Mr. Formal Tuxedo Cutting Boards

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Project by pintodeluxe posted 850 days ago 1791 views 12 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The bowtie inlay and contrasting woods make these cutting boards look like a tuxedo with suspenders.
The wood species are cherry and walnut. Splines, dowels, and inlays create some contrast.
I sealed them with Howards Butcher Block Conditioner which works very well. It is a mix of food grade mineral oil and natural waxes. In the past I have used plain mineral oil, and it made the wood feel oily for weeks. The Howards dries to a smooth low sheen finish in 20 minutes.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#1 posted 850 days ago

I haven’t seen that before. It does look like a tux….. I bet you could do a version with a ‘pleat’ down the center with ‘buttons’. A farmer version. Good work.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#2 posted 850 days ago

Those look great! Ive seen that butcher block conditioner and was curious about it. ill have to give it a try now.

-- Corey

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#3 posted 849 days ago

Thats very cool!

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#4 posted 849 days ago

Great idea…excellent work.

-- Steve--

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#5 posted 849 days ago

Yeah try that Howard Butcher Block Conditioner. It has a thick consistency, goes on well, and is easy to work. I won’t be using plain mineral oil anymore.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#6 posted 849 days ago

Those are very good looking boards.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#7 posted 849 days ago

Cool, I’ll pick some up. Thanks!

-- Corey

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#8 posted 849 days ago

This just makes me smile – you would make a lifelong friend of any chef you make one of these for!

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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#9 posted 849 days ago

Wonderful design! They would compliment any countertop. I have been using a 50/50 mixture of mineral oil/beeswax on all my CB’s.

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

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#10 posted 849 days ago

that’s a great design idea, love those inlays. very well done, thx

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - --

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#11 posted 836 days ago

really cool. very unique

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Don Broussard

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#12 posted 761 days ago

That is way cool. I think you may have started something, Willie.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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