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Project by Neil Davis posted 11-06-2014 01:15 AM 2428 views 5 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend brought me some leftover Walnut from a floor that was installed in his house. I was not really sure what to do with it but it was some beautiful wood. I planed it down to get rid of the grooves that are in the bottom side and then cut it in strips and then laid it vertical with some Maple strips between. The busy board is about 15” square and about 1 1/4” thick the other board is about 5/8” thick and 13”x15”. The thick board is for the gentleman that gave me the Walnut and the other board is for use in a travel trailer. I put 4 coats of beeswax and mineral oil mixture on the boards. Smooth as silk and smell quite nice as well. I purchased a branding iron and used it for the first time. Had to heat it with a butane torch. Overall I am pleased with these and plan on making a couple more with some different types of wood.

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#1 posted 11-06-2014 02:29 AM

Both are very nice,but I really like the one with the wider pieces.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#2 posted 11-06-2014 03:27 AM

Nice boards. Love the figure in those wider pieces. Also may I ask where you got your branding iron. I’d like to have one for myself.

-- J.C.Sellers, Norcross, Ga. Just cut it right the first time. The best carpenters make the fewest chips.

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#3 posted 11-06-2014 12:58 PM

Very nice

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#4 posted 11-06-2014 01:23 PM

Very nice, I just posted a set of cutting boards about 15 behind you that uses the same contrast with Walnut & Oak. Nice job making the most out of scrap wood.

-- Bryan, South Carolina

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#5 posted 11-06-2014 10:12 PM

That’s very pleasing. I love the color of the woods.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#6 posted 11-08-2014 09:41 PM

Beautiful. Wish I had a friend like yours

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#7 posted 11-10-2014 12:44 PM

Jim Sellers: Purchased the Branding Iron from this supplier.

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#8 posted 11-29-2014 04:19 AM

Beautiful cutting board, I am gonna knock some of these out for Christmas.

-- Gerry-Abbotsford BC

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