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Project by Arcola60 posted 07-03-2013 01:34 AM 719 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this end grain chopping board just in time for the wedding. It is for a very good friend’s daughter.
The wood used was: Black Walnut, Cherry, Mahogany, Maple, Padauk, and Sycamore. I think I will make
the pieces larger in the future. They seem to make a better show of the end grain. It measures 11 1/4” X
13 1/2” X 1 5/16” thick. I had fun building it. I seem to always learn something to make it easier each time
I make one.
I still have not finished my V-drum sander yet. I worked a lot of OT prior to making this. That means no shop
time. The next project is to make my SANDER! I will post it when it is done.
Thanks again for all of the great projects that everyone posts. I look forward to it every day.
People keep asking me if I sell them. I am not set up for production. Maybe one day I will make some for sale.
I just got some German Beech. I think it will make it into the next board.
It still amazes me how much the end grain pops when you start sanding it. I finished it with mineral oil until it
wicked through the bottom.

Ellery Becnel





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#1 posted 07-03-2013 04:29 AM

A nice range of colors, they look good.

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#2 posted 07-03-2013 11:27 AM

Nice cutting boards….:)

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#3 posted 07-03-2013 02:49 PM

Nicely done. Short of making a drum sander, you might use a router planing sled (plenty of plans for them available on LJ’s). They serve the same purpose and are easier to build. If you do build your own drum sander, good luck and please post the project here. I have been thinking about building one myself and I want as many designs to compare as possible. There are at least three already in the annals here.

-- A bad craftsmen blames his cheap #$%ing tools

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Arcola60

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#4 posted 07-03-2013 04:34 PM

Thanks for all of the nice comments. JoeinDE, I am using a router planing sled. It works great on the end grain.
It is the final sanding and keeping it flat that is so time consuming. I have all of the materials to build the drum
sander, I have just not had the time to dedicate to it yet. Thanks for the sugestions, everyone has been very
supportive and helpful.

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#5 posted 07-05-2013 04:58 PM

Beautiful cutting board! Like the wood colors, very eye catching. A great gift indeed!

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#6 posted 07-05-2013 05:03 PM

A really cool looking board.

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