My Finished Boards

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Project by Bob Rodrigues posted 01-24-2016 02:22 AM 1640 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This started out as just one simple board but ended up being 3 boards. In all these boards my total time of work was 16hrs worth of work. Not too bad but I just wanted to finish this project and get started on my next. Hope y’all enjoy the pics and please let me know what you think. Thaks

-- Bob, Fall River, Ma

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#1 posted 01-24-2016 02:29 AM

Nice Boards Bob, those should make some cook really happy!

-- Smitty

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#2 posted 01-24-2016 01:17 PM

Very nice boards Bob. I made 6 for Christmas. I should have stuck with just doing 3 at one time, like I usually do. Very good time you made. It takes me about 8 hours average per board, but I am getting better. Thanks for posting.

Ellery Becnel

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#3 posted 01-24-2016 09:04 PM

Love end grain boards and these are no exception!

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#4 posted 01-24-2016 09:21 PM

Looking good!

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#5 posted 01-25-2016 12:54 AM

hi bob, those boards look great, and the contrasting colors really pop!
And that brings up a question, I made some end grain boards from Hard Maple and Bloodwood, they were great till I doused them with the Mineral Oil. all the Maple turned a leather brown and the Bloodwood was almost black. So here is the question: How do you keep the colors so vivid???

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#6 posted 01-25-2016 01:20 AM

Well I never worked with bloodwood so I don’t know The characteristics with it. I used plain old clear mineral oil that I bought at Home Depot. Did the bloodwood color run and bleed into the maple or did you use a different kind of oil other than clear mineral oil???

-- Bob, Fall River, Ma

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#7 posted 01-25-2016 08:52 PM

hi Bob, Thanks for the reply …
I used General Finishes Butcher Block oil which is clear mineral oil … at an inflated price … Hmmm, guess I will try it again and see how it turns out.
Mineral oil from HD huh?? I will try some of that and see …
Thanks again for the response.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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