Rosewood/Maple Cutting Board

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Project by Woodhacker posted 2208 days ago 4322 views 5 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’d planned to get a round of golf in this morning and left the house about 6:30A. Unfortunately after six holes I had to leave due to lightning, followed by pouring rain that lasted most of the day. Last week I’d planed and cut enough maple and carribean rosewood box side sets for eight boxes. What I had left was some fairly thin long strips. With my new “free” time this morning because of the shortened round of golf, I decided to use those “cutoffs”.

The cutting board here is the result. It’s all end-grain and you can’t see it very well in the pictures, especially in the end grain, but carribean rosewood has some amazing but subtle green and red hues in the grain….even in the end grain.

I finished it with about 20 minutes worth of hand rubbing buther block oil into the wood until it would absorb no more, then wiped it dry.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#1 posted 2208 days ago

nice job, thanks for the post.

-- I came, I saw, I pondered...

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#2 posted 2208 days ago

That is some drop dead gorgeous wood grain! It has great movement. Nice scraps. I can’t wait to see the projects that generated these scraps. Thanks for sharing.

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

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#3 posted 2208 days ago

I really like the pattern. The rosewood is fantastic. Well done.

-- GSY from N. Idaho

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#4 posted 2207 days ago

Wow, I like that pattern and choice of woods. What a combination. I zoomed in on the picture and admired the detail and colors too. Nice is too general of a complement. So I’ll pick, “outstandsome” Ok.

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

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Douglas Bordner

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#5 posted 2207 days ago

This is beautiful, but my attention is whetted by the thought of the boxes to come. Thanks also for the little slice of summer in Topeka in the second pic.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#6 posted 2207 days ago

wow , this is fantastic !!! I have quite a bit of Honduran Rosewood , but I don’t think it will top the grain figure in your board here . best thing that I’ve seen mixed with Maple in a long time …the finish looks awesome as well….....excellent work : )

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

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#7 posted 2207 days ago

That’s a great looking board you’ve made!

-- It's better to have people think you're stupid rather than open your mouth and remove all doubt.

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#8 posted 2207 days ago

A beautiful piece of craftsmanship!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#9 posted 2207 days ago

I love rosewood. Great board!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#10 posted 1910 days ago

same o same o wonderful

-- Custom furniture

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#11 posted 1910 days ago

Nice cutting board.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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