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Blog series by degoose updated 1107 days ago 2 parts 3571 reads 30 comments total

Part 1: Sanding for an end grain board.

1130 days ago by degoose | 19 comments »

When making end grain cutting boards, it is imperative to have flat, square and evenly thick pieces.. the initial milling for the first glue up is easy…here is a video of milling timber Once glued up… There may be a small movement and you need to sand the glued up board flat… Here is the secret... I found that if I crosscut the pieces first, the sanding is simple… Sand on the drum sander on one side and then flip and adjust the height by 1/4 turn and sand a...

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Part 2: Cutting rods or dowels.

1107 days ago by degoose | 11 comments »

The handles of the sushi boards are attached to the main board but brass rods… actually brass welding or brazing rods… To cut these to the same length… yes another jig.. This jig is fairly basic and can be adapted to cut dowels etc.. Just a scrap of timber with two kerf cuts .. one along the board to capture the rod and one at 90 degrees for the saw.. in this case a hacksaw.. Just push the rod along the groove until it is at the end and then cut… you could ...

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