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05-04-2013, 08:20 PM
Last night when cooking dinner I had a thought.
I needed to cut a handful of small stuff and didn't want to use the bigger cutting board.
Figured I needed a smaller light duty cutting board that I could clean easily and maybe use as a sandwich or cheese board.
I had a piece of thin maple so I just sanded and finished to 400 grit.
Future ones I might put a hole at one end so it could be hung up when not in use.

http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/413/cb006_zps80a3fead.jpg

unkajonet
05-04-2013, 08:21 PM
Very nice

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05-04-2013, 08:25 PM
Next will be a big trivet / tray like thing.

http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/413/cb007_zpsacb48aa1.jpg

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05-04-2013, 09:40 PM
and some mixing spoon spatula paddle things.

http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/413/cb008_zpsacd8a517.jpg

knyfeknerd
05-05-2013, 11:50 AM
Mark, you are a genius!
I love the mini-board sandwichy thingy. I would totally buy one of theses. Oh and some utensils to match?
Nice.

tgraypots
05-05-2013, 02:51 PM
this is just sick, having access to so much high quality woods.

Burl Source
05-05-2013, 05:27 PM
Spending time cutting and sanding my mind starts to wander.
A few years ago I would have been unable to comprehend the thought of people collecting high end kitchen knives.
So I was thinking.....
What about spatulas?
I don't know of a single person with a good spatula collection.

Burl Source
05-05-2013, 07:03 PM
I started another project.
A one piece cutting board. About 12 x 24.
Figured Bubinga.
http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/413/cb002_zps798d7507.jpg

ejd53
05-05-2013, 07:52 PM
I have a lot of Bubinga in the basement. I think some of it may find it's way into a cutting board.

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05-05-2013, 08:08 PM
This is a piece of Bubinga that was marked as sold.
A guitar maker wanted it but never came back with the mooooola.
Now I am kind of glad he never came back.
The more I sand this the better the figure is looking.

http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/413/cb003_zpsd19a8ac4.jpg

When I finish sanding and oil this it will be a lot darker. Kind of red and burgundy.


I have a lot of Bubinga in the basement. I think some of it may find it's way into a cutting board.
I think you should.
For a hard wood, Bubinga is not bad to work with.
Plus as it gets old and develops a patina the colors look even richer.

Burl Source
05-05-2013, 09:10 PM
I decided against rounded edges and went with an angled edge like on an octagon wa handle.
The board is heavy so this gives an edge easy to get hols of the board to move it or flip it over.

http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/413/cb006_zps73970364.jpg

Mike Davis
05-06-2013, 11:18 PM
That is totally awesome, so nice of you to make me a new cutting board :D Seriously, that is badass!!!

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05-08-2013, 06:13 PM
I finished sanding the Bubinga board.

http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/413/cb001_zps4c880d21.jpg

Now the 1st coat of mineral oil.

http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/413/cb004_zps538dea03.jpg

apicius9
05-08-2013, 06:34 PM
Very nice, Mark, I like bubinga. One of those woods where I am not sure whether to stabilize or not for handle work...

Stefan

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05-08-2013, 07:21 PM
Very nice, Mark, I like bubinga. One of those woods where I am not sure whether to stabilize or not for handle work...
Stefan

Bubinga is plenty tough and durable on it's own.
But.... it also takes stabilizing very well. So with handle material I only stabilize the very good figured pieces.

Burl Source
05-08-2013, 07:25 PM
After several coats of mineral oil, now I am applying the board butter (oil/wax).

http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/413/cb006_zps3bcd9737.jpg

cclin
05-08-2013, 07:55 PM
awesome work!!:doublethumbsup:

rdmalak
05-08-2013, 08:09 PM
That board looks very nice!! Bubinga is a bit hard for my taste though.

pkjames
05-08-2013, 08:22 PM
Awesome figure!