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Purpleheart and hickory
-- Rick -- I never let my lack of talent get in the way of my creativity.
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#1 posted 02-02-2013 02:10 AM
That’s plumb purtyful!
I hesitate to mention it, but if you make them that nice they’ll end up on display, not on the counter getting chopped up!
Keep up the excellent work!
-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!
#2 posted 02-02-2013 02:17 AM
I’ve made about 6 of these and no one wants to use them. I’m not giving up just yet. I keep asking people to hack and chop away. I don’t know how they wil hold up over time if they don’t get used….
It is sealed with salad bowl finish thinned to allow better penetration and hopefully provide a good seal.
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#3 posted 02-02-2013 02:18 AM
Super looking Board.
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#4 posted 02-02-2013 06:30 AM
-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.
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#5 posted 02-02-2013 02:26 PM
I just tell people to chop on one side and display the other.
I still have a few folks that I visit and note that they never seem used though…..
Fantastic grain contrast in this board – awesome build!
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#6 posted 02-02-2013 02:33 PM
Very nice looking board, great attention to detail with the Hickory grain.
-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"
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#7 posted 02-04-2013 04:20 PM
Stunning cutting board, great wood combination and finish. Too pretty to use.
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#8 posted 09-26-2014 01:47 AM
Nicely Done! First time I’ve seen hickory used, and I like it.. a lot!
#9 posted 09-26-2014 03:20 AM
Thanks – Hickory is fairly inexpensive and it actually worked well in this application. I’ve since used it instead of maple for several more cutting boards. It didn’t darken as much as maple when I applied the finish. I like the light/dark contrast between the two woods.
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