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cutting board - maple, walnut, and bubinga

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Project by joejt posted 09-01-2013 03:43 AM 1153 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A simple, but eye-catching cutting board made of maple, walnut, and bubinga – outstanding grain and color! Made by ripping maple in 1/4”, and 3/4” widths, bubinga ripped at 3/4”, and walnut ripped at 3/4”. Pieces glued together, scraped, sanded, and edges slightly rounded over. Finish with salad bowl finish. Looks too good to use as a cutting surface!

-- joejt





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#1 posted 09-01-2013 01:15 PM

very nice board,the the different wood choices!!

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Rob

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#2 posted 09-01-2013 01:18 PM

Very nice Cutting Board. What are the overall dimensions?

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joejt

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#3 posted 09-01-2013 03:11 PM

The cutting board is 9” X 15”.

-- joejt

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#4 posted 09-01-2013 05:49 PM

Nice design and size : )
Is it just the lighting, the finish, or is the Maple actually grey ?
Sometimes when sanding darker and lighter colored woods together, the dark dust contaminates the light wood by filling its pores. Been down that road a few times.
Keep up the good work : )

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

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joejt

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#5 posted 09-01-2013 06:50 PM

Dusty56
The maple is quite clean and not gray. Must be the lighting. The bubinga did not discolor the surrounding maple. However, I have had maple discolored by bloodwood. I used a card scraper which does some fine planing action and is less likely to spread dust into the lighter wood.

-- joejt

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#6 posted 09-01-2013 07:35 PM

Must be the lighting and / or the finish. Photography is a whole other aspect of woodworking. I hope to get good at it some day : )
I like to use Mineral oIl on my cutting boards to bring the wood to life : )

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

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#7 posted 09-01-2013 08:05 PM

Dusty, nice board, nice pic. I nornally use mineral oil, or a brand of seed oil. I experimented with tung oil and, in this case, salad bowl finish. Tung oil and salad bowl finish are brighter than mineral oil. I think the salad bowl finish is nicest looking, but too film-forming for a cutting board.

-- joejt

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#8 posted 09-01-2013 09:26 PM

I also experimented with salad bowl finish on this board, but found it to be way too glossy for something that will be getting cut upon. It was also very time consuming compared to Mineral oil.
I also have asthma , and the fumes from the SBF were too much for me.


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

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