cutting board and cherry salad bowl

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Project by NaptownWood posted 01-01-2015 10:13 PM 1047 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made a cutting board and turned a bowl for the wife for xmas this year. The board is maple and walnut and small strips of purple heart. Done the usual end grain way in a fairly random glue up. It is 18”x15” and about 1.75” thick. Its a big boy and just lives on the counter between the stove top and her new stand mixer, which is actually pretty convenient. It sits on one of those non slip silicone drawer liners. It has taken almost a quart of mineral oil in the past week and isn’t slowing down.

The bowl is from a cherry tree off the family farm. It is about 10-11” in diameter and about 6-7” tall. Didnt measure that one, but it had the jet mini all maxed out. I turned it green and left the base thick and heavy and then put it in the oven upside down on the warm setting all day. It took the moisture down to about 17%, so it may be ok, but may taco a bit. I have been soaking it in the same mineral oil as the board for a salad bowl. I got the oil at a CVS, and it is food safe and cheaper that other places. Any comments are welcome—-critical or not…thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 01-01-2015 11:12 PM

Very nice work! I love the story behind the bowl, beautiful grain pattern.

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#2 posted 01-03-2015 04:01 AM

Neat bowl. She will treasure it. An heirloom piece!

-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana

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