Black Gum Wood for cutting board

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Forum topic by ChrisCarr posted 07-10-2011 09:44 PM 2273 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-10-2011 09:44 PM

I wanna make a cutting board, is Black Gum a wood that could be used for the cutting board?
I have a lot of black Gum I am sawing and drying so I’m trying to find projects for it.

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#2 posted 07-11-2011 11:21 PM

If you are talking about Nyssa sylvatica, aka Tupelo or Black Tupelo, why not. It is strong, hard to split, heavy, and in Colonial times, was used for water pipes. Sand very smooth and seal with mixture of bol, paint thinner, and beeswax and enjoy. Post pics of the wood to be sure we’re talking about the same thing.


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