cutting board #2

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This one is called #2 not because it is the second post but it is the second one I have ever did. It turned out not as good as the first one, probably because of the Macrocarpa (well, I can’t blame myself, can’t i?).

The dark parts are Matai and the light half parts around the edges are silver beech. the grainy parts is Macrocarpa and it is not hard enough to sustain the rigors of going through thicknesser. the edges gets compressed. very very irritating.

it was glued with gorilla poly glue, sanded up to 320 grit, finished with 2 coats of tung oil so should be food safe.

-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...

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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 05-04-2008 01:11 PM


This is a very well designed cutting board. The woods compliment one another well.

It looks just fine.

Thanks for the post.

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

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#2 posted 05-04-2008 03:10 PM

I really like the way the grain gives the piece motion.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#3 posted 05-04-2008 03:34 PM

pretty combo.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#4 posted 05-04-2008 04:04 PM

I like the two woods together. Really nice.

-- JJohn

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#5 posted 05-04-2008 04:58 PM

very nice…here is a beginners question…when sanding end grain that is going in all different directions do you have to sand each piece individually???

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#6 posted 05-04-2008 07:38 PM

Very nice cutting board. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#7 posted 05-04-2008 11:51 PM

Nice looking combination of woods. Great job.

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

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#8 posted 05-05-2008 12:18 AM

Thanks for you all for your support…. The actual faults of the board are not really apparent from the picture. I really fell in love with the macrocarpa grain and used it although I had a gut feeling that its not the right wood for the job.

Napaman: Its not that I am an expert in this area, but I try to plane with very very tiny lowering of the blades and afterwards just work very hard, mostly in circular motions with cork sanding blocks. trying to work on specific areas will cause strange things (you will eventually get uneven surface and have to replane….). I find that the major trick is sanding evenly, because there is no simple way to correct uneven surface.

-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...

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#9 posted 06-01-2008 02:48 AM

this is a gorgeous board to say the least : )

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

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