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Project by athomas5009 posted 01-07-2016 08:16 PM 1193 views 4 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Over the holidays I made a handful of end grain cutting boards. 3 of them were gifts and 2 of them were sold to cover expenses and put a cpl bucks in my pocket. 1 of them is a walnut and maple brick pattern and the other 4 are the WWhisper’s famous Purple Heart and maple checker flag design.

All 5 are 20” x 12 1/2” x 1 1/2” with a juice groove, handle reliefs and rubber feet. They all turned out pretty nice and I learned a few things about batching out cutting boards that will be handy for future batches. Two words of wisdom for those who have never tried a handful at once. A jig is a must when routing 5 juice groves, make all of the boards them same size not need 1 juice groove jig that away. Oh and sanding 5 end grain boards with only a ROS really blows lmao

-- Sometimes you're flush and sometimes you're bust, and when you're up, it's never as good as it seems, and when you're down, you never think you'll be up again, but life goes on.





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#1 posted 01-07-2016 08:33 PM

looks great!!! you sanded them all with a ROS? you are a patient person!!! Thanks for Sharing

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#2 posted 01-07-2016 08:37 PM

I like black white contrast, where there is more black colour.

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#3 posted 01-07-2016 10:30 PM

Majvla – I really like the walnut / maple brick pattern as well. It’s definetly one of my fav designs. Net batch I do will probably be some purpleheart / maple brick pattern. Which are also a little cheaper to make than the checkered flag design. You only need 4/4 stock for brick pattern. i was surprised how much they price gouge when you jump from 4/4 PH to 8/4 PH. To make good money one would have buy 100bf to get a discount.

XquietflyX – Yup everyone was done with my Dewalt 5” ROS. The first one took really long mainly because I went to fast milling the end grain with my router. After that one I remilled mt he others carefully and slowly. A few other things help the last for go quicker. I picked up some 40grit pads. Used a spray bottle with water to dampen the grain which made it softer. Also I rough sanded in hr on / hr off sessions so my shoulders didn’t fall off. When I do more I’ll try to do at least 10 that away I can just take them to the lumber yard to be belt sanded. I figure with 10 I’ll get my 20$ worth.

-- Sometimes you're flush and sometimes you're bust, and when you're up, it's never as good as it seems, and when you're down, you never think you'll be up again, but life goes on.

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#4 posted 01-08-2016 11:20 AM

Looks great!

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