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My First End Grain Board (finally)

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Project by Sergio posted 12-19-2012 06:20 PM 1282 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: http://lumberjocks.com/degoose/blog/series/3890
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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Fishinbo

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#1 posted 12-19-2012 06:24 PM

I like its simplicity. Making it even more beautiful.

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#2 posted 12-19-2012 06:31 PM

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

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#3 posted 12-19-2012 06:42 PM

welcome to the club! Looks good!

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#4 posted 12-19-2012 06:44 PM

Great looking board nice work.

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#5 posted 12-19-2012 07:08 PM

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 12-19-2012 07:53 PM

Looks Great

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#7 posted 12-19-2012 09:10 PM

Magnifico…

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#8 posted 12-19-2012 09:21 PM

I like it a lot.

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#9 posted 12-19-2012 09:49 PM

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 12-20-2012 09:54 AM

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 12-20-2012 01:34 PM

Good job Sir.
And congrats on your tenacity.

Steve

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#12 posted 01-07-2013 01:21 PM

Nice cutting board Sergio

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