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Purple Heart Cutting Boards

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Project by Topsailor posted 03-05-2013 08:05 PM 950 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are some cutting boards I made. Nothing fancy or special just wanted to throw up my first project.





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freidasdad

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#1 posted 03-05-2013 08:29 PM

Very nice. I like the color of that purple heart very much.
Welcome and thanks for the posting.

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#2 posted 03-05-2013 08:32 PM

very nice!!! and welcome to LJ’s….

I look forward to seeing your BOAT projects!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#3 posted 03-05-2013 10:31 PM

Thats a beautiful piece of wood! Where can you find that? Online source or does it grow in certain parts of the country???

-- "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."

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#4 posted 03-05-2013 10:45 PM

Great start on LJ! Welcome aboard

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#5 posted 03-06-2013 01:06 AM

Nice work! I have had some purple heart and figuring out what to do with it! Did you have trouble with the purple greying after working the wood, routing and sanding? I had this problem… and understood you just have to wait… Also what type of finish did you use?

Great board.

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Topsailor

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#6 posted 03-06-2013 02:30 AM

Thank you for all the comments.

The wood is purple heart and as far as I know it only grows in South America. I pick it up locally rough sawn, but I’m sure you can get it online.

As far as the wood turning grey/brown, it does but if you leave them out a day or two the side that is up will turn purple and then I flip them over. If you stack them the parts exposed to the air will turn and the others will not. As far as finish goes I use food grade mineral oil for 2 or 3 coats and then give it a couple coats of mineral oil with beeswax warmed on the stove and buff them out.

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#7 posted 03-06-2013 06:14 PM

very beautiful

-- greg indiana

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#8 posted 03-07-2013 09:28 PM

Looks just like padauk, which is nice. I normally don’t like purple heart unless I’m in the mood to stain some weird color.

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