3D end grain cutting board

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Project by wenge posted 10-18-2017 02:06 PM 5752 views 23 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Was given free reign to build an extra large end grain cutting board. Finished size ended up at 24”x23.5”. Lost count on how many glue ups were involved, but there were quite a few. Walnut, cherry, maple and paduk finished with mineral oil/beeswax mix.

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#1 posted 10-18-2017 02:10 PM

BEAUTIFUL BOARD …..Welcome 2 LJ’s :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#2 posted 10-18-2017 02:50 PM

Stunning! The 3D effect is great and I can’t imagine how you kept everything aligned with all those 60 degree angles at glue-up!

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#3 posted 10-18-2017 03:19 PM

What a beautiful board and this is a great pattern.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#4 posted 10-18-2017 03:23 PM

Yes, did You use a jig for the glue up ? And those red tips on the center triangels must have been a challenge !

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#5 posted 10-18-2017 03:46 PM


-- Pax - Maryland

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#6 posted 10-18-2017 03:46 PM

Wow, awesome board!

-- Gary, Texas

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#7 posted 10-18-2017 07:59 PM

Wow, that is amazing. A pattern I have not seen before, too.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#8 posted 10-18-2017 08:02 PM


-- Dale

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#9 posted 10-18-2017 09:23 PM

That is a nice pattern. I want to “borrow” it… but I don’t know if my brain can handle it without overloading. Beautiful.

-- There's no such thing as a mistake; only a quick change of plans.

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#10 posted 10-18-2017 10:41 PM

Looking at the last picture it looks quite thin do you put this onto another piece for stability. Great cutting board by the way

-- Derek, Kent, UK,

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#11 posted 10-18-2017 10:43 PM

now thats a cutting board!welcome to lumber jocks.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#12 posted 10-19-2017 12:11 AM

Thanks all! This was the first non square cut board I’ve done. Since this went more smoothly than I expected, I’m planning on a more challenging board very soon.

That is a nice pattern. I want to “borrow” it… but I don t know if my brain can handle it without overloading. Beautiful.

- InsideTheBox

I found a tessellated pattern I liked and it took me a few to break it down into parts myself. Even after breaking it down into parts it was still a bit confusing during glue ups as flipping one, or any of the 6 parts over, the pattern wouldn’t line up correctly. Really needed to keep pencil marks on them at all times. I wanted as few glue ups as possible so I glued 36” long columns up of each of the 6 patterns. Then sliced those columns into 18” columns and glued the columns up pertaining to the order of each row. Once I had 6 columns glued together I sliced them in half and glued again to get 12 triangles wide per row. Then finally sliced to thickness and glued together like a regular end grain board. Finished board thickness ended up just shy of 1.5”

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#13 posted 10-19-2017 03:28 AM

Wow, that is an awesome board!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#14 posted 10-19-2017 07:50 AM

Thanks for the pics, and clarification on the “how to”

Awesome board, I’d be scared to make it an everyday user, but sure to WOW guests at special events.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#15 posted 10-19-2017 09:17 AM

Some time ago the same parterne was made by BritBoxMaster, and he made a blog about it:

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