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Learned the “don’t try to plane on endgrain” the hard way. The other side is destroyed. Luckily I wasn’t standing behind it as the planer shot it out the back. Hopefully someone will learn from this. This was my first attempt at a cutting board, so I ordered that set that you can get from Woodcraft to practice with. Even though the woods don’t really match, I thought it was going to turn out okay. Wish I could start the day over. I have some purpleheart and maple waiting from me to become a good woodworker. Might be a while.





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TomTinkerSum

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#1 posted 891 days ago

Beautiful job. Sometimes it’s what we do with what is left. I see a small board left in there yet and maybe some other possibilities. Keep pushin’ on bro. Glad you’re here and okay. smaller bite on the end grain maybe. I can’t see how thin the board was by the pic. It is a good day if you didn’t get hurt. :)

-- If a woodchuck could chuck wood, he's probably not a Lumberjock --

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DamnYankee

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#2 posted 891 days ago

If you work it right you can make it look intentional.

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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chrisstef

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#3 posted 891 days ago

While it really sucks that this happened but you made it out without the loss of blood and ya learned a good lesson. Now … recovery … cut up whats remaining into 2 smaller boards. Next … router planing sled. I think the woods in the board are cool and look great for what its worth.

Man that musta scared the crap outta you.

Kinda looks liks Idaho.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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Manasseh

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#4 posted 891 days ago

cut some jagged edges and call it a shark bitten cutting board. Now your mistake is a design feature!

-- Someday I will be more than a sawdust wisperer

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Viking

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#5 posted 891 days ago

I would try to glue and re-clamp it. You have nothing to lose and like Tom says you can still recover a smaller CB or two or three from the remains.

Good luck?

-- Rick Gustafson - Lost Creek Ranch - Colorado County, Texas

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jbschutz

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#6 posted 891 days ago

Too bad…..stuff happens. I see a circular or oval cheese board salvaged from the larger portion and a hanging reminder in the shop of the disaster.

-- jbschutz www.johnschutz.com

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Kayvon

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#7 posted 891 days ago

I’m with Tom and Chris. I see a small board, a trivet, and a serving spoon blank. You can turn a mistake into an awesome gift set.

-- Kayvon

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Tokolosi

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#8 posted 891 days ago

Oh no! sorry for your loss. Such a nice board too!

Ps. I learned the same lesson as you did on my first board (post is here)

-- “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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alfa189

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#9 posted 891 days ago

I’ve never done a cutting board. But does anyone know if this could have been avoided by taking lighter passes? How about straight knife vs. spiral cutterhead? Just curious on this point. And sorry about your cutting board, bro. But I agree with the others. Make two boards or do something funny with it. Like hang it on the wall and tell your daughter’s (or future daughter’s) boyfriend what you can do with your bare hands.

-- "It's not a mistake. It's a design feature."

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MistakeMagnet

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#10 posted 891 days ago

It was set up as a very light cut. I won’t do that again. When would you every try to plane on the end grain other than on a cutting board. Next time I won’t be so impatient with my sanding.

Thanks for all the tips folks. I’ll take them on advisement and encouragement.

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BullVictory

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#11 posted 891 days ago

I’ve always used the router planner sled to flatten endgrain boards… i had planned on trying the next one in the planner but placing it securely in a sled so there is more support for the cutting board… ive read, here on LJ, or the woodnet that you can use a planner as long as its very light passes, i.e. 1/64”. Then again I haven’t tried it, anyone know if that works?

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Dallas

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#12 posted 891 days ago

Not a nice thing to put through a planer… would you use a Jack or smoothing or jointer plane on end grain?

Why not work with it a little bit and turn it into your first of a series, “Commemorative State Cutting Boards” >>> Idaho!

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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ChuckV

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#13 posted 891 days ago

It is good to hear that you were not injured.

I think that the larger piece looks a bit like Idaho. Try marketing it as The Potato Cutting Board!

Update - I guess I am not the only one.

-- “That it will never come again / Is what makes life so sweet. ” ― Emily Dickinson

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JR_Dog

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#14 posted 891 days ago

I appreciate you sharing this. I did not know this either so you just saved me on my first CB attempt.

Thank you!

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Martyroc

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#15 posted 891 days ago

Sorry, to see that, but glad you walked away unscathed. I like Manasseh’s idea with the shark bite, whatever you do try to makes lemonade out of lemons.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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