End Grain Cutting Board LJ Class 006 #2: Heads up on timber...

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Blog entry by degoose posted 04-20-2011 12:38 AM 8088 reads 5 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well, for all those who will be taking the End Grain Cutting Board 101 class….and so far have had over 50 responses…

A little heads up regarding timber… I have two similar designs that I will be making… a beginner board and one for intermediate woodworkers…

Both boards will require three different timbers… a light and a dark and one in between…

I will be going into the various timber selection and dimensions in the first lesson but for those who need to plan a trip to the lumber yard I hope this is of some help… just make sure that what ever timber you choose it is fairly tight grained and does not contain any spalting…..

Until later then…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#1 posted 04-20-2011 12:52 AM

Will you be using 1” or 2” thick stock?

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#2 posted 04-20-2011 01:06 AM

thanks for the heads up, i will be making a lumber run

-- Larry, North Carolina

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#3 posted 04-20-2011 01:15 AM

Thank, Larry. Time to part with a few hard earned sheckels I guess. It goes against the Scot in me. (sigh)

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#4 posted 04-20-2011 02:47 AM

So teach,

How much of each type do we need, and what general size?


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#5 posted 04-20-2011 05:10 AM

I will go with bubinga, purple heart, and hard maple. I would prefer cherry to the maple but not sure it is tight grained enough. 8/4 stock I assume is alright since it is an END grain cutting board?

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#6 posted 04-20-2011 07:20 AM

How many board feet of each do we need?

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#7 posted 04-21-2011 05:25 AM

I have my ante in. Who’s dealing?

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#8 posted 05-05-2011 04:34 AM

I’m probably going with, walnut, jatoba, and maple. I really like them three together.

-- I'm a Fungi --

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