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First end-grain cutting boards

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Project by wormhole posted 01-14-2009 07:22 AM 1760 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Probably one of a woodworkers “obligatory” projects. The big one is about 16”x19” and the little one is made from it’s scraps. It measures about 6”x8”. Hard maple and walnut with salad bowl finish. We severely underestimated the sanding time on this one:)

-- Brian





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GaryK

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#1 posted 01-14-2009 08:08 AM

Very nice. I really like the trim.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Tom Goodman

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#2 posted 01-14-2009 08:22 AM

I really like this one. The light and dark shades of maple and the juice moat (groove) running along the walnut trim. It comes together nicely.

-- - " If you want square work, You don't cut corners. " - -- Tom Goodman, Santa Maria, CA. woodworkertom@gmail.com

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#3 posted 01-14-2009 08:30 AM

Very Nice design. You even added the juice saver…nice!

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#4 posted 01-14-2009 04:28 PM

“Juice moat” That’s what that’s called! Very nice cutting board. Those wood choices go very nice together.

-- “I'm thinking about it, ... I'm thinking it's the best way to piss [the French] off.” -Lance Armstrong

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#5 posted 01-14-2009 09:17 PM

Brian,
Nice boards. The contrasting wood sets if off nicely. I have made a couple of end grain boards and to cut down on the sanding, I glued a sacrificial strip to one end. I then run the whole board through my thickness planer sacrificial strip going through last. It will blow out, but doesn’t matter as you cut the extra wood off after your done planing it. Mind you though, don’t take any more than a gnats backside off per pass. Sharp blades help too. The planer will protest this, but this is why I run it with very, very shallow passes. Hope this helps.

-- Rick

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#6 posted 01-15-2009 05:28 AM

Very very nice Brian. I like the design. The end grain in the maple adds a lot to the appearance.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#7 posted 12-12-2010 09:20 AM

Great boards and I was just going to post in response to your “underestimated sanding”. However I saw Rick’s post and would concur, my life was ebbing away trying to make any dent on my purpleheart and hard maple end grain boards, it was also generating a lot of heat. So I too resorted to the thicknesser. Slowly, slowly and then just trim off little bit of end that blew out by using the table saw, I figure I lost about 5mm on one end of the board.

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