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Project by JoesBetterHalf posted 07-29-2013 06:29 PM 704 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A checkerboard cutting board made of maple, cherry, and purpleheart. Sanded to 320 and finished with mineral oil and wax.

A bottle opener turned from tulip wood and finished with Hut Crystal Polish and paste wax.

A bottle stopper turned from Rosewood (I think) and finished with Hut Crystal Polish and paste wax.

-- http://www.etsy.com/shop/KandJWoodCrafts





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GerardoArg1

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#1 posted 07-29-2013 07:10 PM

Nice work. Congratulations. A busy weekend.

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

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JoesBetterHalf

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#2 posted 07-29-2013 07:12 PM

The best part about these kinds of projects is that I can work 12 hour shifts and still have time when I come home to play in the shop.

-- http://www.etsy.com/shop/KandJWoodCrafts

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wiser1934

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#3 posted 07-30-2013 03:01 AM

love the checkerboard. is that face grain?? thanks

-- wiser1934, new york

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JoesBetterHalf

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#4 posted 07-30-2013 03:21 AM

Yes, it is. It was going to be too small if I had made it end grain. Despite what my husband has said about not being able to glue end grain to end grain, I gave it a shot. It seems to be pretty solid. I am tempted to try to break it, but it looks way too nice.

-- http://www.etsy.com/shop/KandJWoodCrafts

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lumberjoe

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#5 posted 07-30-2013 12:36 PM

It really does look awesome. One day I’ll figure out how to align the rows perfectly

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JoesBetterHalf

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#6 posted 07-31-2013 12:13 AM

An easy way to do that, Joe, is to have your wife do it for you. :)

-- http://www.etsy.com/shop/KandJWoodCrafts

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Cormack04

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#7 posted 08-02-2013 11:45 PM

I love the purpleheart… is it tough to work with? ...about to dive into making a purpleheart shadow box for my brother-in-law…

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JoesBetterHalf

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#8 posted 08-03-2013 02:25 AM

I think it’s easy to work with. Sometimes it tears out when I’m routing or planing. Other than that, I love it.

-- http://www.etsy.com/shop/KandJWoodCrafts

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