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Project by georgieporgie posted 09-09-2017 10:41 PM 3432 views 4 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I know cutting boards are pretty common here, so I will keep it short. Padauk makes a really pretty board, and the maple provides a nice contrast. I made six of these to sell for Christmas. I usually flatten cutting boards with the router before planing, but this time I skipped that step which was a huge time saver. My planer has a spiral cutting head and I round over the corners to prevent ripping off the following edge. Folks often warn against sending an end-grain cutting board through a planer, but I have never had an issue. Thanks for looking, George

-- - George: Richland, Washington





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Ivan

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#1 posted 09-10-2017 09:53 AM

Pretty stylish look – beautiful!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 09-10-2017 11:55 AM

I’ve stopped using padauk for cutting boards because I could never get rid of that fine dust. No matter how much compressed air or just rubbing it out with a rag, when you wiped the board, that orange color came off on the cloth, even after several coats of mineral oil were applied.

If you solved that problem, I’d really like to know how.

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helluvawreck

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#3 posted 09-10-2017 01:10 PM

What a beautiful board and I love the pattern.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#4 posted 09-10-2017 03:56 PM

Wow, nice colours in the board!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#5 posted 09-10-2017 06:22 PM



I ve stopped using padauk for cutting boards because I could never get rid of that fine dust. No matter how much compressed air or just rubbing it out with a rag, when you wiped the board, that orange color came off on the cloth, even after several coats of mineral oil were applied.

If you solved that problem, I d really like to know how.

- jat

Hello Jat, After I applied some wax, the color stopped bleeding onto the rag. To be honest, I did not worry about it. Should I be? Thanks, George

-- - George: Richland, Washington

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doubleG469

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#6 posted 09-10-2017 06:41 PM

nothing common place on that board, very nice and I love the color of the padauk with maple contrast. great job. How big is it?

-- I refuse to edit the photo orientation for this website any longer. It’s an issue they should address and correct. Gary, Texas

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dalepage

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#7 posted 09-10-2017 10:39 PM

Very striking design. Well done.

I don’t have any problem with planing the end grain either. I glue a sacrificial strip onto each end and that takes any tea rout. When I’m not planing, I use my crosscut sled and cut off those strips to square up the board.

It worked from the first time and has never failed.

-- Dale

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#8 posted 09-11-2017 01:40 AM



nothing common place on that board, very nice and I love the color of the padauk with maple contrast. great job. How big is it?

- doubleG469

~12” x 12”. Thank you for the nice comment.

-- - George: Richland, Washington

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#9 posted 09-11-2017 12:56 PM

good work good finishing beautiful padouk

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#10 posted 09-12-2017 03:26 AM



I ve stopped using padauk for cutting boards because I could never get rid of that fine dust. No matter how much compressed air or just rubbing it out with a rag, when you wiped the board, that orange color came off on the cloth, even after several coats of mineral oil were applied.

If you solved that problem, I d really like to know how.

- jat


Same here. I can never get it to stop bleeding. Awesome look, regardless.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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