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Maple and Walnut Endgrain Cutting Board (another one!)

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Project by Andrew posted 782 days ago 1766 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Maple and Walnut end grain cutting board. 12×17, finished with the usual 50/50 of Salad Bowl Finish and Mineral Spirits.

I decided to do another (slightly larger) variation of my first board. It’s still one of my favorites. Maple and walnut squares. The pattern got a little messed up due me leaving one of the walnut stripes too wide, so I had to cut it in half and glue it back together to “fix” it. The pattern still isn’t perfect, but good enough!

After the (re)glue-up, the board was a bit cupped, so it rocked back and forth on one side. So I figured it was a good time to try out routed hand-holds on the new “bottom” and it came out pretty good.

Thanks for looking.

-- Andrew - Albany. NY





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smitty22

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#1 posted 782 days ago

Looks great, one of my favorite wood combos, looks like you recovered from the initial ‘ooops’ very well!

One cure for a slightly cupped or bowed CB is to use the stick-on cabinet door bumpers available from Home Depot or Lowes for feet. They are available in different diameters and thicknesses, are easy to remove and replace, and don’t look too obvious.

-- Smitty

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Andrew

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#2 posted 782 days ago

Actually, that’s exactly what I plan to do. You know, it was “in the design” to have some rubber feet :)

-- Andrew - Albany. NY

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wiser1934

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#3 posted 782 days ago

very nice andrew! i want to try an end grain board, but i’m afraid if screwing up. that will call for a design modification. LOL

-- wiser1934, new york

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Andrew

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#4 posted 782 days ago

Thanks Wiser! So what about doing an endgrain board scares you?

-- Andrew - Albany. NY

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AttainableApex

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#5 posted 782 days ago

how thick is it?
i plan to make about 5 of these once my planer is fixed, exactly the same pretty much

-- Ben L

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Andrew

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#6 posted 781 days ago

This one is just over 1” thick. I usually make them thicker, but this one didn’t go as planned.

I hope you’re not planning to run the end-grain board through your planer!

In case you are wondering, here’s this board in the Cutting Board Designer:

-- Andrew - Albany. NY

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Kevin

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#7 posted 781 days ago

Great looking board. I have been meaning to get cutting board designer since I saw it on woodworking for mere mortals. Thanks for the post.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then rout a whole bunch

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Andrew

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#8 posted 781 days ago

I don’t use the $10 cutting board designer that is on the mere mortals site – the one I use is free, and you can get it here:

http://www.lastalias.com/cbdesigner/

-- Andrew - Albany. NY

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ChuckV

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#9 posted 781 days ago

Andrew,

That is a great looking board.

I grew up just across the river from you in Rensselaer, more precisely, in East Greenbush.

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

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Andrew

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#10 posted 770 days ago

Thanks Chuck. Nice – do you still live in the area?

-- Andrew - Albany. NY

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