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Cherry Bomb!

Sun Aug 19, 2012 3:25 pm

Hey, wasn't sure under which heading to post this, so am doing it under "General Discussion."

This is a brand new board I ordered from John Loftis at Lone Star Artisans. It is about 2.5 to 3 inches thick and made of solid cherry. Was able to specify the dimensions and John banged it out in short order. The work is phenomenal; Beveled edges are perfect, and the seams are flawless. So far, it is just sucking down oil, but when applied, it turns a beautiful ruby red. Can't wait to put it through the paces. Never had a cherry board, so really looking forward to how they work on my edges (supposed to be very kind). PS, the board was cheaper than anything I could have bought in my area cooking stores, and the quality is just top notch. I know that Mark ordered a bunch of boards from John, so here is my vote for the work coming out of that small Texas shop! Keep at it!

PS, again, if I posted this in the wrong place, feel free to move it (if that is possible)!

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Sun Aug 19, 2012 3:36 pm

You broke Rule #1: PICTURES!!!! :) I have ordered 3 of his boards and a 4th is on the way :) Nice stuff! I have one Black Walnut with Maple border, 1 small cherry and 1 small black walnut that went to my brother and his wife. I have a 12x12 black walnut incoming :)

Re: Cherry Bomb!

Sun Aug 19, 2012 3:41 pm

Help, walk me through posting a pic... It won't let me post my Jpeg. Will re-edit and send if I can figure out out to attach.

Re: Cherry Bomb!

Sun Aug 19, 2012 4:04 pm

I have a cherry board from another top-notch maker. I think you'll find that it will soak up a lot of mineral oil for the first month and then taper off. As long as it's being absorbed overnight, don't worry about over oiling. You'll also find, I think, that the wood will darken considerably over time.

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Sun Aug 19, 2012 5:16 pm

If you put it up on Photobucket, it's easy to link the photo's. I haven't tried them as an attachment yet?

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Mon Aug 20, 2012 7:07 am

That looks good! :)

Re: Cherry Bomb!

Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:35 am

That looks REALLY good! :D

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Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:11 am

I love cherry boards.

Re: Cherry Bomb!

Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:33 am

Very nice!
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