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Forum topic by Rich Simon posted 06-12-2015 10:46 PM 1374 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Rich Simon

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06-12-2015 10:46 PM

I’ve seen these boards several times but can’t quite figure out the method to get the rough look. Any ideas?

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#1 posted 06-12-2015 11:27 PM

I have no idea how they achieved that finish, but…....... (Just from my personal perspective) I wouldn’t ever want to replicate it.

What application do you have in mind for that finish? Just curious.

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#2 posted 06-12-2015 11:53 PM

I’m not too keen on that look either but sandblasting or soda blasting will get you close.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#3 posted 06-13-2015 12:00 AM

I agree with gfadvm; soda blasting will do it….although why you would want to is another question.


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#4 posted 06-13-2015 12:12 AM

500th post. Whoo-hoo to me.

I think the two center “boards” are in fact, bread.


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#5 posted 06-13-2015 01:22 AM

Wouldn’t eat it either. Looks pretty gnarly and disgusting. Bad woodworking and bad bread making seem to go hand in hand. Oh well, just put a few coats of Danish Oil on it and no one will ever know the difference ;-)

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#6 posted 06-13-2015 02:10 AM

If I had to guess, I’d say whips and chains. I can’t tell detail of the texture from these pictures (not like mine are any better). Could be OSB with some interesting treatment, like a wire wheel?

BoT, what do you want to do with this, just replicate it?

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#7 posted 06-13-2015 02:54 AM

I think the two center “boards” are in fact, bread.- Greg In Maryland

Ding ding. I think we have a winner!

-- Jerry, making sawdust professionally since 1976

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#8 posted 06-13-2015 09:34 AM

A Stromboli with a handle.

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#9 posted 06-13-2015 09:53 AM

Well it’s bread! Guess that explains the flour.

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