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    Lyptus cutting board

    Vaughn got on to me for making a vase from a cutting board last week. So I used the lathe to make a cutting board this week!

    Most of you f--- work guys know that Lyptus is a managed hardwood tree that is super fast growing. I have used it several times for cutting boards, as the end-grain really stands out. It is super dense and heavy also.

    11" across and 2" thick, turned on the lathe after glue up. Lyptus tends to splinter, so use super sharp tools and a fairly high speed. Thanks for looking.
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    That looks great, Robert. I've made a few end-grain cutting boards but never would have thought of making one on the lathe. Great idea!

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    That's a beautiful cutting board, Robert.

    I was gonna ask why you didn't finish hollowing out that nice lyptus bowl, but I figured I'd already given you enough of a hard time in the last week. Great work!
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    Great work Robert. I like it.
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    Very nice cutting board Robert! I like the segmented end grain pattern and the color! What did you use for a finish?
    Steve

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    Finally! Someone else that works with Lyptus (even if it's not flat).
    Great looking cutting board and neat idea!
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    That's really a nice cutting board. I like the color.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rennie Heuer View Post
    Finally! Someone else that works with Lyptus (even if it's not flat)....
    Hey...it's flat.

    Round and flat.

    Robert seems very confused. But the result works nicely, huh?
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