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Great News for end grain cutting board makers!

01-09-2013 08:21 PM by woodsmithshop | 15 comments »

I may not be the first to discover this, but I did learn this on my own, and I am exited about it, I’ll start from the beginning, I am sure that many of you that build end grain cutting boards have the same problem, sanding the boards after the glue up, I use my G1066 drum sander, (which I just upgraded with the kit to change the drums to Hook and Loop,) the problem has been that after leveling the CB, deep scratches are left behind that takes forever to sand out, I use 80 grit on the ...

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Router Sled for Flattening End Grain Cutting Board

07-01-2011 06:04 PM by Mauricio | 9 comments »

I glued up a cutting board with a table saw that was not properly aligned. As a result I had a glue up that was relatively flat on one side but way out of whack on the other side. The flat side was a huge pain to flatten with my little Ryobi belt sander even with 40 Grit belts. The rough side needed about 1/8” of wood that needed to be removed over most of the board. This is no joke with hard maple. It would have taken hours. My lumber dealer referred me to a cabinet shop that...

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My largest chopping board yet. #3: Crosscutting..

01-28-2012 07:48 AM by degoose | 25 comments »

Well, the first blank was in clamps over night… Now a few light passes through the drum sander. This board is too large just to push against the fence to cross cut the engrain slices and I have not made a sled for my new table saw so I attached a block of wood to the incra mitre guage and used it backwards. By backwards I do not mean I cut backwards… just had the guage on the other side of the blank as I pushed it forward… To hold it steady I clamped the blank ...

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Cutting Board pricing help.

10-03-2012 03:28 PM by amagineer | 11 comments »

After two more surgeries and almost a year, I am getting back to the shop to start woodworking again. Last year I made a “quilted cutting board” and have a few people offer to buy it, but I have no idea what to charge someone for this type of CB. If anybody that sells CB’s could help me I would appreciate it. It is 12×18 x 1-3/8 thk and made from Black Walnut;Sugar Maple;Shedua;Yellowheart;Goncalo Alves;Santos Mahogany;Paduck. It took me two weeks to finish.

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End Grain Cutting Board LJ Class 006 #7: Fairly straight forward???

06-09-2011 12:34 PM by degoose | 17 comments »

The next step, now that the timber is dressed to size…..and more fun than sanding… The Glue Up… Notice I have purposely left the outer pieces longer… this is to help when the cross cutting is done.. The clamps are set up to size and all pieces are rotated 90 degrees on edge [all exept the last one] and glue is applied to the edge…only one edge receives glue… this makes it quicker if you are doing a production run…I use Titebond III… ...

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