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Project by sgtq posted 11-30-2013 05:40 PM 1898 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was commissioned to build this cutting board for a buddies wife. Its her birthday and he needed it done this week. I designed a few examples based off the wood I had in stock and he picked this design. I was happy because I had just bought some purpleheart and was excited to use it in a project. I built the board using maple, purpleheart and black walnut. I went through the glue up process and than because I don’t own a reliable planer, sanded it all down to even with a orbital sander and some 60 grit sandpaper, after sanding I notice the purpleheart was no longer purple it was brown and I freaked out!!! I did a lot of research and asking on here for help and was told by many helpful lumberjocks to just leave it in the shop for a few days and the color would return. I nervously did as they said and was so relieved to see the color slowly returning. It took about 3 days in the shop before I could start finishing. Once over the great purple scare I added the drew the monogram using my colwood burner. The feet stands are copied from another fellow lumberjock (hope you don’t mind Seymoreknots!!) I used 3/4 lumber and finished by coving both the right and left side for easy pickup and than used 4 coats of watco butcher block oil with 400 grit sanding in between coats. Thanks for looking and thanks for all the help and advice.

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#1 posted 11-30-2013 06:29 PM

You designed a very nice blend of wood and grain cutting board.

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#2 posted 11-30-2013 10:26 PM

Well done ! The grain in the Maple is one of my favorites to find in a board : )
Your finish came out perfectly.

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#3 posted 12-01-2013 12:15 AM

That’s a really nice board and the finish is spectacular! Great work!

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#4 posted 12-01-2013 12:58 AM

Very Nice Work Indeed! Thanks For Sharing!


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#5 posted 12-05-2013 04:34 PM

Beautiful cutting board! Like the attractive wood combo, the stands and the flawless finish. Great job!

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#6 posted 03-14-2014 05:17 AM

Beautiful work! Love the stand, great idea.

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