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Project by Dusty56 posted 08-10-2008 05:13 AM 5344 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 : )

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#1 posted 08-10-2008 05:16 AM

Very nice Dusty. A great looking board.

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#2 posted 08-10-2008 05:23 AM

Great job!

Thanks for the post


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#3 posted 08-10-2008 05:42 AM

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

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#4 posted 08-10-2008 07:36 AM

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

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#5 posted 08-10-2008 10:16 AM

Very nice.Great job!

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#6 posted 08-10-2008 12:15 PM

Looks like it held up well! It looks great!

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#7 posted 08-10-2008 04:56 PM

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!



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#8 posted 08-10-2008 06:06 PM

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 !

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#9 posted 08-11-2008 12:50 AM

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.

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#10 posted 08-17-2008 05:19 AM

Great job. Nice contrast of colors.

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#11 posted 10-19-2008 05:42 AM

Wow! great job.


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#12 posted 08-10-2009 04:34 AM

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

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#13 posted 08-10-2009 04:37 AM

Very Cool Rusty

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#14 posted 08-10-2009 04:59 AM

Thank you dorran and you too , a1Tim ! lol

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#15 posted 10-12-2009 04:42 AM

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!


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