Butcher blocks #4

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Project by craters posted 07-22-2013 02:42 PM 1569 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 07-22-2013 03:11 PM

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 07-22-2013 03:37 PM

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 07-22-2013 05:29 PM

Very creative : )

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#4 posted 07-22-2013 06:59 PM

Graet job. Nice contrast. Great gift too!

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#5 posted 07-24-2013 05:56 AM

Good looking boards you have made.

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#6 posted 07-25-2013 02:10 PM

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

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