My first end grain cutting board.

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Project by DefiantlyLost posted 03-10-2017 12:12 PM 867 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first attempt at an end grain cutting board, made from walnut and maple. I made two at the same time, one for the better half and one for a future gift. I even had to use epoxy to fill a few spots but it turned out alright. I used the Wood Whisperers plans.

-- Still lost in Minnesota

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#1 posted 03-10-2017 01:55 PM

Nice looking boards!! I love the maple/walnut combination. Well done

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#2 posted 03-11-2017 12:42 AM

ive been wanting to make one of these. This turned out great. I like the walnut and the way you ran the grain on the pieces. Great job.

-- The reward of art is not fame or success but intoxication: that is why so many bad artists are unable to give it up. Jean Cocteau

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#3 posted 03-11-2017 04:03 PM

Nice .Nice looking board, welcome to the club, lol the secret handshake will arrive soon. When doing these watch the grain orientation as some of the masters taught me very early on. Great 1st board. Enjoy.

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

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#4 posted 03-11-2017 09:35 PM

Thanks for the kind words guys. I’ll be waiting for those secret handshake instructions. LOL. Regarding the grain…I thought I had a great plan when I started this. The Walnut had a blend to the heartwood that was lighter and the plan was to have that blend to the inside of the board with the maple, which would have aligned the grain properly, but I didn’t figure the last series of flips/rotation of the strips. I can see why there are online calculators for the orientation of cutting boards now. Hopefully the grain orientation does not cause them to break apart. Either way it was a learning experience.

-- Still lost in Minnesota

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