|Project by sgtq||posted 11-30-2013 05:40 PM||1048 views||2 times favorited||6 comments|
I was commissioned to build this cutting board for a buddies wife. Its her birthday and he needed it done this week. I designed a few examples based off the wood I had in stock and he picked this design. I was happy because I had just bought some purpleheart and was excited to use it in a project. I built the board using maple, purpleheart and black walnut. I went through the glue up process and than because I don’t own a reliable planer, sanded it all down to even with a orbital sander and some 60 grit sandpaper, after sanding I notice the purpleheart was no longer purple it was brown and I freaked out!!! I did a lot of research and asking on here for help and was told by many helpful lumberjocks to just leave it in the shop for a few days and the color would return. I nervously did as they said and was so relieved to see the color slowly returning. It took about 3 days in the shop before I could start finishing. Once over the great purple scare I added the drew the monogram using my colwood burner. The feet stands are copied from another fellow lumberjock (hope you don’t mind Seymoreknots!!) I used 3/4 lumber and finished by coving both the right and left side for easy pickup and than used 4 coats of watco butcher block oil with 400 grit sanding in between coats. Thanks for looking and thanks for all the help and advice.
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