Cutting Board

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Project by rickf16 posted 10-01-2008 05:20 AM 1882 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my second attempt at an end grain cutting board. I used four types of wood. Maple, cherry, purpleheart and padauk. I found out that purpleheart and padauk are subject to chip out through a planer. I made two different blanks to achieve this look. The finish is about 8 to 10 coats of salad bowl finish wiped on. I have seen other cutting boards members have posted and they look great! This one doesn’t come close to the others, but the customer was happy.

-- Rick

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#1 posted 10-01-2008 05:24 AM

This cutting board looks good to me

-- Rusty

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#2 posted 10-01-2008 05:25 AM

Rick, this looks very good! I like the wood choice and color combinations.

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#3 posted 10-01-2008 05:36 AM

WOW! A Patient man you are. Kudos

-- Bob Schilke

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#4 posted 10-01-2008 08:01 PM

Thanks for the complements. Encouraging words from fellow wood workers are such a blessing!


-- Rick

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#5 posted 10-02-2008 12:44 AM

Rick, That looks very nice to me. Great job.

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

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#6 posted 10-02-2008 03:40 AM

nice work : )...nothing better than a happy customer to sing your praises and talk about their new board and who they got it from !!

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#7 posted 07-11-2009 06:29 PM

I think it is very nice I still have to get one right do not put yourself down

-- Rautenbach,South Africa

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#8 posted 07-12-2009 03:11 AM

Looks great well done

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#9 posted 07-12-2009 05:05 AM

Alternating the two blanks has given the board a wavy feel.. well done.. different to all the others.. and that is what it is all about.,.

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#10 posted 12-06-2009 06:41 AM

Wonderful contrast of woods.

May I suggest you use mineral oil to finish any future cutting boards? Mineral oil, unlike olive oil, salad oil or any other veggie or animal oil, won’t ever turn rancid and it is reasonably priced.

-- JoeR Nothing that I could make will ever be perfect but I'll use it anyway.

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