Multiwood cutting boards

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Project by bubba1772 posted 07-08-2012 07:23 AM 2019 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Here are a couple more cutting boards 9” x 12”. I actually made them as one 24” board and cut it in half to make two. Woods are cherry in the middle with strips of purpleheart, maple and bloodwood. They were unfinished at the time of the picture but I ended up using general finishes salad bowl cut 50%.

On a side note I really wish I hadn’t bought such a big piece of bloodwood, 4/4 6” by 10’ long. For one it is expensive but it is also just nasty to work with. It has gummed up every saw I own, dulled out my planer blades and just stunk to high heaven while being machined. Now what to do with the rest of it?? Maybe Craigslist!

-- I work with metal for money, and wood for fun...

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#1 posted 07-08-2012 10:57 AM

Clean and neat glueline. Well done!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#2 posted 07-08-2012 11:31 AM

Beautiful job and the woods compliment each other real well. These are lovely boards.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#3 posted 07-08-2012 08:45 PM

Beautiful looking boards. I have yet to make one but I think it will be next on the list. My wife prefers the look of the non end grain CB’s. I think I will borrow your design minus the bloodwood…lol

-- Rob V

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#4 posted 07-09-2012 02:27 PM

Great looking boards.

I’ve actually had quite good luck with bloodwood…but the bloodwood I get from my wood store looks to be a much different red then what yours looks like. (though photos can be deceiving.) I wonder if there are different species that get sold under the bloodwood name…? What I use has a pleasant sweet-ish smell to it..I like it anyway…but odor is subjective.

Regardless…good looking boards. Neat, clean and attractive. Well done.


-- "Hey, you dang woodchucks! Quit chuckin' my wood!"

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#5 posted 07-10-2012 02:59 AM

Ghazard, your right this bloodwood doesn’t look near as vibrant of a red as most other projects on this sight. It is more of a deep burgundy. It actually did look really nice after I got the finish on it, so tight grained and it was
almost pearl looking. I was happy with how it turned out, just really didn’t enjoy working with it. I would agree with your assessment of sweet smelling, just overly sickningly sweet and it Hung around in the shop for days. Of course this was before I got my air filter too. My main complaint was what it did to my tools!

-- I work with metal for money, and wood for fun...

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