Jatoba and Walnut cutting board.

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Project by wlojr posted 06-03-2012 11:03 PM 1890 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this board with a piece of Jatoba, a friend gave me and some walnut scraps, I planed the jatoba slowly to match the thickness of the walnut, glued it up, then planed again, and routed the edges, sanded the finished with the watco butcher block oil.

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#1 posted 06-03-2012 11:25 PM

It looks like you did a fine job. I have never seen a cutting board with opposing grain patterns like this – I wonder how the glue will hold up??

Nice project!


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#2 posted 06-04-2012 03:26 AM

Ditto on the cross grain glue up.
Jatoba is usually a darker reddish brown color , aka Brazilian Cherry , but it might be the lighting : )

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#3 posted 06-05-2012 12:34 PM

Very nice CB design. The walnut grain is great. Just a thought, when gluing up an end grain to a side grain you should preglue the endgrain first so you get a good bond with the side grain.

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#4 posted 06-05-2012 09:50 PM

Thanks don, I will have to try that, I used a ton of glue :} I think I would be better off buying some walnut instead of using the free craps I got :)

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