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Burl Source
05-14-2013, 05:34 PM
Eventually I might get good at this.
Here is one I am working on now.
If you guess the wood type you will probably guess wrong.

Sanded and ready to oil.

http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/413/mb001_zpsccb32913.jpg

Starting to oil the board.

http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/413/mb003_zps7884a946.jpg

77kath
05-14-2013, 05:58 PM
Lingum vitae?

Dream Burls
05-14-2013, 06:14 PM
I'll take a shot: American Holly?

Burl Source
05-14-2013, 06:22 PM
Nope & Nope.
This is some old (dead woodworker) wood that changed hands a few times before I bought it.
It was some old quarter sawn planks of wood that had painted on the edges of the planks "Guatemala & Mahogany".
I had bought the wood with the intention that it would go to guitar builders.
But....the knife handle materials have been keeping me pretty busy so I have lost touch with a lot of the guitar builders over the last few years.

Can't tell from the photos yet but the wood has some curly figure and a nice metallic luster.

sachem allison
05-14-2013, 07:07 PM
first thing I thought was Mahogany because, of the grain. color isn't quite right though.

Burl Source
05-14-2013, 07:56 PM
It is mahogany. Just lighter colored stuff. From one angle it looks light gold, from a different angle more orange/gold.

http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/413/mb004_zpsf96a3044.jpg
http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/413/mb011_zps4f01db7d.jpg
http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/413/mb007_zps18bf1027.jpg
http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/413/mb006_zpsfb1a33ea.jpg

Size on this one is just over 20" x 11" x 2".
It will be selling for $200 plus shipping.

One of the other forum members asked about it before I finished it but he hadn't seen photos or anything.
He gets 1st option with this one.
Back ups are welcome if any of you like it.

danielomalley
05-15-2013, 12:21 AM
That is one heck of a pretty cutting board! I love the detail of the beveled corners... seems like a really nice detail. What are you using to oil the board?

-daniel

Lefty
05-15-2013, 10:05 AM
Looks awesome, Mark! I have what might be a dumb question, but whatever. :) Is a highly figured burl/curled wood like what you deal with about the same hardness as a regular piece of end grain?

Burl Source
05-15-2013, 11:40 AM
That is one heck of a pretty cutting board! I love the detail of the beveled corners... seems like a really nice detail. What are you using to oil the board?
-daniel
I start with several coats of mineral oil followed by butcher block conditioner (mineral oil/bees wax blend).

Lefty,
End grain will be a bit softer because the blade is going between the wood fibers.

The BoardSMITH
05-15-2013, 11:48 AM
Quarter sawn to rift sawn Luan Mahogany. The same stuff plywood is made from.

Burl Source
05-15-2013, 12:01 PM
Thanks David.
I was pleased with how bold the flecks stood out in the portion that was dead on quarter sawn.