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Project by Gittyup posted 503 days ago 1770 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the first project I’ve ever posted for anything I’ve made. My daughter asked me to make her a cutting board for her birthday. Had never made one before, but seemed pretty easy.

I used walnut and ambrosia maple, end grains. I liked the marbling of the ambrosia and it was the only light colored wood I had that was thick enough for this board. It measures 13×15 x 1.5”. Coated it with linseed oil. Photo is while still wet. I will apply a second coat once it dries. End grain sucked up the oil like crazy.

I tried running it through my planer after turning the end grain up. Planer made a small mess of the ends. I guess from now on it’s sand and sand and sand some more instead of the planer.

-- tel





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todd

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#1 posted 503 days ago

nice job. I made the mistake of running my first end grain through the planner and it blew apart. never again

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indgreg

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#2 posted 503 days ago

welcome to ljs the board is very sharp . im sorry for your planing mistake but thank you for posting it ive stated my first end grain board and would have run it thru planer

-- greg indiana

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dwhite

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#3 posted 503 days ago

Nice. Don’t feel bad, I’m a newbie to wood and making my first end grain board myself. I was lucky enough to read someone’s comments saying not to do it.

-- David, Advance NC

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rmac

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#4 posted 503 days ago

Yup, end grain and planers don’t mix very well. Try this instead.

—Russ

-- My table saw laughs at hot dogs. http://thesorteddetails.blogspot.com/

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christopheralan

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#5 posted 503 days ago

Great job! Welcome to the site!

-- christopheralan http://www.projectwoodworks.com

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Ahekma

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#6 posted 503 days ago

Nice board! Router sled is definatly the way to go, if you do a search on this site you will find lots of great ideas for building one, pick up a Freud Bit # 12-192 and you should be good to go

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wseand

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#7 posted 503 days ago

I’ve put a few board through the planner and it did a fine job. Blew out the ends a little but i route those anyways so no real harm. If you send it through in small increments it doesn’t do to bad. Anyways, nice looking board and welcome to the forum..

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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Milton Toal

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#8 posted 503 days ago

Nice job. Well made and finished. If you have to plane because there is too much to take off with a sander, cut in from both ends and stop short of the other. Welcome to the best and fastest-growing woodworking community in the World.

-- Milton Toal, Doncaster, Melbourne Australia.

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Ken90712

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#9 posted 503 days ago

Well done, and welcome to LJ’s. I have made over 300 boards and sometimes run them thrrought he planer. Like mentioned above I only take a sliver off each time and there is some tearout on the ends but I use my router on the boards. I have had better luck runnng them through my drum sander or using my belt sander.
Look fwd to seeing more.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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BigMig

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#10 posted 503 days ago

Hey, it turned out great – and you learned about planing end grain boards – win-win!

Welcome!

-- Mike from Lansdowne, PA

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Sergio

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#11 posted 503 days ago

Very nice one, I also use a router sled to plan the surfaces. Mine is very simple, you can check it on my older posts.

-- - Greetings from Brazil - --

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helluvawreck

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#12 posted 503 days ago

Nice job on that cutting board. Welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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