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Old 01-11-2012, 05:46 PM   #1
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Here is my new mash paddle that started out as a 30" piece of Acacia hardwood flooring gotten from the show room for free. I just asked if i could take a sample home before i started looking and the salesman didn't have any problems with it.The holes were made with a 2-3/8" hole saw and I used a round over router bit to finish.




 
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Old 01-11-2012, 06:35 PM   #2
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Well... cant beat really nice FREE hardwood! Nice score.
I wonder how many "free" samples the flooring industry is going to give out in the next week! haha!

 
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Old 01-11-2012, 06:35 PM   #3
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Beautiful! Nice work.

 
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Old 01-11-2012, 07:02 PM   #4
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We're actually putting in a new floor and got a 4" sample.

 
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Old 01-11-2012, 07:04 PM   #5
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that is a beautiful piece. does it have stain or something on it, or is it naturally that color?
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Old 01-11-2012, 07:29 PM   #6
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Thanks Jonk, it took a bit of work to get the tongue and groove off the edges and sand the grooves off the back of the board with a belt sander, but I really like how it turned out.

Huaco, the way I see it, all those pieces of flooring they have out for display aren't going to be sold anyway since they are already out of the box. So I figured the worst they could do was say no.

Pinback, no there isn't any finish on it, that is the natural color of the wood. I am thinking about finishing it with some pure tung oil, but it's probably one of those things I will get around to later.

 
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Old 01-11-2012, 07:44 PM   #7
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Tung oil is supposed to taste really bad... FYI...

 
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Old 01-11-2012, 07:48 PM   #8
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Great idea! I have some leftover rosewood flooring at home...you've inspired me.

Looks awesome, btw.

 
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Old 01-11-2012, 07:49 PM   #9
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Thanks for the heads up. I have heard that and I have heard of people using tung oil without any problems. From what i understand, tung oil cures in 24 hours to a food safe finish. I guess a little research is in order.

 
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Old 01-11-2012, 07:56 PM   #10
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...and make sure it's pure tung oil, not tung oil finish. The former is essentially polyurethane thinned heavily with mineral spirits, made to give a finish similar to that of tung oil. That would definitely taste bad.

 
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