"Old Glory" - End Grain American Flag

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Project by NDVermin posted 09-17-2015 07:21 PM 3080 views 12 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey Folks -

This piece was heavily influenced by MTMWood’s beautiful end grain cutting boards (look him up on Youtube – it’s worth it). I had to modify his design a bit because while I have a nice shop I don’t have quite all of the industrial sized tools he uses (and now I really want a wide belt sander). My first end grain attempt at anything but I’m very happy with it, assuming it doesn’t randomly split apart, which I’d say is 50/50 over the next year or so. It’s made using purpleheart, padauk, and maple.

-- Scott - and

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#1 posted 09-17-2015 08:47 PM

That is very impressive, I want one for my house. How on earth do you make those star shapes? The glue-up alignment is very good.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#2 posted 09-17-2015 08:53 PM

The is very spectacular!
Really nice crisp edges and the colors are really good.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#3 posted 09-17-2015 09:07 PM

Thanks Bob – I have a homemade CNC that I turn to when the neededprecision exceeds my skill (which is frequently). That’s how I cut the pockets for the stars and then I just painted them for contrast.

-- Scott - and

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#4 posted 09-18-2015 01:42 PM

Impressive. Saw an episode of This Old House last night where Tom showed how to cut stars for a project like that.

-- Kepy

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#5 posted 09-18-2015 03:06 PM

This looks very nice.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 09-18-2015 04:56 PM

Very cool!

Would love to hear more about your CNC

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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#7 posted 09-18-2015 06:55 PM

Sweet! Very nice Cutting board, thanks for posting it.

-- Bob A in NJ

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#8 posted 09-22-2015 05:18 PM

Excellent work! I wish I had a CNC router many times!!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#9 posted 09-23-2015 12:46 AM

-- Big papi was here

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#10 posted 09-23-2015 04:12 PM i think this cutting board is really cool so i wanted to make something like it.

-- De'von, get the tables!!!

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