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"FIRST CUTTING BOARD- WENGE & CURLY OAK"

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Project by bazz135uk posted 07-24-2013 06:56 PM 1252 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

EVERYONE HERE SEEMS TO MAKE AT LEAST ONE CUTTING BOARD SO HERES MY FIRST ATEMPT.
MADE FROM AMERICAN CURLY RED OAK AND TROPICAL AFRICAN WENGE ” WENG-GAY” FROM EQUATORIAL GUINEA. WENGE IS A TROPICAL HARDWOOD TIMBER VERY DARK IN COLOR WITH A DISTINCTIVE FIGURE WITH STRONG PARTRIDGE WOOD PATTERN.
USED FOR ARCHERY BOWS FLOORING & MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS.
NOTE :- WENGE DUST CAN CAUSE RESPIROTORY PROBLEMS AND DROWSINESS PLUS SPLINTERS ARE SEPTIC ! I HAVE NO FOOD GRADE MINERAL OIL SO ITS FINISHED OF WITH FOOD SAFE DANISH TUNG OIL. DONE A LITTLE WORK ON IT WITH MY PALM ROUTER TO SHAPE THE TOP EDGES PLUS I CUT A FINGER SLOT OUT UNDERNEATH.
I THINK I WILL ENJOY MAKING THESE IN THE FUTURE BUT AT THE MOMENT I HAVE NO PLANER THICKERNISER, ITS ON THE NEVER ENDING LIST OF TOOLS TO BUY ! SANDING WENGE BY HAND IS NOT REAL FUN.. I HAVE SOME BUBINGA AND LEOPARD WOOD WHICH WOULD LOOK GREAT IN CUTTING BOARDS WELL MAYBE NEXT SHOT. THANKS FOR LOOKING AT MY PROJECTS BAZZA.

-- BAZZ, WINDSOR UK A workshop is not a luxury . We need it to preserve our sanity in this frantic world we live in. A place to be at peace.





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#1 posted 07-24-2013 08:54 PM

No need to shout… nice board ... love the Wenge…Mineral oil is also sold as medical grade Paraffin oil from any good pharmacy…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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#2 posted 07-24-2013 11:13 PM

Looks cool…Be sure to tell your customer not to cut any meat on this due to the porosity of the wood.
I hate Wenge splinters !!

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

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#3 posted 07-25-2013 02:11 PM

Very nice

-- Todd

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#4 posted 07-26-2013 01:41 PM

Great job!. Try with bees wax, too. Danger, make cutting boards is adictive. Congratulations, and thanks for teaching a little more about these strange woods.

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

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#5 posted 07-26-2013 03:43 PM

Beautiful work. I love posts like this because it is how a newbie like me learns. Keep those projects coming!

-- What Is The Matrix? The Matrix Is All Around Us...It Is Your Table Saw Connected To The Internet.

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#6 posted 07-26-2013 07:16 PM

Your 1st cutting board came out really good looking. Like the stripes design and the contrasting wood colors. Well done and you have to make more.

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bazz135uk

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#7 posted 07-26-2013 11:31 PM

Thank you to everyone here for your comments and great advise very greatful to you all cheers Bazz.

-- BAZZ, WINDSOR UK A workshop is not a luxury . We need it to preserve our sanity in this frantic world we live in. A place to be at peace.

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#8 posted 08-10-2013 08:58 PM

I love the contrast in the wood!

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woodmaker

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#9 posted 11-12-2013 05:23 PM

I’l be making four of these for Xmas. Ill be using Maple, walnut and Cherry.

-- Mike

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#10 posted 11-18-2013 05:13 AM

Hi Woodmaker :: Sorry for late reply >> Best of luck with your cutting boards.. I love the board I have made but I have been advised by other LJs not to use either of these two timbers as they are very porous and are prown to problems with foods particular meats.
You can use white oak but not red oak or wenge. Yes you wont go wronge with cherry or maple ect.
I am hopeing to try make some more cutting boards, but not untill I can afford a planer thicknesser !
Thank you for checking out my projects Regards BazzA.

-- BAZZ, WINDSOR UK A workshop is not a luxury . We need it to preserve our sanity in this frantic world we live in. A place to be at peace.

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woodmaker

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#11 posted 11-18-2013 01:14 PM

Bazz thanks. My problem is I don’t have a jointer so this will be a challenge to get square and flat.

-- Mike

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bazz135uk

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#12 posted 11-18-2013 01:53 PM

HI MIKE :: Hi You mentioned useing some sort of jointer.
You dont need any sort of jointer unless maybe you were to make a large butchers cutting board.
All you need is a few clamps and some good old American Titebond 3 glue. cut your strips of timber glue and clamp. Leave it to set for 24 hours in the clamps.
I then trimmed the sides on a table saw and run a router around the edges. My problem was trying to get it flat without a planer thickmesser.
I spent hours useing a belt sander.
There are lots of videos on this site to guide and inspire you through the process, just use the “search lumberjocks .com above.

Enter Cutting boards.
Or what I recommend is search via “YOUTUBE” Youtube is supurb for cutting board videos and all sorts of woodworking HOW TO MAKE VIDEOS.
Or go to GOOGLE or what ever your browser and type in YOUTUBE then use there search bar and enter cutting boards.
Endless info available. So best of luck and let me know how you get on.
Regards Bazza. WINDSOR WEST LONDON UK.

-- BAZZ, WINDSOR UK A workshop is not a luxury . We need it to preserve our sanity in this frantic world we live in. A place to be at peace.

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#13 posted 11-18-2013 02:24 PM

Those I have and the thickness planer, Thanks.

-- Mike

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