End Grain cutting board

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Project by Scottwpaul02 posted 01-20-2010 12:12 AM 1742 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I watched the wood whisperer was inspired to do an end grain cutting board of my own.  Unfortunately I didn’t have big enough lumber to do his version…nor did I have purpleheart.  This is made out of 5/4 maple and 3/4 walnut.  Final dimensions was 15 X 14X 5/4 .  Finished with the General’s Salad Bowl Finish.  Thanks for looking!

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#1 posted 01-20-2010 12:48 AM


-- Beer and Bandsaws just don't mix. Take my word for it!

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#2 posted 01-20-2010 12:53 AM

A great looking board… Maple and walnut are a good choice.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#3 posted 01-20-2010 12:54 AM

Looks Great I was watching that you tube of the wood whisperer last night and have this on my list of things to make as well.

-- Sunrunner34

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#4 posted 01-20-2010 04:32 AM

Looks good!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#5 posted 01-20-2010 04:34 AM

Nice board

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#6 posted 01-20-2010 05:30 AM

I just posted my very first cutting board and its very amateur compared to yours lol…love it

-- M.K.

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#7 posted 01-20-2010 12:27 PM

Nice board. How long or high did you sand? How may coats of salad bowl finish was applied, and did you use 50/50 mix with mineral spirits? The reason I ask, is I have made 30 or so of these and have found after sanding I let then rest for a few days for the color of the wood to bleed back out. Once I get to the 5 – 8 coat they really take on a awsome shine. Degoose along with the woodwhisper are masters at this and have helped me with all of mine thus far. Nice job keep it up!

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

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#8 posted 01-21-2010 02:04 AM

ken, I sanded to 400 grit and did 3 coats of the salad bowl finish (all of wich was cut 50/50). I wasn’t going for a good shine because I figured that the more finish I had on the less end grain I’m really cutting on and the more finish I am cutting on. So the finished product is a bit cloudy because most of the finish was just absorbed by the cutting board. I may be off, but the board should have been sealed sufficiently with the first coat/drying of the board (I applied the varnish on the top until I saw it emerging from the other side). Let me know if I’m off base. btw, thanks for the comment!

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#9 posted 02-13-2010 12:58 AM

nice board!

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#10 posted 02-15-2010 10:41 PM

What kind of sander did you use on this? I am looking to do a similar project but am right now limited to a hand sander that I own. Looks great!

-- Billy

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#11 posted 02-15-2010 11:22 PM

BillyK, I used a low angle block plane to get everything smooth and flat. I used a small orbital hand sander for the rest (total about 10-15 minutes of sanding to get it down to 400 grit). Thanks for looking.

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