End Grain Cutting Board

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Project by Denappy posted 10-12-2008 05:53 PM 1817 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Have been wanting to try to make a decent end grain cutting board, and thanks to some great advice and guidence that I got here at LJ, was able to complete it. Learned a lot in the process, and am ready to try more (got the bug)!

Woods I used are maple, cherry and oak, simple salad bowl finish, three coats, lightly sanded between, then buffed wiht a clean cloth. Any and all suggestions are welcome!!

-- -=Den

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#1 posted 10-12-2008 07:26 PM

Very nice looking board. These are fun to make. I made one about a month ago.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#2 posted 10-12-2008 07:38 PM

There’s only one problem with a cutting board that nice. Whoever you give it to will not want to cut on it. Nice job.

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#3 posted 10-12-2008 10:55 PM

I like that design alot. Thanks for posting.

-- Rusty

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#4 posted 10-12-2008 11:51 PM

very beautiful best I have seen in a long while .like the endgrain.Alistair

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#5 posted 10-13-2008 12:20 AM

beautiful work. I would however, endeavor to leave a little more meat on the “ends” if possible. That endgrain swells like, well, a matriarch. My girl stored the one that I made under the sink which was how I found out about the slow leak under the sink. After a couple of washings those ends might want to start to separate due to the inevitable checking that occurs in solid wood. Great work, I’d just trim it a bit shorter or make it longer so as not to have the skinny bits of end grain on both ends. Minor detail, big effect.
Nice job.

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#6 posted 10-13-2008 05:56 AM

Very nice board ! Great design : )

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#7 posted 10-13-2008 12:14 PM

Great looking cutting board!

Thanks for the post


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#8 posted 10-15-2008 02:28 AM

Looks good!

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