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Project by Joshua Oehler posted 10-28-2013 01:51 AM 1468 views 5 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Starting my xmas present builds. This is a cutting board I just finished for my father in-law. It is made from Bark Pocket Maple, Purpleheart, Padauk & Jatoba. Pretty standard cutting board. Finished with just mineral oil. Finished Size is about 12” x 18” I was a little worried about the color of the purpleheart not coming back after it was planed & sanded, but a few hours in the sun on a pretty cool day (by FL standards anyways) took care of that. Being that this was my first cutting board I was pretty happy with the results!

-- - "But old news can change, as memories float downstream. So don't judge me by my failures, only by my dreams"





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Jokker78

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#1 posted 10-28-2013 03:33 AM

That’s is very neat. How much glue did you use? Did you glue it up all at once?

-- Measure once, cut , measure again, cut and damn its still to short

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Joshua Oehler

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#2 posted 10-28-2013 03:44 AM

I did glue it all up at once. It didn’t take that much glue. I used just enough to get just a small amount of squeeze out from the joints…. I hate cleaning up glue messes!

-- - "But old news can change, as memories float downstream. So don't judge me by my failures, only by my dreams"

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#3 posted 10-28-2013 05:35 AM

Very nice. Crazy how the purpleheart does that huh?!

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#4 posted 10-28-2013 07:07 AM

Nice choice of colors

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#5 posted 10-28-2013 11:52 AM

I’ve never seen bark pocket maple before; it kind of look like cork. Very nice.

-- Todd, Ontario, CA

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#6 posted 10-28-2013 02:04 PM

Thanks all!

-- - "But old news can change, as memories float downstream. So don't judge me by my failures, only by my dreams"

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#7 posted 10-28-2013 02:06 PM

Wow fantastic board.

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#8 posted 10-28-2013 04:19 PM

Great design. Looks like a waterfall. Bonus points for not going overboard with purpleheart everywhere.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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Joshua Oehler

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#9 posted 10-28-2013 04:57 PM

Yeah I like purpleheart…but only as an accent. I kept going back and forth on which order to put the woods in .. I knew I wanted the maples on the outside but that was all I was sold on. I almost switched the Jatoba and Padauk, but it made it kind of hard on the eyes…almost like you couldn’t decide where to focus. Would have had the red in the middle and the Jatoba surrounding the Purpleheart really made the purpleheart jump off the board and jatoba kind of fall back into the background even though it was the wood that created the main pattern. If I where to do this again the only thing I would probably change is to make the Jatoba strip in the center a little bit wider and possibly have the Padauk overlap a little bit more down those strips.

-- - "But old news can change, as memories float downstream. So don't judge me by my failures, only by my dreams"

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#10 posted 12-07-2013 06:11 AM

Neat! Question: Do you have any tips for a beginner on how to avoid padauk dust staining the wood around during sanding? Thanks!

-- "If you're not counting the ripples when throwing pebbles in the water, you're wasting your time."

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