Endgrain Butcher Block Cutting & Cheese Boards

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Project by Art posted 10-25-2009 12:38 PM 2455 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I used the Wood Whisperer’s design to make these end grain cheese and cutting boards. They make great presents and are fairly easy to make. So Wood Whisperer, if you happen to see this, know that your end grain cutting boards are being made in and circulated throughout South Africa. The cheese boards are a bit larger and thinner than the cutting boards. I used Wenge, which is the darkest wood I could find here and rock maple for hardness and contrast. The cutting boards are a bit smaller (300×300mm) but at 40mm are almost twice as thick as the cheese boards. I used Bubinga and Rock Maple for them….again for their excellent hardness and color contrast. All of the boards have small plastic feet to allow for better drying as well as routed fingerholds on each end.

-- Arthur T., Pringle Braai Furniture, South Africa, A lion leaves its skin when it dies....

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#1 posted 10-25-2009 01:03 PM

Great job, I use his patterns as well. I decided to round my corners being that’s what my wife wanted. I like the square look though, however us married guys know it’s not always what we want. LOL…. I use little rubber feet that screw in for drying and keeping it from slipping on the granite counter tops. I really love the black, way to think out the box!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 10-25-2009 02:45 PM

Great looking boards. Well done.

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#3 posted 10-25-2009 03:42 PM

neat and nice boards,
since it for slicing any food you dont forget to use right glue i hope,
thanks for posting,


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#4 posted 10-25-2009 03:50 PM

The boards are beautiful , but that serrated knife blade sends chills down my spine because of what a former girlfriend did to one of my favorite boards with one…...
What did you use for finish on your boards ? Isn’t the Wenge a very porous wood ? How was the Wenge to work with ? Were you bothered by any of the dust related symptoms or slivers ?

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#5 posted 10-25-2009 04:29 PM

Wonderful group of boards well done

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#6 posted 10-25-2009 08:14 PM

My husband is into making cheese cutting boards but we cannot find a place to buy the wire cutter with handle. Could you help us? Thanks, Doris Thorson

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