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Project by mspain77 posted 02-18-2019 02:19 AM 946 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had this odd shape/sized piece of Claro Walnut that my buddy gave to me. I could see the amazing grain and figure so although it was shaped like a potato chip, I couldn’t bring myself to get rid of it. I finally decided that I would sacrifice some of the beauty of the piece in order to at least have some of it useable.
To celebrate my 2,000 follower milestone on Instagram I am currently hosting a giveaway, and this board as well as one of my t-shirts is my contribution to the overall prize package.
There was A LOT of epoxy filling to get this board to this point. The sapwood portion was crumbling due to rot and there was some beautiful spalting present to confirm on the piece that was scrapped. I chose to use shellac cut 50/50 with denatured alcohol to soak into the sapwood and help stabilize it. I then finished with Howard’s cutting board oil and buffed it out.
Though this board took about twice as long as I thought it would, I am very pleased with how it came out. I also am pleased that my brand came out so perfect for this giveaway prize as well.
Any questions or comments are always welcome. Thanks for stopping by.

-- "Always count a woodworkers fingers before heeding their advice." -Mike Spain





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ralbuck

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#1 posted 02-18-2019 02:59 AM

Very pretty.

The winner will love it.

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

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mspain77

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#2 posted 02-18-2019 06:02 PM

Thank you Ralbuck…I think so too.

-- "Always count a woodworkers fingers before heeding their advice." -Mike Spain

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bushmaster

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#3 posted 02-20-2019 02:59 PM

interesting wood, How are you giving it away, is it going to the 2000 signup person.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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mspain77

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#4 posted 02-20-2019 07:58 PM

Not quite. I am providing a link to the giveaway post. The rules are listed in the nice type. Thx.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BtzkfzCgkIL/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=1d0l07siu8wyd

-- "Always count a woodworkers fingers before heeding their advice." -Mike Spain

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#5 posted 02-20-2019 08:36 PM

Lovely wood.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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mspain77

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#6 posted 02-22-2019 12:51 AM

WayneC Thanks bud.

-- "Always count a woodworkers fingers before heeding their advice." -Mike Spain

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trsnider

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#7 posted 03-04-2019 02:00 AM

Did the Howards finish significantly darken the wood? I used mineral oil on some walnut end grain boards I did and the oil absolutely ruined them. It darkened the grain so much that you couldn’t tell it was there. Maybe I should have sanded to a finer grit than 220.

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mspain77

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#8 posted 03-06-2019 05:00 AM

No, actually I’ve never had a problem with Howard’s. I did use some Walrus Oil before the Howard’s and that turned it so dark I couldn’t stand it. All the figure was covered up. I had to sand it back down and start over.

-- "Always count a woodworkers fingers before heeding their advice." -Mike Spain

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