Purple Heart & Rock Maple cutting board.

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Project by Ken90712 posted 10-20-2009 02:32 AM 4148 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife’s Purple Heart & Rock Maple cutting boards got put on hold when we decided to make some for a friend’s wedding present. Theirs were made out of Black Walnut & Rock Maple. Ours are finally almost complete, I have 5 coats of finish on them so far. I use 50/50 Salad Bowl finish & mineral spirits as recommended by the Wood Whisper. She loves the purple heart and they blend in well with our White Wash Maple cabinets in the kitchen.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#1 posted 10-20-2009 02:53 AM

Nice cutting board.

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#2 posted 10-20-2009 03:02 AM

Gorgeous looking boards.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#3 posted 10-20-2009 03:09 AM

cool board

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#4 posted 10-20-2009 03:12 AM

these look great…I have some of the same wood for the same project…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#5 posted 10-20-2009 03:20 AM

Ken, Great looking boards. The purple heart and Maple make a perfect combination. Very nice.

-- John @

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#6 posted 10-20-2009 04:50 AM

Gorgeous Cutting Boards, Ken!!

That finish sure does look nice, too.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#7 posted 10-20-2009 05:32 AM

Great combo of woods, very nice.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#8 posted 10-20-2009 06:38 AM

Thx everyone! It mean alot form men with you talents!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#9 posted 10-20-2009 07:37 AM

You are quite the craftsman yourself mate.. don’t belittle the effort taken to make these.

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#10 posted 10-20-2009 12:12 PM

hi Ken

timbers chosen compliment each other braw, (means great,good,nice etc in Scotland) superb looking and well made board, must you let anyone near with a sharp instrument?

Take care bbbb

-- Bill,Bonnie Scotland

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#11 posted 10-20-2009 03:24 PM

looks great

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#12 posted 10-20-2009 04:34 PM

nice looking board i like that color combo

-- self proclaimed copycat

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#13 posted 10-20-2009 10:47 PM

Stunning color combo, that purpleheart is some pretty wood! Nice work on sanding them, that end grain is harder than “Japanese Arithmetic” (No offense to our Eastern woodworking brothers) :)


-- "The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives should be a Store, Not a Govt. Agency"

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#14 posted 10-21-2009 01:53 AM

Smart to make a many-coated finish. I love purpleheart – so glad I discovered it through this site. Congrats on the rounded edges. I am not there yet. I still need a new router and table….

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