Maple, Lyptus, cherry cutting board

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Project by NedB posted 06-16-2009 02:08 AM 2205 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Quick photo just before sending it off to the wedding shower it was a gift for. Dimentions, approximately 11” square and 1” thick. end grain in the woodwhisperer tradition.

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1

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#1 posted 06-16-2009 02:12 AM

Don’t want to nitpick. Because the board is great. Looking at it I’d like all of the end grain on the dark brown have the smile going the same way. Some are a smile and some are a frown.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#2 posted 06-16-2009 03:16 AM

However, mathematically speaking there is a “pattern” to the smiles. 2 smiles, 2 upside down smiles etc…
Big Smiles to you Ned, great design. Nice gift.
Where do you get lyptus? My suppliers don’t carry it.


-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~

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#3 posted 06-16-2009 05:22 AM

Very nice cutter. I like the way the grain alternates.

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#4 posted 06-16-2009 06:09 AM

now that’s a board you could actually cut on without hurting it ! good job : )

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

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#5 posted 06-16-2009 09:47 PM

As for the smiles, that’s what was in there, I simply glued up the board, cut it apart and tried (evidently I failed once?) to strictly flip end for end and then turn them up to get the end grain, so each one’s mate is on the opposite side of the board (if you follow..)

Source for Lyptus, Get in touch with Brian at He’s local to me, but Does ship up to full pallet quantities of wood. That particular board I bought simply to try out Lyptus, have used it in several boards now, and I really like it. It is actually Harder than the rock maple in the rest of the board, and of course, Much harder than that cherry.

Thanks all!

I sent it along with the classic recipe for care and feeding… Mineral oil once a day for a week, once a week for a month, once a month from then on…

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1

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#6 posted 06-16-2009 09:50 PM

Super Nice cutting board looks fantastic.


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#7 posted 06-18-2009 11:29 AM

Nice cutting board.

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#8 posted 06-17-2010 04:05 PM

great board—and answers my question about lyptus as a cutting board wood,,,thanks for showing

-- ElmoSr,Ga. Life is Hard by the Yard,,,But a Cinch by the Inch

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