Commissioned Cutting Board

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Project by amagineer posted 05-03-2012 01:35 PM 2136 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Someone at the auction asked me to make them a Cutting Board with some color. This is the design I came up with; it is made from Paduck, Black Walnut, Hard Maple, Yellowheart, Purpleheart, and Hickory. It is 12×12 x 1-5/8 thk and sealed with salad bowl finish and finished with mineral oil/beeswax. When I went to my hardwood supplier this week to buy the wood, I was shocked at the bd ft prices. The owner said the woods are being bought with Euros and then converted to dollars when they purchase it causing a jump in price. Thanks for looking.

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

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#1 posted 05-03-2012 02:40 PM

Great looking board, I love the use of all those different woods, makes this stand out. Bd Ft pricing continues to rise, and in my part of the country, even the cheaper stuff costs a fortune.

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

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#2 posted 05-03-2012 04:46 PM

I agree with the board ft. pricing. I bought a lot of exotic wood last year, and boy now am I glad I did.
Very, very nice work…

-- Tsunami Guitars and Custom Woodworking, Cleveland, TN

#3 posted 05-03-2012 05:15 PM

Very Nice board Don

-- (L an D Woodworks)

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#4 posted 05-03-2012 07:35 PM

Seems everything is going up…so then must my prices as should yours…
Love the vibrant colours..

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#5 posted 05-04-2012 12:44 AM

Another Beauty!!

-- Nick, Virginia,

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