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Project by harriw posted 02-14-2016 02:21 AM 626 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

An endgrain board I made for my sister-in-law for Christmas. She likes red, so I tried to work in a lot of purple-heart and Padauk in this one. I love how it turned out, though I wish I could get the face-grain color of the purple-heart and padauk in the endgrain somehow. I suppose it would darken up over time anyway, but still :)

I threw in a picture of the board just after glue-up and router-sledding, just to show the colors before the mineral oil darkened it up. Finished with mineral oil, btw.

-- Bill - Western NY





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Betsy

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#1 posted 02-14-2016 04:25 AM

Your SIL got a really nice looking board. I’ve used PH in end grain boards and I’ve not always been happy with it. As you say it darkens with time. I prefer the PH in face grain boards – still darkens though.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#2 posted 02-14-2016 09:57 PM

Very nice cutting board Bill. I noticed the same thing when using PH in end grain boards. There is not a whole lot that can be done about that. Thanks for posting.

Ellery Becnel

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#3 posted 09-05-2016 04:51 AM

Your SIL is very lucky to have such a nice board. The PH is a great addition

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#4 posted 09-05-2016 02:40 PM

The cleanup work (sanding, rounded edges, branding) look impeccable!
What are the dimensions?

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#5 posted 09-05-2016 03:03 PM

BEAUTIFUL …...... GREAT JOB

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#6 posted 09-06-2016 12:55 AM

Thanks a lot guys! I’m not positive on the dimensions since I gave it to her at Christmas (it was a big hit). I keep them a hair under 12” wide so the initial glue-up will pass through my planer. Length is usually around 19 to 15 inches, depending on how long the original boards were, how many strips I take out, etc. I aim for around 1.25” finished thickness usually.

I also wash the boards with soap and water once I’m done with the mineral oil. That raises the grain, so I can re-sand, and add a few more coats of mineral oil. That way once the new owner receives, uses, and washes their new board for the first time, the grain doesn’t raise nearly as much.

-- Bill - Western NY

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