The Leaves Are Falling

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Project by crashman posted 11-09-2013 03:13 PM 1266 views 11 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Lots of leaves this year & some fell on my cutting board, LOL, well not really. I got this oak leaf pattern off the internet. This is my 3rd inlay project with a router & bushing, I am very satisfied with the results on this project, no errors. The cutting board is Black Walnut with inlays of Paduak, Yellow Heart, & Cherry for the leaves. The finish is Williamsville Butcher Block Oil from hfstaples. I like the Williamsville Oil because it enhances the colors of the wood instead of darkening them like most other oils. Everyone says I would never cut on that board, so all my latest boards are made to use the back side for cutting…........................................Jack

-- Jack R. Ellis

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#1 posted 11-09-2013 03:24 PM

excellent cutting board. The oak leaf inlays are are very nice design feature and really do give the cutting board a nice fall feeling.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#2 posted 11-09-2013 03:50 PM

Very nice cutting board the inlay ads a lot.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 11-09-2013 04:22 PM

This really looks nice. Did you use the Whitehead inlay kit with the brass bushing and set of bits? I just bought their kit and am anxious to give it a try.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#4 posted 11-09-2013 04:36 PM

Smart to make the flip side for use. Great job.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 11-09-2013 06:22 PM

helluvawrek, I used the inlay bushing set from Rockler, I believe its identical to the Whitehead???

-- Jack R. Ellis

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#6 posted 11-09-2013 11:24 PM

Nerves of steel are required for this project. To take a router bit to an already finished board, WOW, I admire your courage and finished product.

-- Skilled craftsman are not cheap, cheap craftsman are not skilled. Bert, Wooster

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#7 posted 11-10-2013 02:15 AM

Very cool board and inlays. Nice color contrast and mix.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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#8 posted 11-10-2013 06:10 AM

Very Nice Work Indeed! Thanks For Sharing


-- Hope Everyone Is Doing Well! .... Best Regards: Rick

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#9 posted 11-10-2013 06:11 AM


-- Hope Everyone Is Doing Well! .... Best Regards: Rick

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#10 posted 11-10-2013 11:25 AM

With winter coming, what is next? Snow flakes?

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#11 posted 11-12-2013 05:56 PM

Fantastic cutting board! Cool design and attractive wood colors, the inlays are great accents. Excellent job!

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