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Project by jwicks posted 2191 days ago 3599 views 8 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I saw the Wood Whisperer episode for this a while back and it looked like a fun and relatively quick project. I just recently purchased a table saw and this seemed like a good first project for it.

It’s made with 8/4 walnut and hard maple and finished with 4 coats of General Finishes Salad Bowl finish thinned 50% with mineral spirits.

The following link contains an album with pictures taken along the way:

End Grain Cutting Board

-- Jon





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Bigbuck

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#1 posted 2191 days ago

Very nice board, do you have a jointer or did you joint them on the table saw? Nice Job

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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jwicks

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#2 posted 2191 days ago

I don’t currently own a power jointer. I used a jack and a jointer plane to joint the wood (faces + edge), cleanup the table saw marks prior to glueup, and flatten the board after glueup.

-- Jon

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SCOTSMAN

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#3 posted 2191 days ago

A true work of art well done Jon beautifully put together I don’t see a bad or misaligned joint well done .Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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MsDebbieP

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#4 posted 2191 days ago

you did a FINE job.
I’d love to have one of these.. no, I’m not making one! I think it involves a table saw!!!!! :)

Beautiful piece

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Llarian

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#5 posted 2191 days ago

Nicely done. Turned out way better than my first (which ended up 12×12 when I cut off the bad glue joints).

-- Dylan Vanderhoof - General hobbiest and reluctant penmaker. http://llarian.etsy.com

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Dusty56

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#6 posted 2191 days ago

THE FIGURE / COLOR IN THAT WALNUT IS JUST BEAUTIFUL ….This is the first WW copy that I’ve seen where all of the joints are aligned properly….A+ and a gold star for your efforts to make such a beautiful board : ) The finish is awesome as well !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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trifern

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#7 posted 2190 days ago

Beautiful cutting board. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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ryno101

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#8 posted 2190 days ago

Yeah, excellent job! All those joints are perfect…

I’m thinking that once I get my hand planes tuned up and ready to go, I’m definitely going to have to tackle a cutting board…

Nice, thanks for posting!

-- Ryno

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dewoodwork

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#9 posted 2190 days ago

Yet another fine looking end grain board inspired by the wood whisperer. Having built a few boards my self I think every woodworker should add one or more to their project collection.

-- Express creativity with wood, Dewayne. Vacaville CA.

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Napaman

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#10 posted 2190 days ago

wonderful!!!!!!!!!!! thanks for the instructional photo album…

I noticed you thinned the salad oil with 50% min spirits—-did you do this on each coat or just the first one?? Also you mentioned sanding to 600—-did you jump up to 600 or did you go through each grit to get there?

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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brianinpa

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#11 posted 2190 days ago

Those lines really play tricks on the eyes, but they do not take away from the workmanship. Great work.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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jwicks

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#12 posted 2189 days ago

Napaman – I thinned the finish w/ 50% mineral spirits on each coat. I sanded through the grits up to 220 prior to applying the finish. Then I sanded just w/ 600 grit before the last coat.

-- Jon

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Bigdogs117

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#13 posted 2188 days ago

I have been wanting to build one of these for years…I’m going to get to it next month. Thanks for the post. Great job.

-- Rusty

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Kerux

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#14 posted 2186 days ago

I love it. Curious, is Mineral Spirits safe, consumed?

-- http://caledoniachurchofchrist.yolasite.com/

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Napaman

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#15 posted 2186 days ago

thanks for the explanation!!!!!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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