|Project by Matt||posted 01-13-2016 01:24 PM||4128 views||19 times favorited||11 comments|
This project came to a head after I realized the importance of using a Table Saw vs a Miter Saw to make an end grain cutting board. I was set out to create my first end grain cutting board after seeing everyone’s awesome creations and after a monumental failure cutting my first glue up into 1 inch blocks 10 inches wide with my miter saw I realized just how much deflection my saw really had. The Blocks glued up and with one flat side laying on the clamps and the others having about a 3/16 of an inch difference from the thinnest piece to the thickest. After reading the Wood Whispers article about planing End Grain I decided I didn’t need to ruin my planer and should build a cheap router sled.
Materials are 3/4” MDF, 1×2 1/2” Maple, Oak Scraps, Aluminum Angle from Home Depot and Machine Screws.
This will most likely get a few modifications in the future but the way it currently stands it works just as advertised. I will have to experiment with different bits as the straight flute bit left some lines in the final piece even after sanding.
Here is the cutting board.
Look foward to your feedback and comments, Thanks for looking.
-- The more sawdust I make more I dont want to go to work! Is it worth it?