Yes, more cutting boards - Sapele, Walnut, Maple

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Project by Andrew posted 06-13-2012 04:01 PM 3097 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Some more cutting boards. Main wood is Sapele (i love this wood) with walnut/maple stripes/accents.

The are a bit shiny looking since I had just flooded them with mineral oil. They are for 2 people, each will get a breadboard (6.5” x 22”) and a normal board (12” x 18”).

Thanks for looking.

-- Andrew - Albany. NY

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#1 posted 06-13-2012 05:02 PM

Nice. I am sure they will like them.

I have never played with Sapele. I need to do that. Looks great.

Good job,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#2 posted 06-13-2012 05:04 PM

Thanks steve. Soon, I need to start getting back into end grain boards like yours!

-- Andrew - Albany. NY

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#3 posted 06-13-2012 05:22 PM

Those are handsome boards! Nice work.

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#4 posted 06-13-2012 09:29 PM

Very nicely made… love the fine strips. I have just moved away from the endgrain and back to boards similar to yours… Using purple heart, silver ash and new guinea rosewood. Also have a few with thin strips of pacific ebony…
May copy this design if that is ok…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#5 posted 06-13-2012 11:46 PM

I’ve only made two CB’s and both were end grain… I do however remember saying with both of them how nice they looked before I did the 90 degree flip… how do the non end grain boards hold up? I’d like to make some without being end grain but didn’t know if the board would get prematurely damaged?


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#6 posted 06-14-2012 01:40 AM

Larry – I am honored if you want to use my design, so by all means!

JR_Dog – honestly i can’t speak for their durability since i haven’t been making them that long. I do know a woodworker who has one from 15 years ago….still intact.

-- Andrew - Albany. NY

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#7 posted 06-14-2012 01:56 AM

oops, double post

-- Andrew - Albany. NY

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#8 posted 06-14-2012 04:43 AM

Wow, those are elegant! Love the proportions of the stripes, nicely done!!

-- Smitty

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#9 posted 06-21-2012 03:02 PM

I added some pictures with natural light after the oil has dried a bit.

-- Andrew - Albany. NY

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