Maple/Olive/Hickory EG-CB for my Father In Law

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Project by JR_Dog posted 01-07-2013 04:03 AM 1404 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well it’s been a while since I’ve had a chance to create any projects but I’m finally somewhat back on my feet and was able to pull together enough scrap hardwood from previous project to make my Father In Law an end grain CB out of Maple,Olive Wood, and Hickory. His kitchen has cream/off-white cabinets with black marble counter tops so I thought a lighter board would look nice. I have a sanding station and some bees wax on the way.. first order for the new “shop”. This is still a work in progress as it only has a mineral oil bath so far and will get a new coat of Min-Oil and Bees Wax later this week before I give it to him.

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#1 posted 01-07-2013 06:02 AM

Cool! Good job.

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#2 posted 01-07-2013 12:49 PM

Good looking board

-- - Greetings from Brazil - --

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#3 posted 01-07-2013 01:17 PM

Thanks guys, it’s a way for me to pay back my Dad-in-law for all the amazing Italian food he makes when we visit… I’m Irish, but my stomach and taste buds think I’m Italian.

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#4 posted 01-07-2013 03:10 PM

Very nice! Did you have any trouble gluing up the olive wood? I’ve only ever used it for turning, but it has such an oily/waxy feel to it I wasn’t sure if it would glue properly.

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#5 posted 01-07-2013 03:23 PM


I approached this with two mindsets:

1. Olivewood doesn’t actually have a massive amount of oil in it as one would think; there is some but generally not enough I find to impede the strengths of modern glues – I used Tite Bond III.

2. To error on the side of caution… and to somewhat contradict what I spouted off about in line item 1, I used a small amount of Acetone before I glued this puppy up.

Either way… it came out rock solid.

Thank you for mentioning this though as I should have detailed that for other viewers in my main writeup.

Have a great day!

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#6 posted 01-07-2013 04:43 PM

Good to see you HAVE a shop and are able to get some productive shop time.

Nice looking board!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#7 posted 01-07-2013 04:52 PM

Thanks Randy!

Great to hear from you. I hope all is well and Happy New Year

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