end grain cutting board

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Project by Mrmyke posted 11-06-2012 05:13 PM 1569 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

first crack at an end grain cutting board. used walnut, purple heart, and cherry.

the second picture is after first coat of mineral oil. will apply another one with some in combo with melted bees wax.

will for sure build another one of these, but will make a jig to make it easier to clamp it all together.

-- mike

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#1 posted 11-06-2012 05:38 PM


Nice looking board.

How did you sand the endgrain flat? that purpleheart is tuff stuff. I went nuts with my last one. Even with a drum sander, it gums up the paper.


-- -- Don from PA

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#2 posted 11-06-2012 05:41 PM

Congrats on your first board, it gets easier as you go. I have made over 250 of them. Got 5 just getting the 8th coat of 50/50 salad bowl finish and mineral spirits.

Nice job.

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

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#3 posted 11-06-2012 05:49 PM

thanks guys much appreciated.

my girlfriends dad called me crazy for doing this, but i did a little research online and i noticed a few guys using a planer. so i took my board down by a 64th per pass to get it all leveled out. there was some waves in it since i didnt have many clamps to use(foolish). there was a little tear out along the edges, but was expected. once i had it all flat, i ran a 100grit over it followed by a 180, then 320 and finally a 400. i am currently building a jig right now for the one im going to make this weekend. if you’d like i can post pictures after i am done of the jig/board as i am doing my glue ups and then give you the dimensions for the board?

-- mike

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#4 posted 11-08-2012 03:41 AM

Hey Mike that’s a great looking board, and I would definitely like to see the glue up clamp jig that you come up with.

-- Everyone calls me Ed or Eddie , mom still calls me Edward if she is mad at me.

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