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Project by Dusty56 posted 399 days ago 933 views 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

PurpleHeart, Maple and Tiger Maple, with Mineral Oil applied. Approx.3/4” x 13” x 17”.
The PurpleHeart had so much figure in it , it was hard to capture with the camera. Another skill I will have to work on.
I was originally going to make an end grain board out of it, (alternating the cut offs), which is why the boards vary in width, but decided to leave it alone. Cheryl was thrilled with it , so I guess I made the right choice in the end. : )
Hope you agree as well. Comments and critiques always welcome. Thanks for looking : )

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





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Ken Fitzpatrick

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#1 posted 399 days ago

Hi Dusty…beautiful combination of wood. I’m sure it will be appreciated. Thanks for sharing.

-- • "I have noticed that nothing I have never said ever did me any harm."....... Calvin Coolidge

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bko

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#2 posted 399 days ago

That is a beautiful cutting board that anyone would love to have! Nice job!

-Brian

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woodshaver

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#3 posted 399 days ago

Great looking Cutting board Len, That purple heart looks so nice with the maple! How could she not like this!
Nice work!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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PurpLev

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#4 posted 399 days ago

gotta be careful when using it, it’s so mesmerizing you could forget you are cutting on a board and have an accident! :)

looks gorgeous.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 399 days ago

That board is nicely done. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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amagineer

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#6 posted 399 days ago

She was right about leaving it this way. A terrific CB, and the grains really stand out. I also hate to hide the face grain when making an end grain CB.
-don

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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ellen35

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#7 posted 399 days ago

Great board, Len… now who’s Cheryl!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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jaykaypur

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#8 posted 399 days ago

Very nice! Love the contrast and the grain.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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aussiedave

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#9 posted 399 days ago

Very nice cutting board and great choice of contrasting woods…

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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savannah505

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#10 posted 399 days ago

Hey Len – That’s a real beauty you got there, nice job.

-- Dan Wiggins

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matt garcia

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#11 posted 399 days ago

That is some nice beeswing purple heart too!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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RibsBrisket4me

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#12 posted 399 days ago

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MichaelA

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#13 posted 399 days ago

Beautiful cutting board Len. PurpleHeart and maple is a combination hard to beat!!!!!

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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BusterB

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#14 posted 399 days ago

Maybe to nice for cutting on Dusty…..great build

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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Roger

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#15 posted 398 days ago

Too nice to be cuttin & choppin on. :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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