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End Grain Cutting Board With Inlay

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Project by Slider20 posted 08-18-2017 02:56 PM 449 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my second attempt at an end grain cutting board. Learned allot from my last one and the comments on that thread.

I sort of through caution to the wind, after the final glue up, and a quick low grit sand, I chamfered the leading and back edges with a block plane and put in the planer, a Dewalt DW735. Took light passes with zero tear out. Got it nice and flat.

Used a Rotex 5” for the initial flattening and sanding until I got to 150 grit then switch to a 6” finish sander. Worked much better than my 4×24 belt sander.

I wanted to try something new, so I attempted a free hand Inlay. Used a my plunge router and frankly it was not that clean, and there were extensive gaps. Foolishly I tried plain glue (instead of a sawdust mix) and it just soaked in. Then I went to epoxy, another failure as the one I used was too viscous to fill the gaps, by that point I was just fed up, and anyway the Bandsaw cut inlayed R was not that great anyway I just sanded and finished.

Ordered an MLIS Inlay set, next time I hope to have better success.

Rounded over the edges on the router table and sander up to 220. Fished with General Finishes Salad Bowl Finish. I really like this Finish so far, and I’m planning on using it going forward.

I’m not that happy with how this one came out, but I doubt who I’m giving it to will notice.

Wood is Walnut, Cherry and Hickory BTW.

Would love to hear everyone’s thoughts.





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Slider20

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#1 posted 08-18-2017 02:58 PM

Here is a before Finish pic and I used some chisels to fine tune the hole(mortise?) for the Inlay.

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#2 posted 08-18-2017 03:13 PM

Love it, now you’ve added a new element for me to try… a new high for the cutting board addiction…

-- Gary, Texas "That’s just my $.02 and I have no personal experience so take it with a grain of salt ;-P, HokieKen"

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#3 posted 08-18-2017 05:26 PM

This is a beautiful cutting board and I love the pattern.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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#4 posted 08-18-2017 08:06 PM



Love it, now you ve added a new element for me to try… a new high for the cutting board addiction…

- doubleG469


This is a beautiful cutting board and I love the pattern.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

- helluvawreck

Thanks so much.

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#5 posted 08-18-2017 08:51 PM

Nice, REAL Nice. !!

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#6 posted 08-19-2017 03:39 AM

I like your choice of woods, good workmanship!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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