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End grain cutting board using designer software

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Project by Sandman (Randy M.) posted 08-03-2016 02:24 AM 995 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first end grain cutting board using the designer software which provides you a great way to see the final product before cutting.

I used Zebra wood / purpleheart and maple for this board which finished measured about 13.5” by 12”.

I found one mistake during my glue up but overall pleased with the board it is 1” thick and I also cut in a keyhole on the back so it can also be hung.

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Mr M's Woodshop

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#1 posted 08-03-2016 02:30 AM

Interesting design, and good execution. Fabulous work!

The world’s cooks need good cutting boards to support their art.

-- Henry Mowry, Santa Clarita, CA, http://www.MowryJournal.com

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Rick Dennington

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#2 posted 08-03-2016 04:26 AM

Stellar job on the cutting boards…A most important necessity in the kitchen…..Every kitchen needs a cutting board…..I like the design, also…..

-- At my age, an "all--nighter" is not having to get up and pee...!!!

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#3 posted 08-03-2016 07:58 AM

Nice work, Welcome to club. I’ve made over 300 of them ugh. Watch grain orientation next time and it will pop even more. One of the master on here taught me that when I first started making them. I’m sure you will be making more. Well done

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

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halvara1

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#4 posted 08-03-2016 04:22 PM

Nice work! I made my first end grain cutting board last week. I had a similar slip up on my gluing but it came out great. My daughter loved it. I will try and post it later. Look forward to seeing more of your designs. Cheers!

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#5 posted 08-03-2016 07:50 PM

It’s a beautiful board and so nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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Sandman (Randy M.)

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#6 posted 08-03-2016 10:42 PM

Thanks much for the comments , hope to do another and learn from my mistakes…..only way to learn from the other masters on the site

-- Do it with your heart in it.........

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#7 posted 08-06-2016 02:42 AM

Are you sure the wood is Wenge? Doesn’t look like it to me and I wouldn’t use it especially on an end grain board due to its porosity which is at least as bad as Red Oak. Also, be cautious while sanding it because it is an allergen that causes breathing and other health issues. That being said, very nice looking board design : )

http://www.wood-database.com/wp-content/uploads/wenge-endgrain-zoom.jpg

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#8 posted 08-06-2016 03:42 AM


Are you sure the wood is Wenge? Doesn t look like it to me and I wouldn t use it especially on an end grain board due to its porosity which is at least as bad as Red Oak. Also, be cautious while sanding it because it is an allergen that causes breathing and other health issues. That being said, very nice looking board design : )

http://www.wood-database.com/wp-content/uploads/wenge-endgrain-zoom.jpg

Very good eye in fact I had ordered a pice of zebra wood and wenge from the Internet and got them crossed. I often try to leave the labels on the boards in the shop. You were correct the piece I used was the zebrawood the wenge may be used on another less demanding project. This was actually first end grain board for me so lot of areas I can improve on ….
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- Dusty56


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