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Forum topic by Knockonit posted 12-19-2018 01:21 AM 526 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-19-2018 01:21 AM

Well, i’ve seen some videos where a dark wood or a synthetic product is used for contrast in making cutting boards and misc. projects.

What is the black material used, is it ebony wood, or is there another option not so expensive.

seen it used quite often, i’ve searched around some to figure it out and can’t seem to figure it out.

So anyone,

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Rj in Az

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#1 posted 12-19-2018 01:24 AM

black walnut :<))

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#2 posted 12-19-2018 01:28 AM

hmm, never seen black walnut (here in Az) that dark, most of what i have seen is true black,

thanks for info

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#3 posted 12-19-2018 03:35 PM

Katalox might work….look it up. I discovered this wood when I was also looking for an affordable alternative to ebony.

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#4 posted 12-19-2018 03:41 PM

I couldn’t find really blck walnut here in Arizona either so I used Wenge … really a dark dark brown, but when used in contrast with Maple and purple heart and such it looks black. Check it out.

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#5 posted 12-19-2018 03:58 PM

I’d guess black walnut as well—which becomes much darker when finish is applied. Walnut is very common for cutting boards.

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#6 posted 12-19-2018 11:34 PM

it wasn’t necessarily on cutting boards, it almost looked like a roofing felt, about 1/8inch, and they used it as a obvious color contrast for squares ect.
i’m trying to find the video, and try and post it. and of course, like a fool didn’t book mark it
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#7 posted 12-19-2018 11:37 PM

here we go, one example


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#8 posted 12-20-2018 12:36 AM

here we go, one example


- Knockonit

Well… In that video he describes the material as a ‘black veneer’ . which was just laminated to the wood, and carved away with a rotary tool.

‘Black veneer’ could be nearly anything… So long as its black and super thin :)

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