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End Grain Cutting Board and Cheese Board

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Project by jackmoony posted 01-17-2013 08:02 AM 1153 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just finished these two cutting boards. The boards are made entirely of scraps from my previous projects, and quite frankly that scrap was taking up precious room in the shop. I felt compelled to make them to help CLEAN the shop. There is walnut, maple, cherry and mahogany in there, and quite possibly some alder. Both boards are finished with General Finishes, Salad Bowl Finish.

The original plan was to get a 2nd end grain board out of my glue up but I came up a little short and wound up with a fine cheese board instead.

I used the planer “trick” to flatten the surfaces on the boards. I really like the results. I also read a suggestion on lumberjocks to route the edges before planing (the end grain board) to avoid chipout. And if you think about it—just the trailing edge chips out on the planer anyway, so I only needed to route that one edge before sending them through.

The results?? Routing the edge certainly helped. No chip-outs this time.

Thanks for looking!

-- Chris





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Mosquito

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#1 posted 01-17-2013 03:23 PM

Nice work, I especially like the different patterns in the first one

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN -- Stanley #45 Evangelist - www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 01-17-2013 04:18 PM

Nice cutting boards. Thanks for the tip on avoiding chip out on the trailing edge!!!!!!!!!!.......Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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NedB

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#3 posted 01-17-2013 05:49 PM

handsome boards! That trailing edge method does indeed help with chip out. When I’m making boards now, I plane both ends, in case I flip the board when planing.

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1 http://nedswoodshop.blogspot.com

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#4 posted 01-17-2013 05:56 PM

Very cool looking board great job.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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