My First End Grain Board (finally)

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Project by Sergio posted 609 days ago 1213 views 5 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello LJ´s. Thanks to you all that posted your boards and created “the need” in me.
Thanks also to Degoose for the great lessons. They are HERE:
I choose one type of wood only: Jatoba which I bought already cut and planned to 35×35mm It did not come exactly squared, so after glued the bricks were not really aligned and when I cut again in my table saw, I just added some more “unsquareness” to it, so after having everything glued again, I used the router to plan the face (I don´t own a planner) I was surprised that it worked pretty well without tear-offs.
The aligned stripes instead of a zig-zag pattern was choosen by the wife, who like things with more conservative look.
You can see in the last pictures how I planned and fixed the board to my “vise-less” bench.
The sanding was a real pain, the eng grain is very hard and did not want to be sanded, took a long time to get to an acceptable condition, then I used several applications of mineral oil.
There are some flaws here and there but I am pleased with the result.
A lot was learned in the process, I had to make the jig for the router, and created some new add-ons to the bench.
Thanks for watching and reading !!!
Merry Christmas to all !!!

Dimensions: 350×270 x 35 mm (14” x 10.1/2” x 1.1/2” app)

-- - Greetings from Brazil - --

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#1 posted 609 days ago

I like its simplicity. Making it even more beautiful.

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#2 posted 609 days ago

Degoose has been a mentor to all of us. Merry Christmas to you too

-- Dreaming patterns

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#3 posted 609 days ago

welcome to the club! Looks good!

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#4 posted 609 days ago

Great looking board nice work.

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 609 days ago

The jatoba looks great! I thought it was walnut at first. My favorite boards are the monochrome end-grain boards like yours. Great work.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#6 posted 609 days ago

Looks Great

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

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#7 posted 609 days ago


-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#8 posted 609 days ago

I like it a lot.

-- Bruce from Central New, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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#9 posted 609 days ago

Looks great.
Degoose will be around sometime over the next week or so to teach the secret end grain handshake.

-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta

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#10 posted 608 days ago

Thanks guys for the comments. This will be put into serious work. Next one only on next year (if the world does not end tomorrow as the Mayans said…)

-- - Greetings from Brazil - --

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#11 posted 608 days ago

Good job Sir.
And congrats on your tenacity.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#12 posted 590 days ago

Nice cutting board Sergio

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