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One of my friends aquired some rough cut 1×12x8 magnolia boards that he wanted me to plane so he could build a counter top for his cookhouse. well myRidgid TP13 was protesting, and so was my Griz 3 hp dust collector. This stuff was like planing sweet gum. It rolled up and plugged my dust collector. I told my friend to
come get the stuff. Then I thought it may plane better in thin strips, I cut several strips and glued them up into a cutting board. My friend loves it, so we are going to build the counter top with edge grain Magnolia. Minus the cherry. Thought it was an interesting wood. Thought I would share. What do you think? Will it make a nice counter top?

-- Acts: 2:38





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#1 posted 05-30-2009 10:25 PM

I really like the pattern of the wood and the cherry is a nice touch. Nicely done.

-- Marc

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#2 posted 05-30-2009 10:36 PM

I don’t know anything about the durability, but it sure is beautiful!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 05-30-2009 10:55 PM

VERY BEAUTIFUL WOOD…THE CHERRY IS A NICE ACCENT…DIDNT KNOW MAGNOLIA LOOKED LIKE THAT…HAS THE SAME LOOK AS WALNUT….THERE ARE SOME NICE SIZE MAGNOLIA’S AROUND THIS AREA…I WONDER IF I COULD CREATE A DISTRACTION LONG ENOUGH TO RUN THE CHAIN SAW….HEY DID YOU SEE THAT ELEAPHANT…....

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#4 posted 05-31-2009 12:00 AM

Countertop? Hells yeah!

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#5 posted 05-31-2009 12:32 AM

Beautiful wood… I think it’ll make quite the counter top…Be sure you post it when you’re done…

Rob

-- Happy and safe woodworking, [email protected]

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#6 posted 05-31-2009 12:42 AM

super cool love that wood

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#7 posted 05-31-2009 12:51 AM

Wow, that looks almost surreal,
what finish did you use?

-- BRODY. NSW AUSTRALIA -arguments with turnings are rarely productive-

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#8 posted 05-31-2009 12:56 AM

Gorgeous!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#9 posted 05-31-2009 02:47 AM

Very nice work. beautiful.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#10 posted 05-31-2009 04:27 AM

Beautiful board. The way it’s put together, it looks like it was “created” that way as a single board almost. Maybe it’s my brain after a long work day.

-- Respect your shop tools and they will respect you - Ric

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#11 posted 05-31-2009 04:29 AM

Thats a beautiful board.

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#12 posted 05-31-2009 05:25 AM

great looking cutter…..very nice

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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#13 posted 05-31-2009 06:04 AM

I love the look of the Magnolia. If it is durable enough I’d say go for the counter top. You might also check about how much the wood moves over time. It might be beautiful and look fantastic but if it starts to fold up and warp after a year or two you could be in for a lot of repeat labor.

I’ll have to keep my eyes open for some of that wood for my projects.

-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO

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#14 posted 05-31-2009 07:46 AM

Great looking board. I have turned some large bowls with Magnolia and they seem quite stable and durable. My wife has used them regularly for about 18 years. I wish I could get more of it.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#15 posted 05-31-2009 01:42 PM

Thanks for all the comments. The board id finished with just mineral oil. Talked about poly or epoxy for the countertop.

-- Acts: 2:38

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