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The is a fairly standard (at least for me) big block cutting board made from 3" turning stock (except for the maple). The customer hand selected the flamed box elder pieces and was very involved in the design process. The final board is 1.125" thick, 19" long and 13.25" wide. I love the way that the flaming pops on the end grain once the mineral oil is applied. The final two pictures in the series were taken after the second application of cut mineral oil (cut with mineral spirits) hence the sheen.

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Very nice board / work.
 

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Incredibly beautiful wood grain.
 

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Really like that design. Never thought of using flame box elder for that. Well done.
 

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Great work. 1 1/8". Is a great weight and size for a board. All of mines up in that thickness..
 

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Thanks for all the nice comments! I gave it to my customer today and he really likes it.
 

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joe, that board is a work of art. i am jealous lol gives me some needed inspiration thanks for posting
 

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That's a great use of the box elder for really making the design pop.
 

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Hey Joe, Love the woods you used on your board. I'm curious, does the red stay that bright on the Box Elder? I've often thought about using it.
Nice job!
 

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Jerry - I can't say since I've only used it for items I've made for customers. The customer who wanted this board is a co-worker who really loves the wood. I made a bowl for him from flamed box elder two years ago and the red color has not faded at all.
Hey Joe, Love the woods you used on your board. I m curious, does the red stay that bright on the Box Elder? I ve often thought about using it.
Nice job!

- Jerry Spencer
 

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I sure like the boards you've made Joe. I've become interested in the end grain style and have started my first. Now I watch all the new postings for ideas and information on them.
 

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the problem I see with this board is that I wouldn't want to actually use it - it's too pretty.. ;)
 

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I sure like the boards you ve made Joe. I ve become interested in the end grain style and have started my first. Now I watch all the new postings for ideas and information on them.

- John
Good luck with that board. I just saw your comment, so hopefully you are done with the board and it went well!
 
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