End Grain Cutting Board

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Project by pmleejr25 posted 04-14-2011 05:59 AM 1554 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first ‘real’ project. I’ve spent the past year building a shop in my basement and when my wife asked if I was ever going to build anything ‘useful’, I thought a cutting board would be something nice for her to use. It was an easy project and gave me an excuse to make a cross cut sled. Its made of maple and walnut, Dimensions are: 12” x 18” x 1.25”. I finished it with general finishes salad bowl finish. Let me know your thoughts.

-- Patrick, Tonawanda, NY

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#1 posted 04-14-2011 07:20 AM

Looks good. You ought to post some pictures of your crosscut sled, too.


-- My table saw laughs at hot dogs.

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#2 posted 04-14-2011 12:51 PM

You did a great job, next project should be a jewelry box for your wife. Then you will have the green light to buy all the woodworking books you want just a thought.

-- Billp

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#3 posted 04-14-2011 05:30 PM

Looks good. What did you use for the feet?

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#4 posted 04-14-2011 07:41 PM

Very impressive first board Patrick. The proportions you used on the rounded corners are spot on and form the looks of the photos you spent the time needed to make sure your pieces lined up on the final glue. Nice work.

-- Measure, cut, curse, repeat.

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#5 posted 04-15-2011 05:58 AM

If your wife is like mine, she won’t want to use it now. It’s just too pretty!

-- If you want perfection, buy plastic, if you want character, buy wood!

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#6 posted 04-15-2011 04:10 PM

Thanks for the comments. For the feet I used some 3/4” rubber bumpers I picked up at Rockler. They attach with small screws. They are working really well and grip the counter top. I’ll be posting some pics of the cross cut sled soon. My next project is going to be a mission style toy box for my 7 month old son.

-- Patrick, Tonawanda, NY

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