End Grain Cutting Boards

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Project by recycle1943 posted 03-31-2016 07:31 PM 882 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finally finished a few end grain cutting boards, it was quite an experience and more time consuming than I had imagined. Guess I’ll have to figure my labor rate up to $1.75 an hour
They are all 1 1/4” thick x 8 1/2” wide
2 of them are 16” long and one is 14 1/2” long.

I had a lot of fun designing and not so much fun glueing all the pieces together but the end result was worth the effort.
The woods used are oak, maple, walnut and cherry. I did put a cherry border around 2 and cherry and walnut on the one.

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - Your imagination is your only holdup

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#1 posted 03-31-2016 07:37 PM

Nice patterns through wood species placement. Did you sand the top end grain smooth, or plane it? Do you suppose seasonal wood movement will be a problem within the border?

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#2 posted 03-31-2016 08:05 PM

I ran it thru the DeWalt planer to get it uniform and yes, in perhaps 10 or so years it may have moved enough to show but by then it’ll be time for a new one.

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - Your imagination is your only holdup

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#3 posted 04-01-2016 01:41 AM

They look great Dick, hope you can get a good price for them, to make the labor worthwhile. Nice boards, they should sell well.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#4 posted 04-01-2016 01:36 PM

What do you get for the 16” cutting board Dick ?

don s havana Fl.

-- The pig caught under the fence is always the one doing all the squealing !

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#5 posted 04-01-2016 02:12 PM

Hi Don,
These are the (wait for it) FIRST large end grain cutting boards I have ever made
I’ll most likely sell them for $40 -$50 we don’t have a strong market up here for unnecessary items.

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - Your imagination is your only holdup

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#6 posted 04-01-2016 03:20 PM

The board has a nice pattern and is well done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#7 posted 04-02-2016 11:26 AM

Nice one.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#8 posted 04-03-2016 01:52 AM

Center wood looks a bit moldy with all that green, dude. Kidding. Looks great.

-- Wood is awesome.

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