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My First End Grain Cutting Board

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Project by Paul Pomerleau posted 929 days ago 1379 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally… After a year of woodworking, I made my first end-grain cutting board.
I used some walnut, maple and oak that I had in the shop.
I had to build a table saw sled to ensure perfect cuts and sanded it on my home made v-drum sander.
I started with 80 grit, then 150 and ended with 320.
I was blown away at the texture of the wood after using the 320 grit on the drum sander.
I have never felt wood so smooth before. I was very impressed.
I had to build a little jig to route out the finger handles and also had to buy a mouse sander to to get into the handle area.
It didn’t turn out to be the size I wanted.
I wanted 10” x 15” but had to settle with 10” x 10”.
I’ve learned a bit more now on how to measure these things, and also I was winging the cutouts and had no idea about the finished pattern outcome.
It is finished with a few coatings of mineral oil.
My next one will be better.
Now that I got the tools and jigs, they should be coming out of the shop faster.
Once again, I could not have done this without the full support of this incredible site and all of you.
Thanks again to everyone.

-- Close to Ottawa Ontario Canada





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will delaney

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#1 posted 929 days ago

That looks great Paul. I just picked up some wood to make a cutting board today. I’m going to make it with Maple and Cherry. The Wood Whispers site has some good instructions on making an 18”X12” board. http://thewoodwhisperer.com/butcher-block-cutting-board/. Thanks for sharing.

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 929 days ago

It’s a winner ,a fine looking board.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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smitty22

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#3 posted 929 days ago

Very Nice CB, love your drum sander!

Bet that knot and wild figure in the walnut board wasn’t easy to tame!!

Dale

-- Smitty

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waho6o9

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#4 posted 929 days ago

Beautiful work, and a custom drum sander to boot. Thanks for sharing.

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rrdesigns

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#5 posted 928 days ago

That’s a nice looking board. Looks as if you wove the wood strips like a basket. Nicely done.

-- Beth, Oklahoma, Rambling Road Designs

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JL7

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#6 posted 928 days ago

Really nice board Paul – and a great excuse to pick up more tools :)

I have the same planer as you – curious how you like it? I’ve run ALOT of wood through mine and (knock on wood) it is still doing a good job. Once in awhile the motor won’t start so I have to tap on the little round brush cover and then it fires…..

Also like the v-drum – I thinks I need to build me one some day…...

Looking forward to seeing the next board – because you know you can’t stop now….....

Jeff

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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Eric_S

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#7 posted 928 days ago

Very nice! Love the pattern

-- - Eric Indianapolis, IN

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lumberdustjohn

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#8 posted 927 days ago

Looks great!
Thanks for posting

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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JohnMeeley

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#9 posted 911 days ago

Google…’cutting board designer’ it’s freeware. you will know exactly what you will have BEFORE you start. Simple to use and allows for the kerf. Here’s the link. http://www.lastalias.com/cbdesigner/

-- "The greatest pleasure in life is doing what others say you cannot do."-Walter Bagehot

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