Marc Spagnuolo design cutting board

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Project by Wally_nd posted 08-17-2008 02:49 AM 3881 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I know you all have seen a ton of these cutting boards but here’s mine. I really had fun making it. It was the first time I’d worked with Purple Heart and it is sure beautiful (boy it’s hard wood). It turned out well with a few mistakes that i will always see but maybe no one else will.

-- Jeremy, North Dakota

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#1 posted 08-17-2008 02:53 AM

Great looking cutting board. Thanks for sharing Wally.

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

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#2 posted 08-17-2008 04:01 AM

Very good looking. I saw the board at the Wood Whisperer and thought “I really need to make one of those..” Someday.

Good job and whoever uses it will be very happy, I’m sure!

-- "Skol, Vikings"

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#3 posted 08-17-2008 04:20 AM

very good looking.great job

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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#4 posted 08-17-2008 04:28 AM

Beautiful Job!

Just finishing up one of these, too. Don’t think I’ll make any more, however. I think I spent more for sand paper than in the wood!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 08-17-2008 05:33 AM

First off… howdy from a former NoDak. I was born and raised in ND, left almost 19 years ago when I joined the Army. I am stationed in Arizona now, but I get back home every couple of years.

Very nice cutting board. A few weeks ago I bought a #$%^ load of purple heart and maple to make some of the cutting boards for family and friends.

A tip for lew’s comment above: next time, instead of spending a bunch of money on sand paper, get yourself a scraper or two. They work a lot better than sandpaper, and are reusable! ;)

-- If it ain't country, it ain't music!

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#6 posted 08-17-2008 06:40 AM

Nice cutting board

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#7 posted 08-17-2008 07:14 AM

Very nice. Your right that Purple Heart is beautiful. Great job.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#8 posted 08-17-2008 04:39 PM

awesome job Wally what finish did you use?

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#9 posted 08-17-2008 05:08 PM

its called salad bowl finish. I ordered it from rockler…..

-- Jeremy, North Dakota

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#10 posted 08-17-2008 11:24 PM

Great job!

Thanks for the post


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#11 posted 08-18-2008 10:10 PM

I echo the scraper thing. The first one of these I made took forever, but once I gave it a once-over with a scraper, it cut the finish time down to a fraction what it was.

Nice looking cutting board!

-- Dylan Vanderhoof - General hobbiest and reluctant penmaker.

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#12 posted 09-01-2008 04:07 AM

I think I’ve seen this before! Nice job. The Purple and maple are great contrasting woods.

-- Bud -

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#13 posted 03-08-2012 05:07 AM

Looks nice. I just finished up one of these myself, I think there is a law someplace that everyone is required to make one of these! Yours however looks much nicer than mine. Did you leave it out to oxidize the purpleheart a bit before putting on the finish? I put howards butcher block conditioner on mine without waiting for the purpleheart to turn purple and now it seems like it isn’t going to…

-- I work with metal for money, and wood for fun...

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#14 posted 03-09-2012 04:41 PM

yep you have to leave purple heart sit a day or so after you cut or sand otherwise it look more brown than purple

-- Jeremy, North Dakota

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