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end grain cutting board #2: planing and sanding for hours

08-11-2014 03:55 AM by bobasaurus | 5 comments »

Finished up the cutting board today. This old japanese plane has a wide mouth, so it works great for removing the glue squeeze-out stalactites. Used the low angle jack plane for leveling the pieces and flattening the board. This took quite a while, but worked great. Chamfering the edges prevented any blow-out of the end grain. I used a 1/8” roundover on the edges, then routed some handles in the sides with a 5/8” box core bit. After some careful stop block placement on an auxiliary fence, I routed a juice groove on one face of the board (to keep meat juices from flowing over to the vegetable side). I used a 1/2” box core bit. Close-up of the grooves. ...

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