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Trucker

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07-02-2015 12:08 PM

Topic tags/keywords: zebrawood

Hi Everyone,
I have seen a few beautiful cutting boards that incorporated zebrawood and purpleheart and I was hoping to do the same, but I have never worked with it before. Is there anything that I should pay particular attention to with it? It looks to be pretty hard, will it damage my lunchbox planer (DeWalt)? Sorry if these sound like dumb questions, but I’m relatively new to working with hardwoods and want to do it right!

Thanks!


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#1 posted 07-02-2015 12:50 PM

Those woods work like any other hardwood, no particular problems other than zebra wood is incredibly expensive.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#2 posted 07-02-2015 12:58 PM

http://lumberjocks.com/topics/35546
Please don’t run the cutting board end grain up through the planer.

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#3 posted 07-02-2015 12:58 PM

I cant remember 100% but I think my wood supplier who sells purpleheart told me it turns brown with time or maybe it was blood wood. Some one here should be able to confirm.

-- Knowledge and experience equals Wisdom, Michael Frankowski

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#4 posted 07-02-2015 01:07 PM



http://lumberjocks.com/topics/35546
Please don t run the cutting board end grain up through the planer.

- waho6o9

Did you make lemonade out of those lemons and have a cutting board with removable serving board???? Not to minimize how frustrated you must have been when that happened, but it could have been turned into a pretty sweet combo!

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#5 posted 07-02-2015 01:19 PM

Actually that’s from the link mentioned below the picture and it’s from:
http://www.thewoodwhisperer.com/articles/end-grain-through-the-planer/

Edit Here are a few pictures of what can happen when you send an end grain cutting board through a planer. Thanks to Matthew Thomas for sharing these pictures with us.”

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#6 posted 07-02-2015 01:24 PM

I guess a drum sander would have been a better choice!!!!LOL

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#7 posted 07-02-2015 02:27 PM

Yeppers

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#8 posted 07-02-2015 07:44 PM

Purple Heart will turn brown as it ages. Some people are sensitive to Zebra Wood.

-- Ric, Mazomanie

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