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Christmas Cutting Board

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Project by tsdahc posted 12-17-2012 01:59 AM 772 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a cutting board I made for a christmas gift. Its made with cherry, walnut, bloodwood and some stripped maple, all from the scap bin except the maple, that I had in my lumber pile. Finished with Howards Butcher Block conditioner, did 5 coats. Its my first cutting board, fun to make, next one up is an end grain instead of edge grain. Just need to get a drum sander, hopefully one will be under the tree this year.





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#1 posted 12-17-2012 02:03 AM

A super looking board, nice work.

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#2 posted 12-17-2012 02:29 AM

Beautiful board , with a very nice wood color combination. Your counter top is awesome as well : )

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

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#3 posted 12-17-2012 02:38 AM

Dusty said it all!

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tsdahc

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#4 posted 12-17-2012 02:48 AM

Thank you for the compliments. The counter top is called piracema white granite. I get compliments all the time, it really goes well with dark cherry cabinets.

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#5 posted 12-17-2012 03:14 AM

Thanks for the info : )

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#6 posted 12-17-2012 03:25 AM

Nice color combos.

I just recently acquired a drum sander. Took me almost 2 years looking on Craigslist, but finally found one and got to it before it sold to another. A word of advice on the drum sander when you do get one…..they do not like sanding purpleheart endgrain. Everything else I’ve tried is fine, but the purpleheart endgrain was nasty. I ended up doing it by hand and ROS. Damn, that stuff is tuff.

-- -- Don from PA

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#7 posted 12-17-2012 03:37 AM

Nice looking board. I found the trick with endgrain purpleheart is to keep the temperature of the wood low. Do not try to cut too much in a pass and give the wood time to cool after each pass.

-- Kevin May "Making wood useful and fun!" www.kevinmaywoodworks.com

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tsdahc

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#8 posted 12-17-2012 02:12 PM

Thats good to know on purpleheart. I have a jewlery box in the pipeline thats all purple heart.

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#9 posted 12-17-2012 08:38 PM

Great one! Adding merry to the holiday season :)

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