YAECB - Yet Another Endgrain Cutting Board

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Project by Joshua Sargent posted 2066 days ago 1125 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m pretty sure that these are the single most recognizable cutting boards on this site. I’ve wanted to make one of these since I saw David Marks do it on “Woodworks” but i ended up going with TheWoodWhisperer’s design for simplicity’s sake. I used rock maple and purpleheart. Titebond 3 glue. General Finishes “Salad Bowl Finish” thinned 50% with mineral spirits. 3 coats with 400 grit sandings in between each coat.

I made 3 of these for Christmas presents, and still need to make a few more. It was quite a bit of work since I still don’t own the necessary tools….I had to trek down to my dad’s shop (5 hours away) twice in order to finish them. I used his shaper to round over the top edge of the first board and learned a few good lessons when that board got launched about 10 feet across the shop. I used a handheld router with a new sharp bit for the other two boards….much less stressful (and no lapses in safety!). I had never used either tool before, but I felt much more in control of the situation while using the router…although I had assumed the opposite.

-- -=Josh - Gurnee, IL=-

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#1 posted 2066 days ago

Very nicely done Joshua. Its like I always say, you can never have enough end grain cutting boards! Ok well I never actually said that before, but I am going to start. :) Let us know how that finish holds up in the kitchen.

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#2 posted 2066 days ago

Amongst others this is one of the best end grain cutting board I have seen. Hope to see much more from you.

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#3 posted 2066 days ago

nice board, what kind of wood.

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#4 posted 2066 days ago

Great looking board. Work safe.

Nice job.

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#5 posted 2066 days ago

I started with a hand held router and still use it a lot. I threw the depth gauge thing out of the window long ago. I can do that on the table. If I want a nice round over or a bevel that looks good, I just throw a bit in the hand held, eyeball it till it looks right, and go with it. I don’t build cabinets, so I’m not into the shaper thing. When I’m building a special piece, I like the hand held. It just feels good and comfortable. Also makes a mess. Oh well. bbqKing.

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#6 posted 2066 days ago

I was about to say ..enough with the endgrain boards already …but yours actually looks very nice and the pattern is very eyecatching : ) Happy Holidays to you and yours !

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