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Project by Tayraylor posted 11-10-2015 03:29 PM 1549 views 7 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Found plans online at the Wood magazine site to make my first end grain cutting board. Certainly won’t be the last. Finish is food grade mineral oil.

-- Ray, Northwest Arkansas





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phil7b7

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#1 posted 11-10-2015 03:55 PM

Turned out awesome!

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#2 posted 11-10-2015 04:06 PM

Very nice.
Strongly rounded corners was a great touch.
Well done.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#3 posted 11-10-2015 04:26 PM

Nicely done!

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

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#4 posted 11-10-2015 06:54 PM

would you mind sharing the plans?

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#5 posted 11-10-2015 07:22 PM

Beautiful board. Just perfect to put it on the wall – not under knife.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Tayraylor

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#6 posted 11-10-2015 09:38 PM

Here’s a link to the plans I used. I did not cut the groove in this one but plan to on my next one.

http://community.woodmagazine.com/t5/Info-Sharing/How-to-build-an-end-grain-cutting-board-lots-of-pix/td-p/46459

-- Ray, Northwest Arkansas

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BasementShop

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#7 posted 11-10-2015 11:25 PM

Awesome Board!!!

Did you use a drum sander?

I don’t have one and wonder if the not having one should (still) be restaining me from making and end-grain cutting board.

Thanks for your response.

BasementShop

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Tayraylor

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#8 posted 11-11-2015 12:27 AM

I do have a Jet 16/32 drum sander and had to switch to 80 grit for the end grain portion. Because gluing slips a bit, there is plenty of leveling to do. I started with a block plane and soon gave up. After the drum sander I went with a random orbital sander and went from 80 through 220. Took a bit of work to clean up the 80 grit sander lines.

-- Ray, Northwest Arkansas

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BasementShop

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#9 posted 11-11-2015 03:02 PM

Thanks Ray.

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#10 posted 11-11-2015 03:03 PM

Very nice board Ray! I like how the maple looks like it is inserted into the walnut, it truly stands out.

I have found that making sure the strips are all the same height, and using 1X2 cauls with clear packing tape
against the board ensures an even glue up. Now I can go directly to my V-drum sander from the final glue up.
Sanding is hard enough, flattening added more work.

Thank you for posting your work.

Ellery Becnel

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#11 posted 11-11-2015 03:44 PM

I always love the high contrast woods in cutting boards.
As Ivan says, make it a wall hanging or ‘serving/bread’ board, too nice for scratching up with a knife.

A drum sander is a blessing for making these, nothing sucks more then sanding (except for finishing)

Good work!

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