Exotic wood small end-grain cutting board

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Project by ScottinVa posted 01-11-2020 08:24 PM 795 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this for a friend’s fancy bar as a garnish cutting board.

The woods are padauk, purpleheart, osage organge, and gaboon ebony. It’s finished with General Finishes Arm-r-Seal.

I am Charlie Brown with Lucy and the football when it comes to planing end-grain. I see these Youtube videos and I’m like – LET’S DO THIS! then it spits the board back in my face basically. Every time. I may finally be done.

Something about this combination of woods which was fairly accidental pops quite nicely to me.

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#1 posted 01-12-2020 04:54 AM

One of the wildest colored boards I’ve seen. I will usually use a belt sander first on end grain cutting boards. Great job !!! Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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#2 posted 01-12-2020 10:02 AM

Very beautiful woods and patterns!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 01-12-2020 10:18 AM

Nice mix of colors, sure makes a statement. I think you are looking for a wide belt sander. Or a planer with really light cuts.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#4 posted 01-12-2020 01:18 PM

picture # 6 really shows off the colors – great looking board

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#5 posted 01-12-2020 02:59 PM

Quite “exotic” with all those woods! (must weigh a ton 8^)

Looks great!

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#6 posted 01-13-2020 01:06 AM

Nice board! Wild colors make it shine.

-- AJ

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#7 posted 01-14-2020 01:40 PM

Thanks for the comments – this combo gets a lot of compliments – so much so that I will likely make another. Yes the board has a hefty feel.

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