Maple and PurpleHeart Cutting Board

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Project by Dusty56 posted 2312 days ago 1705 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just messing around…showed it to some coworkers and now I have to make three more for their wives….I will do a different edge profile on each and probably change the widths of the pieces because I like to make each board unique…..

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 2312 days ago


This is a nice cutting board. I am not surprised that you have requests for more of these.

Good job.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 2312 days ago

I love the Purpleheart and maple combo also. I’m in the process of finishing a bookcase w/that combo. Are you
aware that purpleheart can be a toxic wood? I’m not saying that it can’t be used in cutting boards, I really don’t
know, I’m certainly no expert but I do know that splinters can fester easily.

Just wanted to bring it to your attention.

I really liked your design of cutting board #1

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#3 posted 2312 days ago

Very Nice Dusty, I like the shape.

-- Your Brother in WoodWorking John, Pittsburgh , PA.

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#4 posted 2312 days ago

Are these gifts ? If so I’ll take one.

-- JJohn

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#5 posted 2312 days ago

Apparently if you were to breathe too much of the dust from Purple Heart , it could cause nausea , however , I could not find anything that said food contact was an issue … thank you for your concerns for others. I have been using it for at least 10 years with no ill effects….Knock on wood ! ; )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#6 posted 2312 days ago

Nice clean and sharp edges!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#7 posted 2312 days ago

OH yes good job ….i love it yes …

-- Mike in Bonney Lake " If you are real real real good your whole life, You 'll be buried in a curly maple coffin when you die."

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