Walnut/Poplar Chopping Block

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Project by fred4999 posted 12-19-2008 02:48 AM 2234 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first attempt at an end grain cutting board/block. It is 1” x 9 1/4” x 10 1/2”. I liked the contrast of the greenish poplar against the dark walnut. I sealed it with mineral oil. To help plane this small board I glued longer (14”) end pieces and then trimmed them off after running thru the planer – which prevented the planer from digging in (cupping I cannot recall the exact term – but you all know what I mean) as the board comes out.

-- Fred, Georgia

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#1 posted 12-19-2008 05:52 AM

Nice Board!!

I like the light colored border.

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#2 posted 12-19-2008 05:15 PM

Very well done.

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#3 posted 12-19-2008 06:01 PM

Great job.

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#4 posted 12-21-2008 02:05 AM

It’s called snipe, and may be able to be reduced or eliminated by setting the outer edge of the planer’s outfeed table about 1/16” inch higher than level.

Good work!

-- Always do the Right Thing the Right Way the First Time - if you can figure out what that is! Ken, Spring Branch, TX

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#5 posted 12-21-2008 06:21 PM

Thanks Kewald, I knew there was a specific word (snipe) for it. I’ll try your remedy. This site is full of wisdom and experience. Why reinvent the wheel! Thanks

-- Fred, Georgia

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#6 posted 01-03-2009 09:18 PM

very nice board…...I haven’t made one with a frame around it yet .

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