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First Edge Grain Cutting Board

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Project by Jonathan posted 12-30-2011 12:37 AM 2175 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I realized I had not yet made an edge grain cutting board and decided to do so for a coworker as a holiday gift.

Wood: 8/4-Hard Maple (5-1/32” wide per section of 3-boards, 6-pieces total) and 4/4-Black Walnut (11/16” per piece), all edge grain.
Glue: Titebond III.
Weight of Board: 5.6-pounds.
Finish: Numerous coats of mineral oil, followed by 2-applications of George’s Club House Wax (mostly beeswax with mineral oil mixed-in).
Feet: These come in an 8-pack at Ace Hardware. They are plastic and have the rubber on the very bottom that prevents the board from sliding around. I also swapped out the stock screws for stainless steel screws to avoid rusting issues.
Dimensions: 16”-Long, by 12-1/4”-Wide, by 1-1/2”-Thick. Feet add another 1/4” to the overall height, so the cutting surface is 1-3/4” above countertop height.
Beveled Edge: cut on tablesaw at 40-degree angle.
Edges: All rounded over by hand.
Sanded: Started with 100-grit on the drum sander after pulling off the clamps and scraping off some of the squeeze-out, then moved through 120-150-180-220 grits by hand.

Not the best pictures, as I finished this at work, then snapped a few hurried, under-lit photos before giving it to my co-worker.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."





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#1 posted 12-30-2011 12:44 AM

Nice CB, Jonathan. Coworker will be very happy to get such a wonderful gift. I can’t wait to start making CB’s again. Maybe in a couple of months after PT. In the mean time I will enjoy everyone’s creations.
-Don

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

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#2 posted 12-30-2011 01:29 AM

Thanks Don. Good luck with the PT!

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#3 posted 12-30-2011 05:06 AM

Nice looking boards, I like the beveled edges…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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#4 posted 12-30-2011 05:18 AM

Nicely done! Love the design. Striking in its simplicity. Also the beveled edge is great. With your permission I would like to use that idea in my next batch of boards.

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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#5 posted 12-30-2011 06:46 AM

The bevel makes it….

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#6 posted 12-30-2011 11:54 AM

I like the bevel on the bottom gives it some different interest. Well done!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#7 posted 12-30-2011 04:41 PM

Thank you everybody for the kind comments. I’d agree that the beveled-edge on the bottom helps out here a bit. It lightens the look of the board, adds a bit of interest, and gives you somewhere to grab the board as well. I’m certainly not the first to bevel an edge, but I thought I’d include after looking back at one of my tea light candleholders.

Quite easy, compared to one or two other boards I’ve made. I learn a bit with every project though, so this was easier now than it would’ve been if I’d have made my first board similar to this. I have another edge grain board I’ll be starting on sometime soon, but it’ll be a bit different than this one. I haven’t decided if I’m going to bevel the edge on that board as well, or do something different?

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#8 posted 12-31-2011 04:24 AM

Very nice. I like the clean lines, the simple light-wood / dark-wood pattern, and the feet.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#9 posted 12-31-2011 07:26 AM

The bevels on the bottom are great. This was your first edge grained and what a smokin job you did. Keep it up!

-- An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. Benjamin Franklin

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