Brazilian Cherry and Maple Block

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Project by Dusty123 posted 06-05-2012 02:49 AM 1594 views 6 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Brazilian Cherry is a real hard wood and has a tendency to splinter if you are not careful. It does contrast with Hard Maple really well. I like to build the drawer fronts flush from the same board so the grain matches up and hides the drawer a little when closed. The soft maple drawer is constructed with dovetails If you notice just under the block on the right side is a cutting board made from the same wood as the block. It stores just under the block and over the drawer. It is a very handy addition. The finish is 3 coats of Waterlox satin on the frame and legs. The block has one coat of Waterlox satin on all sides, then sanded to dull the finish. Then a coat of mineral oil is applied. The single coat of Waterlox on all sides of the block is to slow water penetration. It will add years to the life of the block and keep it new looking for quite a while. If you don’t want to cut on the block, just finish it like the rest of the piece.

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#1 posted 06-05-2012 03:03 AM

Beautiful work and great detail in your cutting board.

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#2 posted 06-05-2012 05:46 AM

Nice table Dusty, I can barely see the seem of the draw nice workmanship.

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#3 posted 06-05-2012 05:52 AM

When will mine be done? LOL! Lovely cutting board.

-- The works of evil people are not the problem. It is the "Good" people standing by and watching not speaking up. Dubsaloon

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#4 posted 06-05-2012 08:06 AM

Nice job on this.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 06-05-2012 02:42 PM

Excellent work! I really like the idea of having a mini cutting board stashed under the block.

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#6 posted 06-06-2012 12:54 AM

Very unique design and Jatoba is one of the nicest woods I work with. I’ll bet that is VERY heavy and stable. This project shows a lot of craftsmanship.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#7 posted 06-06-2012 01:06 AM

beautiful !

-- 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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