Purpleheart and Maple Cutting Board

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Project by ComradeNorgren posted 06-15-2012 12:19 AM 11062 views 10 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, my sister moved out, and she was using one of those little dinky white plastic cutting boards, so it was time to make her a semi-decent one. I went down to Austins in Santa Ana and picked up some 4/4 Purpleheart and maple and made this. Also made my own cutting board oil by mixing mineral oil and melting 25% wax into it. Turned out pretty good, and much cheaper than the stuff you buy at the store. Anyways, thanks for looking!

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#1 posted 06-15-2012 12:42 AM

nice board, i go to austins as well

-- Ben L

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#2 posted 06-15-2012 12:59 AM

Beautiful board. Great job. Those 2 woods really compliment each other well.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#3 posted 06-15-2012 02:13 AM

Good looking board. I love the Maple PH combo.

-- The mistakes I make in woodworking are not mistakes they just give my projects character- Me

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#4 posted 06-15-2012 03:24 PM

Love Purpleheart. One of my favorite woods. The contrast with the maple is great.

One of my other favorite woods is Yellowheart. Mixed with the purpleheart makes another nice contrast.

-- -- Don from PA

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#5 posted 06-15-2012 03:44 PM

I like it! I enjoy the contrast with the purple heart and maple as well.

-- Woodworking for the hobbyist woodworker.

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#6 posted 06-16-2012 12:50 AM

It’s so beautiful that I wouldn’t like to use it as a cutting board.

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#7 posted 06-16-2012 01:04 AM

I love these two woods together

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#8 posted 06-16-2012 01:05 AM

I really like it. There are so many cutting board designs out there, but I haven’t seen one like this. Simplistic, but I think that’s what I like about it.

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#9 posted 06-16-2012 05:22 AM

Nice design and nice photo’s…..................

-- mike...............

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