with bloodwood and walnut and a wenge plug.
I routed a 1/2” radius on the top edge and eased the bottom edge.
Its about 8” x 17”
I coat all of my boards with brake fluid.

JUST KIDDING! I use mineral oil.

Everyone has their reasons for what they use, I like this because its cheap, available, doesnt turn rancid, and doesnt change the color of the wood.

-- If I can do it, so can you.





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superstretch

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#1 posted 03-14-2012 04:23 PM

Yum… cherry and brake fluid..

Nice board!

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#2 posted 03-14-2012 04:27 PM

Cool design Andy ,I like it . That brake fluid has to add that something extra to anything that gets chopped on it :))

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#3 posted 03-14-2012 04:30 PM

nice relaxing abstract

when i was working the boats
in florida

we did use automatic transmission fluid
at one of the factories there
the owner would buy it by the case
for all the teak work
that wasn’t varnished
it is way cheaper than teak oil

maybe not good for food stuff
but it does bring out the grain well

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#4 posted 03-14-2012 04:40 PM

Very COOL Andy!

Mineral Oil makes for a very nice finish… I think…

You’re doing GOOD… as usual!

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#5 posted 03-14-2012 04:45 PM

Very nice job.

-- Dale, Ohio

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#6 posted 03-14-2012 06:47 PM

Looks good like all of your work Andy. I thought brake fluid was for mixed drinks.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 03-14-2012 08:12 PM

Wow! I was about half asleep reading this until I came to the brake fluid part. I assure you,
I am awake now. Funny!

Nice board too.

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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#8 posted 03-14-2012 10:09 PM

Nice kitchen tool! Good job.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#9 posted 03-14-2012 10:30 PM

very nice board as usual!!!!

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#10 posted 03-14-2012 11:06 PM

very nice andy, you almost had me on the brake fluid…lol…...always nice to see your work…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#11 posted 03-15-2012 12:02 AM

but would we want to cut stuff on it? Too pretty for a breadboard?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#12 posted 03-15-2012 12:40 AM

I use napalmolive gives it that nice dark burned look. Glows in the dark too! Both new boards are great, thanks for showing.

-- $tudie

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#13 posted 03-15-2012 04:25 AM

Boy, thanks for the nice comments everyone!

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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#14 posted 03-15-2012 07:08 AM

Perfect. Congrats.

-- Jiri

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#15 posted 03-15-2012 08:57 AM

Very unique design. The different complment eachother..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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