butcher block cutting board

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Project by Kate posted 04-09-2010 02:07 AM 3653 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My sister took care of our dog for a week, so I decided she deserved a gift. I made this cutting board to match her kitchen island (okay, I made her entire kitchen, but that’s another story). It’s all end grain cherry and maple. The middle photo is detail of the grain in each corner.

Fun to make, but lots of gluing.

Thanks for looking.

-- Kate,

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#1 posted 04-09-2010 02:30 AM

Nice work, Kate.
Cutting boards are so great and everyone loves them!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#2 posted 04-09-2010 02:34 AM

I like the pattern and the wood choice . A very nice cutting board.
I’ve made long grain cutting boards but have never done end grain boards. What process do you use for truing up and smoothing the faces. With mine I just use the planner, which wouldn’t be an option on end grain boards. I’d like to learn that process as it appears to offer more design options.

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#3 posted 04-09-2010 03:39 AM

What a nice gift! I think your sister will be very happy to see it.


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#4 posted 04-09-2010 05:58 AM

Beautiful board. I’ve been thinking about using cherry in a cutting board for a while now. I’m convinced now.

-- There is nothing in the world more dangerous, than a woodworker who knows how to read a micrometer...

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#5 posted 04-09-2010 12:04 PM

Excellent board and thank you for the close-up detail shot : )

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#6 posted 04-09-2010 02:41 PM

really nice

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#7 posted 04-09-2010 05:40 PM

Nice board, different than what I usually see.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#8 posted 04-11-2010 04:35 PM

thanks for all the comments, folks.

-- Kate,

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#9 posted 05-25-2010 11:57 AM

nice cutting board design

-- If it ain't broke don't fix it, if you fix it make it better than it has to be.

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#10 posted 05-25-2010 05:15 PM

Nice work kate this board looks super

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#11 posted 01-21-2011 04:52 PM

That’s a really nice gift. Feel free to let me know next time you need a dogsitter. ;-)

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