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Project by SawdustWrangler posted 02-08-2010 06:29 PM 1638 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This board idea honestly came from my wife. She noticed a scrap piece of zebra wood laying around and asked if I could do a board with it and a couple darker stripes. This is what it came to be. In order to keep it 100% “exotic”, the stripes are wenge. How functional it will be, I have no idea but I can’t recall seeing a cutting board made of zebra wood.

-- Chris, South Carolina





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#1 posted 02-08-2010 06:31 PM

I like it well done board.

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#2 posted 02-08-2010 06:50 PM

Chris this looks great to me, just to let you know i am making one cutting board with the the same wood. I would like to tell people to wipe the glue edge with a strong cleaner before glue-up.
Regards: alsmax

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#3 posted 02-08-2010 06:54 PM

nice board ,

unique !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#4 posted 02-08-2010 06:57 PM

nice looking board would be a shame to cut something on it though..

-- thats not a mistake... i ment that

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#5 posted 02-08-2010 08:45 PM

It’s a great looking board , but I find Zebrawood to be too soft to use for cutting boards , otherwise I would certainly use it : ) On the other side of the coin , the Wenge will dull the heck out of your knives .

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

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#6 posted 02-08-2010 09:21 PM

Thanks guys! As far as glued edges are concerned, my boards are glued before surface planing, edge trimming and sanding so its a non-issue. However it is a good tip for other projects! I’m not sure if she will use it or not, but after a little research the hardness of zebra wood exceeds that of maple, walnut and oak. I didn’t research it till you said something Dusty and really had no clue. ; ) However durability will be the true experiment.

Janka Hardness Scale
http://tinytimbers.com/janka.htm

-- Chris, South Carolina

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#7 posted 02-08-2010 09:22 PM

I must have some bad Zebrawood then…..I can mark mine with my fingernail : ( They also have two types of Pine listed as being harder than Hard Maple….I guess I’d have to see those in person : ) Thanks for the link !

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

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#8 posted 02-08-2010 09:48 PM

Great board. I dig zebra wood but if i remember right its got some toxicity to it, meaning the splinters have some kind of oil in them that really fester for long long time. Not sure if that would transfer to food prep but something you might look into. Anyway great job..

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#9 posted 02-08-2010 10:25 PM

nice looking board… interesting piece of wood you used, adds a uniqueness to it…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#10 posted 02-08-2010 10:37 PM

Thanks…I know like many wood species the bark and dust is a skin irritant. Hopefully several hearty coats of salad bow finish will make a decent barrier.

-- Chris, South Carolina

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#11 posted 04-18-2010 04:52 AM

What is the measurement of this cutting board ?

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#12 posted 04-20-2010 09:56 PM

Lucky dog you. Always nice to be asked to spend time in the shop by your spouse LOL

-- Mike - Antero's Urban Wood Designs http://anterosurbanwooddesigns.com

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