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Project by unclearthur posted 05-14-2017 06:21 AM 629 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My first end grain cutting board, following the plan from the Wood Whisperer site. Made from maple and cherry; finished with Behr salad bowl finish.

Really amazed at some of the other cutting boards I’ve seen on LJ, and want to do more of these …... but not until I have access to a drum sander. Too much effort!





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tcarswell

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#1 posted 05-14-2017 08:27 AM

Good job ! I had a lot of fun making those too !

-- Nothing worth doing is easy ! (or simple)

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JimRochester

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#2 posted 05-14-2017 12:38 PM

He wasn’t kidding when he said it was the board that launched a 1000 cutting boards. They are a great design and a lot of fun. I wish I had made mine from walnut instead of purpleheart. The purpleheart was just impossible to sand without burning and it took me forever to get it right.

A drum sander is critical if you’re going to make boards. I just upgraded from the 16-32 JET to the Supermax 19-38 and love it. The Jet was decent but I had the money and room for the bigger unit so I went for it. For the couple hundred bucks difference on new ones, worth every penny. If you find a good JET used, go for it, still a good machine.

-- Schooled in the advanced art of sawdust and woodchip manufacturing.

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Hazem

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#3 posted 05-14-2017 02:14 PM

Never made a cutting board, but could you use a hand plane to smooth it out rather than sand it?

Your board came out great.

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 05-14-2017 06:47 PM

This cutting board turned out beautifully.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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TexasToddT

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#5 posted 05-16-2017 08:19 AM


My first end grain cutting board, following the plan from the Wood Whisperer site. Made from maple and cherry; finished with Behr salad bowl finish.

Really amazed at some of the other cutting boards I ve seen on LJ, and want to do more of these …... but not until I have access to a drum sander. Too much effort!

- unclearthur

Great job on the board! It looks fantastic.

I do not have a drum sander either. I use a planer with a sacrificial board glued on the trailing edge of my board. Also, I take off very little material per pass. The sacrificial board prevents tear out.

A planer can leave “pass lines” or striations on the wood, but a few passes with 60 grit sandpaper gets rid of them. The one downside to planing versus drum sander is the final product after sanding is not “perfectly” flat. I can live with that since I’m not a perfectionist when it comes to my boards and they still look and feel great.

My sanding regiment is 60 – 120 – 180 – 220 – 320.

-- TT

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