Butcher blocks #4

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Project by craters posted 403 days ago 819 views 5 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well I thought I made around 30 butcher blocks but I seem to keep finding/taking more photos. Here’s another bunch. #1: maple, shedua; #2: maple, bubinga, #3: jarrah, sapele, cherry, yellowheart; #4: maple, bubinga, cherry, African mahogany; #5: jarrah, jatoba, birch; #6: birch, bubinga, yellowheart, white oak, leopardwood.

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#1 posted 403 days ago

Very nice craters. Whatcha do with all those cutting boards? Do you have any problems with the dark wood dust blending in and staining the lighter wood during staining?

-- Mark

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#2 posted 403 days ago

Thanks Mark, I’ve sold two but the rest I’ve given away to friends, family, kids’ teachers and coaches, etc. Usually I can avoid the problem you mentioned. The first time I add the oil, I let it soak in briefly and then I completely wipe it away. That application of oil seems to lift the dust out of the grain and then it’s wiped away. Having said that, I have a board sitting in my closet which was darkened to the point of ugly, I assume by dust from the ziricote I used. I may re-plane it and leave it unfinished.

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#3 posted 403 days ago

Very creative : )

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#4 posted 403 days ago

Graet job. Nice contrast. Great gift too!

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#5 posted 402 days ago

Good looking boards you have made.

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#6 posted 400 days ago

Beautiful boards! They really make great gifts to family and friends. Well done!

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