Cutting board in sapele

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Project by flowerdog posted 10-29-2017 05:22 PM 1060 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This was a simple project except for getting that reversing grain to smooth out. The planes left it rough, then the scraper cards got it smooth but not flat, so finally I put sandpaper down on mdf, and that did the trick. It is finished with sesame seed oil. Dimensions: 15×6.5”

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#1 posted 10-29-2017 05:33 PM

Very pretty. If it gets used it will NOT stay very smooth anyway.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#2 posted 10-29-2017 09:01 PM

Nice work

-- TT, Illinois

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#3 posted 10-29-2017 11:32 PM

I love sapele. Really nice.

-- AJ

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#4 posted 10-30-2017 12:01 PM

I have that problem a lot with Sapale, the raised grain coming off the planer. And I’ve got a spiralhead!
You can just basically sand it down until it quiets down.

-- Tsunami Guitars and Custom Woodworking, Cleveland, TN

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