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    Another cutting board attempt

    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.



    Starting to oil the board.

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    Lingum vitae?

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    I'll take a shot: American Holly?
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    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.
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    first thing I thought was Mahogany because, of the grain. color isn't quite right though.
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    It is mahogany. Just lighter colored stuff. From one angle it looks light gold, from a different angle more orange/gold.






    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.
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    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

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    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?
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    Quote Originally Posted by danielomalley View Post
    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.
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    Quarter sawn to rift sawn Luan Mahogany. The same stuff plywood is made from.

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