Endgrain Board - Maple, Cherry, Sapele, Purpleheart

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Project by Andrew posted 12-24-2012 11:52 PM 1500 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Endgrain board – recipient wanted it durable, striped and, lightweight, so I made it a bit thinner than usual, about 7/8” thick. It’s 11×18. I also chose a pattern that ended up being “stripey”.

I learned something by doing my last board. Instead of the usual “flip every other board around” technique, i arranged the strips in bookmatched pairs, then flipped every other pair over. It works particularly well if you have interesting grain.

I particularly like how the center cherry stripe came out, as well as the zig-zag pattern the sapele ends created.

Finished with salad bowl finish thinned 50%.

Thanks for looking.

-- Andrew - Albany. NY

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#1 posted 12-24-2012 11:55 PM

Looks very nice. Do you have a drum sander for flattening, or did you freehand sand it? I like the endgrain purpleheart.

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#2 posted 12-24-2012 11:55 PM

Thanks, Bob. I do have a Ryobi 16/32 drum sander – I use that to flatten my endgrain boards.

-- Andrew - Albany. NY

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#3 posted 12-25-2012 01:46 AM

Another great looking board ! The grain matching is awesome : )

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#4 posted 12-25-2012 02:08 AM

Wonderful board ,nice work.

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