Birch, Walnut, and Curly Maple Cheese board

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Project by Kevin posted 07-06-2012 02:26 AM 2161 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this to use here at home. Outside boards are birch, curly maple strips inside that and the middle is walnut. Plugs are 3/8 in and are birch and walnut. Finished with mineral oil, but I’m still gonna add a coat of mineral oil and wax. 2nd pic is before any shaping or sanding actually I think its before I glued the panel up, 3rd pic is one side without oil, and the 4th pic is after the oil. I wish you could see the grain of the curly maple in person it is very cool. Thanks for looking.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then sand a whole bunch

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#1 posted 07-06-2012 04:15 AM

Very nice Kevin .
Are the plugs decoration only?
Yes I would keep this one myself .

-- Kiefer

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#2 posted 07-06-2012 07:00 AM

Gorgeous. The contrasts of the grains and colours is stunning – I love the sweet smell of birch, but have only ever cut it for firewood before – never knew it had such a rich grain.

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#3 posted 07-06-2012 08:43 AM

Well done, the plugs are a nice touch

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

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#4 posted 07-06-2012 01:12 PM

Kiefer, thank you, and yes the plugs are just for decoration. OP8, Thanks, I had just built a birch entertainment center for someone, and I saved this piece of board just because of the grain and color it had. Thanks Ken, I didn’t decide to put the plugs in until I had already started the board, I wanted to add a little something extra to it.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then sand a whole bunch

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#5 posted 07-06-2012 02:41 PM

kevin, colors go great together, the grain in the curly maple is just perfect great job!!!!!

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#6 posted 07-06-2012 02:55 PM

Wow! It’s a beautiful gutting board and so colorful. Nice job.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#7 posted 07-06-2012 05:33 PM

Thanks Dad. Thanks Charles.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then sand a whole bunch

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