End Grain Cutting Boards for Christmas

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Project by jesse_jgw posted 12-26-2013 03:46 PM 749 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first attempt at end grain cutting boards. These are made from 8/4 maple, walnut, and cherry. I made 7 of them for Christmas gifts, one of which I gifted to myself! They turned out very nice! I used CBdesigner for my designs thanks to jayman7! I used a mass of clamps and cauls on each glue up that made final flattening fairly painless. On both glue ups, I took them to a local Amish shop that drum sanded them for me that made building these a snap. No planing just a couple trips through the drum sander and on to the next step. Final random orbit sanding was still a very long process, but they were well worth the work! For the finish, I flooded them with mineral oil 4 or 5 times and then finished them off with a couple coats of beeswax and mineral oil mixed.

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#1 posted 12-26-2013 03:59 PM

Very good job!

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#2 posted 12-26-2013 11:22 PM

I like ‘em and one of these days I’m going to TRY to make a couple

Very nice job -

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#3 posted 12-27-2013 04:01 AM

Nicely done!! Color is well coordinated.

-- Skilled craftsman are not cheap, cheap craftsman are not skilled. Bert, Wooster

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#4 posted 12-27-2013 04:14 AM

Thanks all! They weren’t as hard as I anticipated. You definitely want to make sure you get them clamped nice and straight. Makes for a lot less work in the long run.

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#5 posted 12-30-2013 01:25 PM


-- "Keep thy airspeed up, lest the earth come from below and smite thee." - William Kershner

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