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Project by Dusty56 posted 2202 days ago 3151 views 1 time favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was disappointed with the “blotchiness” of the color in the Ash that I used for this project, so I kept it for myself and made another one for my customer. This board is made from 5/4 ” Cherry , Ash , Maple and Black Walnut which had a knot in the edge of the board with some pretty nice figure coming from it . I assembled the board and routed the profile on it …The knot had split during the drying process , so I carefully gouged it out until I got to solid wood and then “massaged” it with my PorterCable ROS until I felt happy with the results . I really love the waterfall effect of the grain pattern and all of my guests make mention of it . I made this about 5 years ago and have since routed a juice groove into the back of it where I have done most of the cutting on this board . Your comments are welcome and appreciated : )

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





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Karson

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#1 posted 2202 days ago

Very nice Dusty. A great looking board.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Callum Kendall

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#2 posted 2202 days ago

Great job!

Thanks for the post

Callum

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trifern

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#3 posted 2202 days ago

Another gorgeous board Dusty. I really like the grain pattern. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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woodworm

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#4 posted 2202 days ago

Very nice. I like the grain pattern around the knot area.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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jeanmarc

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#5 posted 2202 days ago

Very nice.Great job!

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TedM

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#6 posted 2202 days ago

Looks like it held up well! It looks great!

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#7 posted 2202 days ago

Hi Dusty;

Gee do you think you’re a perfectionist?

I mean really, this one wasn’t good enough for a customer?

I’d like to see the one you felt WAS good enough!

Beautiful!!

Lee

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Dusty56

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#8 posted 2202 days ago

Hello Lee and thank you for the comment . If you look at the Ash in the pictures , you will notice what I meant by “blotchiness” . Most of the Ash is creamy / yellowish color , yet some areas of it are almost white and appear to be bleached out or stained . It was extremely noticeable when the board was brand new . The wood is quite solid so I really have no clue why it differs in color. I didn’t have a camera back when I made the other board for my customer , so no pix of that one . Same design , except I thoroughly examined the next Ash for flaws and of course the knot and special grain weren’t in the Black Walnut …...Thanks again for your feedback and I look forward to your next post as always : ) Have a great day !

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

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brianinpa

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#9 posted 2201 days ago

Another great piece of work Dusty. You use a lot of differnt types of wood that I would never have thought of. This gives me some insight for future projects.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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Budgie

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#10 posted 2195 days ago

Great job. Nice contrast of colors.

-- Bud, Central Square, NY, http://thepostnbeam.blogspot.com/

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Budgie

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#11 posted 2132 days ago

Wow! great job.

Bud

-- Bud, Central Square, NY, http://thepostnbeam.blogspot.com/

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dorran

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#12 posted 1837 days ago

Nice. Beauty and Functionality. Not too fancy to be afraid to use it.

-- Life is about choices. You can spend a lot of money on furniture and have really nice furniture; Or you can spend a lot on tools and have even more expensive, crappy furniture. I made my choice.

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a1Jim

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#13 posted 1837 days ago

Very Cool Rusty

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Dusty56

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#14 posted 1837 days ago

Thank you dorran and you too , a1Tim ! lol

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

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Jerry

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#15 posted 1774 days ago

Great looking board! The edge detail really highlights the design. All of the “Soft” edges contrast very nicely with the crisp 90 deg edge detail. Very nice work!

Jerry

-- "The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives should be a Store, Not a Govt. Agency"

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