Large Offset Style Endgrain Cutting Board

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Project by KnotCurser posted 1003 days ago 1196 views 6 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a commissioned piece, to be used as a holiday gift from customer to his wife.

This is by far the largest (and heaviest) cutting board I have made to date.

It is 13×19 inches overall, 1 5/8 inches thick, and contains 190 individual pieces.

Woods used are Walnut, Cherry, White Oak and Maple.

I also had to use a bit of epoxy due to a couple of larger knotholes that I couldn’t sand out – I figure they just add more character. :-)

Finish was three coats of food-grade mineral oil over the coarse of five days.

I delivered it today and the customer was pleased – that is what matters the most!

BTW, if you are into building these and don’t have the CBdesigner Software, download it today!!!! Picture 4 is an exported image of what my board would look like when finished – pretty close eh? It also gave me an exact cut-list and guide to creating this. Fantastic software!



-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

12 comments so far

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#1 posted 1003 days ago

Very nice offset endgrain board.. and a big un too…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#2 posted 1003 days ago

Good choice of woods Bob. Nicely done.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#3 posted 1003 days ago

Nice job Bob, this i’ll get the job done :)

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#4 posted 1003 days ago

Very nice but the but there is nothing like the real thing .
Thanks Kiefer

-- Kiefer 松

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#5 posted 1003 days ago

That is a very handsome board.

Good job Sir,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Pete Jansen

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#6 posted 1003 days ago

Stunning, I love it.

-- Lovin' sawdust in beautiful Fort Collins, Colorado

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#7 posted 1003 days ago

Thanks to all for the compliments!

Kiefer, I don’t quite understand your comment – the board IS “the real thing”. It’s totally end grain hardwoods and hand done and finished. Am I missing a joke perhaps or a saying I’m not familiar with? Sorry, I’m confused.


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#8 posted 1003 days ago

Nice board, will last a lifetime.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#9 posted 1003 days ago

Sorry BOB if you did no understand what I meant !
What I was trying to say is , I like the real board but can not visualize the beauty from pic 4 which you thought is a close match , nothing else .
Sorry again .


-- Kiefer 松

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#10 posted 1003 days ago

I don’t see the heavy glue lines specified in pic 4 showing up in your completed board. Did you make a mistake? Agree with Kiefer, like the real thing much better.

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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#11 posted 1003 days ago

Kiefer – no problems! I thought it was a joke, but was too tired to realize what you were saying. Thanks for the nice reply!!!!

I do agree with you and Gene – the real thing is much better! I tried to cut veggies on the printout and it wasn’t a good thing at all! ;-)



-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#12 posted 1003 days ago

vipond33 – the software allows you to show black outlines on the individual pieces or not. I prefer the visualization without the blacklines, but it’s a matter of preference. I highly recommend the FREE software as well. It’s great for playing around with “what-ifs” and for getting spousal approval for how a board that will be given as a present will look before beginning work on it.

-- A bad craftsmen blames his cheap #$%ing tools

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