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    Chop Chop, also

    Made two of these on the weekend, to go with the third one I'd made a week prior

    1- Maple and Purpleheart
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    2- Oak and Redheart
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    3- Maple, Walnut, and Yellowheart
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    (yellowheart has an interesting scent when you cut it.)

    These are getting stashed away for a charity silent auction coming up in the new year.

    Not as thick as Stu's, but I like 'em anyway.

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    Not as thick, but they sure are a lot nicer looking!
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    Looking good Art!

    Jay

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    Great looking Art!

    I specially like the one with redwood, I've got to do something with that wood although it is not easy to find it here...
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    Very nice! Was it planned that the top one (maple / walnut) would have the hole to make the walnut just visible inside?

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    Thanks for the kind words, folks.
    I find cutting boards to be a source of quick satisfaction. It doesn't take long to make them, and the colour combinations are quite pleasing.

    Quote Originally Posted by Toni Ciuraneta View Post
    I specially like the one with redwood, I've got to do something with that wood although it is not easy to find it here...
    Toni, it is redheart (which I understand is another word for Chakte kok) not redwood.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Kosmowski View Post
    Very nice! Was it planned that the top one (maple / walnut) would have the hole to make the walnut just visible inside?
    Mark, the top photo is maple+purpleheart. I'm not sure what you're asking. I don't do a lot of planning with these. I see what I've got in the pile, I rip them into strips, and lay them out in a pleasing fashion, glue them up, plane it down, and then give it a bit of shape.

    For instance, the maple/walnut/yellowheart board had a slight gap between the laminations at one end, so that is where the 'hand hole' had to go, and it had to be a pretty big hole, to drill right through the gap.

    is that what you meant?

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    Great job on all three boards, Art. I agree with you about the smell yellowheart gives off when it being cut. Not unpleasant, but different for sure.
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    Um, I'm writing this one off to the drugs I'm on*, but I actually meant the middle one, with oak and redheart. What was I thinking when I was typing earlier? Was I thinking when I was typing earlier??

    * Large doses of antibiotics for sinus infection that seems, knock on the scrap pile, to be clearing up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Mulder View Post
    I find cutting boards to be a source of quick satisfaction. It doesn't take long to make them, and the colour combinations are quite pleasing.
    I agree, and it is a great way to unburden the offcut pile that builds up... Nice boards.
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    Art,

    Nice Job on the boards!

    Do you hand plane them or put them through a thickness planer?
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