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Project by jaykaypur posted 517 days ago 917 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This started out as an end-grain cutting board attempt but….alas, I just couldnt get the wood/glue-up to where I liked it so I made it into a serving and/or cutting board instead. Made out of cherry, maple, and red oak. It measures 17’’ x 12’’ and is 3/4’’ thick. While it was a rectangle, I 45’d the ends and then rounded the corners. Did a LOT of hand-sanding on this and am here to report it is the smoothest board I have made to date. It’s just nice to pick up and hold. Thanks for the looks and comments.

PS—-could I have run this board, as it looks above, through a planer? It consists of 9 pieces of face grain. I have never done it before but was tempted to this time. Thanks.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!





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Tokolosi

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#1 posted 517 days ago

Nice board Jay. And yes you could have run it through your planer. If your planer is wide enough for the 17 inches. Mine only takes 13 inches. When I do my boards I always run the initial lamination through before I cross cut it for the second glue up. Once you do that you can’t. I have before and it was disastrous.

-- “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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grizzman

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#2 posted 517 days ago

very nice board, and i have become a sand by hand guy also, i still use my electric sanders, but i always go over my pieces by hand at the end, as i have now seen that things feel much smoother this way, and i just like it, it makes me feel more connected to what i have made…and i think you could have sent this through your planer, yea its possible you will get tear out, but what the heck, do another one and try it…dare to be different…lol….

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 517 days ago

Looks good to me. I plane mine length wise. Tried it once on end grain, won’t do that again :-0

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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grizzman

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#4 posted 517 days ago

this board here does not look like end grain to me, am i wrong…but as to end grain, i know you cant plane it, as monte has alluded to, ive heard it to be a real big no no..

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Roger

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#5 posted 517 days ago

I do like the wood combos

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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kiefer

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#6 posted 517 days ago

Nice and useful board as is .
I would like to see a pic of how you shaped the ends ,I am always interested in the grip/handle solution .

-- Kiefer 松

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prattman

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#7 posted 517 days ago

No need to repeat what Monte and grizz already said. Great looking board

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

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jjw5858

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#8 posted 517 days ago

Some great woods in this one….....wow…...nice job!

-- "Make something you love tomorrow...and do it slowly" JLB

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bowtie

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#9 posted 517 days ago

good looking board, a final hand sanding makes a lot of improvement.
I use cedar for a lot of projects and usually round or soften all edges by hand sanding to eliminate splinters.

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru.... cccedar.com

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koog

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#10 posted 516 days ago

great looking board
as you know , i haven’t had much luck using my planer

it seems to hang up
belt sand , orbital then hand works every time

-- KOOG plan today...survive tommorow

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