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Project by Dean J posted 02-06-2010 10:05 PM 1816 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hickory and rock maple, finish is Watco Butcher Block, and I used Titebond II to hold it together.

I basically followed the easy directions on The Wood Whisperer to make an endgrain cutting board. The images, in reverse order, are the first glue up, after the first sanding, the second glue up, the second sanding, and two finished pictures of the board.

The first time I finished this, I didn’t thin the final coat (the can said “do not thin”!), and the final coat was waaay too thick and uneven. I don’t want a thick coat, or any build up, so I sanded that back off, and did one final coat of thinned finish.

Not a hard project, just a bit time consuming, but now I have an upgrade in the kitchen that should last for many years. Learned a bit along the way, so this seems like an all-around win for me.





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#1 posted 02-06-2010 10:06 PM

A very cool board Dean

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#2 posted 02-06-2010 11:51 PM

Nice attention to grain flow..

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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#3 posted 02-07-2010 02:07 AM

Nice cutting board.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#4 posted 02-07-2010 03:53 AM

Super job, and like you said, you’ll get to use it for many years.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#5 posted 02-08-2010 05:51 PM

I second the attention paid to the grain flow, nice job!

Did you use the Cuisinart to take off the too-thick final coat? ;)

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#6 posted 02-08-2010 07:34 PM

Okay, Jonathan, that gets a hell of a laugh. :-)

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#7 posted 02-08-2010 10:35 PM

I couldn’t resist… it was sitting right there!

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#8 posted 02-12-2010 08:35 PM

looks great

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#9 posted 03-10-2010 02:08 AM

Nice looking worik. I am making my first cutting board follow the Wood Whisper instructional video. I am using Purple Heart and Hard Maple. Glad to see your comments on thinning the GF. I too was concerned by the instructions on the can that said do not thin. Also, I learned about why to “cllimb cut” after previously reading that it should never be done. I agree that it is somewhat time consuming, especially the sanding!

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#10 posted 09-04-2010 02:14 AM

Really cool board. When I saw it, I thought it was wavy!

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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