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Project by Cory posted 07-22-2010 04:05 PM 1839 views 4 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When my wife and I went on our anniversary trip to California we stayed with a buddy of mine in San Francisco for a few days. As a thank you for his hospitality, I made him an end grain cutting board and a trivet. His board is made from walnut, cherry, and maple. The trivet is made from cherry and purpleheart. I had a hell of a time with the purpleheart. I’ve worked with that wood quite a bit before but this piece just splintered and gave me all kinds of trouble. I sanded the heck out of it, but you can still see some of the chips that came out during planing. Oh well.

While I was milling up the lumber I went ahead and made a few more as gifts for other people who helped us during our time away. They’re in the last picture. I haven’t had a chance to sand those or put any finish on them, yet. They’re simple edge grained boards from maple, purpleheart, cherry, and walnut.

I just love making cutting boards like these. I managed to jam these out in basically one full day of shop time. Now I’ve got to work on some SPalm style boards. I think those might take me a little longer!

Thanks for looking!

Cory

-- The secret to getting ahead is getting started.





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PurpLev

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#1 posted 07-22-2010 04:09 PM

real cool.

how think are those Cory?

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Cory

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#2 posted 07-22-2010 04:20 PM

Sorry I didn’t include that, Sharon. The cutting boards are about 1 1/4” thick and the trivets are about 5/8” thick.

-- The secret to getting ahead is getting started.

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Jonathan

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#3 posted 07-22-2010 04:22 PM

Nice boards.

I especially like the main attraction, end grain board for your friend.

How big is it?

Did you oil (and maybe wax) it?

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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Cory

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#4 posted 07-22-2010 04:33 PM

Sorry I didn’t included that either, Jonathan. Geez….you’d think i’ve never posted a project before!

The overall dimension of the end grain board is about 10” x 16”. I used Watco Butcher Block Oil to finish it. I usually put on three coats, but I put on 4 with the end grain board.

-- The secret to getting ahead is getting started.

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#5 posted 07-22-2010 05:16 PM

That end grain board is a real winner! very nice design.

-- vicrider

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#6 posted 07-22-2010 06:43 PM

Looks like you can crank ‘em out. They are beautiful.
That first one is still one of my favorite designs. I just love it.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#7 posted 07-22-2010 07:55 PM

Your boards look very nice.

Thanks for posting

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#8 posted 07-22-2010 09:42 PM

Thanks for the details Cory.

I think those dimensions are big enough to be able to do some fairly serious cutting without feeling like you have to heft it into place to use it. I know professional chefs like them thick and heavy, but after I made my first end grain board, my wife politely noted that it was plenty big and heavy, and it weighed in right at 7.0-pounds.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#9 posted 07-23-2010 01:46 AM

Very nice. I’m intrigued with the pattern.

-- Rick

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#10 posted 08-16-2010 05:46 AM

Beautiful just beautiful.

-- So many tools, so little money. *heavy sigh*

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