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This is the first of many future cutting boards. It is end grain Maple and Padauk. It’s saturated with mineral oil and then coated with 3 coats of Beeswax/Mineral oil Combo. It’s 10” x 12” x 1 1/2”. It was a fun project.
-- Tony, Ohio
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#1 posted 01-19-2008 05:00 AM
Nice work there Tony. Was it difficult to complete the glue-up?
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#2 posted 01-19-2008 05:07 AM
What did you use to level the top? Sanding, planer??
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#3 posted 01-19-2008 08:08 AM
Very nice, solid looking project.
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#4 posted 01-19-2008 12:11 PM
first of many future.. sounds like you had fun making this. It turned out beautifully
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#5 posted 01-19-2008 12:45 PM
Great cutting board. Is it a gift or for your own use?
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#6 posted 01-19-2008 10:18 PM
I can’t wait to start making some of these.
#7 posted 01-20-2008 03:49 AM
The glue wasn’t bad. Everyone thinks you glue up a ton of little squares but it’s much simpler than that as many of you know. I started out with a hand belt sander but it was taking forever being end grain and all. And I wanted it flat. I added a piece of poplar to one end of the glue-up so I could run it through the planer and the poplar takes the tear-out. Then I just cut off the poplar and sanded it down and rounded over the edges. Thanks for the comments.
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#8 posted 05-08-2008 12:20 AM
I just made an endgrain cutting board too, flattening the top was difficult. I used shop built drum sander, although I had some difficulties with that, I will need to rejig the sander. So I ended up using a belt sander and then a random orbital sander for touch up/finishing. The person I gave it to was quite impressed :)
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#9 posted 05-26-2008 01:14 AM
I’m itching to make an endgrain board as well so I thank you for the tip on running it through the planer : )
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