End Grain Cutting Board

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Project by Tony Z posted 01-19-2008 03:40 AM 1968 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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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?

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#2 posted 01-19-2008 05:07 AM

What did you use to level the top? Sanding, planer??

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#3 posted 01-19-2008 08:08 AM

Very nice, solid looking project.

-- Bob A in NJ

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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.

-- Eric

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#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.

-- Tony, Ohio

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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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