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Project by Campeasy posted 07-04-2017 07:45 PM 1002 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had been wanting to build an end grain board for a long time but when i finished sanding these i decided they were done. No need to cut them apart.





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John

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#1 posted 07-05-2017 12:15 AM

Beautiful boards, hope I can do as well some day.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#2 posted 07-06-2017 03:57 PM

Nice job. What type of finish did you use? Welcome to Lumberjocks.

Barbara

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dalepage

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#3 posted 07-07-2017 02:11 AM

I encourage you to watch a uTube video on making end grain boards. You have virtually endless design possibilities depending on how your first glue-up is positioned and how you roll and/or swap ends with the pieces after crosscutting the first glue-up.

Also, the end grain’s characteristic of soaking up the oil gives a richer color than face grain.

Just my opinion, but I’d never make a face grain board again.

-- Dale

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Campeasy

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#4 posted 07-07-2017 04:22 AM

Thanks Dale, I built these about a year ago. I personally like to mix edge grain, like these, and end grain but i will occasionally use the face grain if i like the pattern. Both cuts have unique features and if a face grain cutting board, like the one ive been using for 15 years, will hold up that long, i see no harm in using whatever cut looks best.
Barbara, thank you. I use mineral oil and pure white bees wax. Heated and mixed 6:1 mineral oil :wax

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