1st end grain cutting board

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Project by Fireguy82 posted 01-31-2017 02:59 PM 679 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is my first try at an end grain cutting board. Many lessons were learned but overall I’m pleased with the results. I’m still getting my feet wet and accumulating the right tools. For this project all that was used was an old $100 Delta table saw, belt sander, RO sander, and router table. The wooda are purple heart, cherry, and wenge with Salad Bowl finish.

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#1 posted 01-31-2017 03:15 PM

Welcome to Ljs
Beautiful board,nice work

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 01-31-2017 07:02 PM

Nice board, looks good. As you make more projects, one thing you will want to look into is wood movement. Wood has a tendency to move and shift seasonally and it looks like you have some end grain facing up, other parts that are face grain facing up, and the border has grain direction that is perpendicular with each other. This may not matter, but it could also cause some cracking and separation at the joints.

Good job, keep making stuff and sharing here

-- Steven, California, ,,

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#3 posted 01-31-2017 08:42 PM

Looking at the picture now i can see that the purpleheart looks like face grain. Originally this was supposed to have a brick pattern so the purpleheart was glued to have a wider dimension. It is all end grain though. The same with the border. It was supposed to be walnut crotch but i read that end grain and face grain dont play well together. So I cut the walnut off and glued up some scrap wenge. Then when i routed the edges i got some tear out and had to go with a thinner “bumpy” look. Kind of live-edgy. Always a work in progress…

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#4 posted 01-31-2017 11:29 PM

My mistake, looks great! Glad you are well informed about grain direction and wood movement. Keep up the good work

-- Steven, California, ,,

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#5 posted 02-01-2017 02:38 PM

This is a very nice board.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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