Small End Grain Cutting Board

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Project by JoesBetterHalf posted 08-17-2013 08:51 PM 1580 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This all started with a bunch of wood that I thought would look terrible together. Obviously that’s a great reason to put them together in a cutting board….

I ripped them into 5/8” strips—4 Maple, 4 purpleheart, 2 yellowheart, and 6 padauk. I arranged them randomly, but not so random that I’d end up with the same woods touching after the second glue up. 1st glue up looked incredibly awful (should have taken a picture)... then ta-da… after the second glue up, out comes this amazingly beautiful, almost square, end grain cutting board.

I sanded down to 600 and did several soaks of mineral oil and several coats of mineral oil/wax.

I can’t wait to make another.


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#1 posted 08-18-2013 12:37 AM

Very nice cutting board, lots of different coloured woods making up the pattern..looks great.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#2 posted 08-18-2013 01:34 AM

Looks great. You make me want to make one for my wife of 40 good years too.

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#3 posted 08-18-2013 02:52 AM

You should make one for your wife. I bet she’d love it!


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#4 posted 08-21-2013 04:28 PM

Beautiful cutting board! Great design and attractive wood colors. Great job!

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