Continuing our Maki Board Theme with 375 Year Old White Oak

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Project by Eric M. Saperstein posted 09-14-2012 02:16 AM 1565 views 4 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Following along the theme of Maki boards and continuing to put to use our stock of 375 year old white oak we picked out two nice pieces of “scrap” to convert into something cool. The chop sticks and bowls are American black walnut. Storage for the chopsticks is provided by two holes in the end of each board.

These are epoxy sealed and Waterlox finished for a unique look and a totally food safe / sanitary surface. The contrasting color in the beetle holes is a mix of metallic powders with epoxy. The paste is rubbed into the surface until the grain is filled. Can’t really have any small pores in something to be used for raw fish!

Another one of Michael Pietras’s creations – Project by Artisans of the Valley, LLC.

Note: Questions are gonna pop up about that backdrop – give it some time we’ll post it. The redwood slab is a table in progress. The oak background is already in our projects it’s the “Slab C” coffee table. Which went off to it’s new home today.

-- Eric M. Saperstein, Master Craftsman

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#1 posted 09-14-2012 06:00 AM

Very cool. Great work!

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#2 posted 09-14-2012 09:19 AM

Beautiful work and wood.

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#3 posted 09-14-2012 12:50 PM


Well done and they look great.

Work Safely and have Fun. – Len

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#4 posted 09-15-2012 04:16 AM

So nice….great job : )

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