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Here are some cutting boards I made. Nothing fancy or special just wanted to throw up my first project.
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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!
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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???
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#4 posted 03-05-2013 10:45 PM
Great start on LJ! Welcome aboard
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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?
#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
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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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