What I did today while the little one was sleeping.

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Project by JoesBetterHalf posted 06-29-2013 01:41 AM 1371 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I love making cutting boards. It’s a project that doesn’t require much time and free time is something I don’t have much of. Today I decided to make a few cutting boards. I made two hearts and another brick board. One heart had to be scrapped because a strip of cherry had a crack in it that i didn’t notice when I glued it up. They came out nice, but I definitely prefer the last brick board I made. I forgot how brown purpleheart can be, so the contrast of the two woods is very subtle.


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#1 posted 06-29-2013 02:38 AM

i like your brickyard board. neat and different. sometimes my eyes play tricks on me, but i assume this is a face grain board. you just glued strips of purpleheart between the maple? then crosscut and reverse every other one. right???

-- wiser1934, new york

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#2 posted 06-29-2013 03:35 AM

That’s actually walnut. Maybe the glare made it look lighter.


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#3 posted 06-29-2013 03:57 AM

Subtle can be very classy. I’d say you nailed that one! Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#4 posted 06-29-2013 04:16 AM

Some more nice looking boards….the brick board looks great and so do the hearts…

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#5 posted 06-29-2013 08:02 AM

Well done, somone always wants a board….

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#6 posted 06-29-2013 11:33 AM

Great looking boards, let me share a tip that degoose shared with me . If you wet the board down well and then set it in the sun all day , the purple heart will turn bright purple instead of brown. Your boards look beautiful.

-- Everyone calls me Ed or Eddie , mom still calls me Edward if she is mad at me.

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#7 posted 06-29-2013 12:37 PM

Thanks for that tip. Now I have to make another one just to try it out.


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#8 posted 06-29-2013 01:26 PM

Nice job Joes. Really never see that before. And….I´try to copy that. Not so perfect but have first one in process.
Thank for sharing!

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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#9 posted 06-29-2013 01:34 PM

It looks real nice, Joe.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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