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Project by BusterB posted 03-05-2014 03:57 PM 1197 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I once heard a definition of insanity being “Doing the same thing, the same way while expecting a different result”. Well its official, I may just be be crazy. My plan was to attempt my first ever end grain cutting board. I glued up my strips of walnut, cherry and maple. After running through the planer, I got to looking at the grain of the maple and cherry…I just couldnt bring myself to cut it into 1 inch strips. Sad on my part I know. This is for a friend of my wifes who liked the one I made before Christmas that had round feet. I was planning to do the same here but since it was a wee bit longer, I went with angle cut strips instead hoping it would be more stable. Got to add the little rubber pads and it will be ready for its new home. 11 1/2” x 16” and finished with butcher block oil. I am currently in pursuit of some really ugly wood so I can man up and cut a end grain board…lol

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)





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hoss12992

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#1 posted 03-05-2014 04:05 PM

That is really cool. Love the combination of woods. Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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patron

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#2 posted 03-05-2014 04:15 PM

know what you mean buster

some boards are just to nice
and hard to cut
always hopeing for some special build
i got boards i’ve been holding for years
waiting …..

course doing nothing
is just as nuts too

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 03-05-2014 04:33 PM

A very nice looking board,I like the contrasting woods. I do wonder about the cleats on the bottom. If they prevent wood movement then you board is likely to crack .

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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luv2learn

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#4 posted 03-05-2014 04:42 PM

Love how you combined the wood types Buster and the ogee routed edges give it class. Nice work buddy.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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BusterB

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#5 posted 03-05-2014 04:53 PM

Hoss- Thanks buddy.

David- thank you sir. I also have some wood laid back waiting on that SPECIAL project… glad to see I aint the only one…lol

Jim- Dang it, you may very well be right sir. Will just have to cross fingers and hope for the best. Thanks for pointing out that potential flaw in the design. Ahhh live and learn

L2L- Thanks Lee. Not nearly as impressive as your rocker buddy…but glued up a whole lot quicker…lol

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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Monte Pittman

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#6 posted 03-05-2014 08:36 PM

Nice looking board. The problem with the end grain is that it never has the character of long grain. Most of these boards never get used. It will be fine. :-)

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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BusterB

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#7 posted 03-05-2014 09:17 PM

Monte- Thank you sir. I thought a end grain cutting board was on my amature woodworker checklist…lol

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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whitebeast88

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#8 posted 03-05-2014 11:27 PM

Great looking board buster. I made a couple with the same woods and loved the contrast. Like monte said they probably won’t ever get used. Nice board buster.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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LLGOMJB

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#9 posted 03-06-2014 12:33 AM

Great board!...Ive yet to make my first end grain cutting board as well.

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CFrye

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#10 posted 03-06-2014 12:49 AM

Beautiful board Buster! I wouldn’t have been able to cut it up and hide that maple grain either. Now that you are looking for ‘ugly’ wood you will be hard put to find it so just send all that cursed figured wood my way. BTW, I have yet to make ANY cutting boards, so you are WAY ahead of me! Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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Scott Oldre

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#11 posted 03-06-2014 02:00 AM

Trust the glue and let the grain do the work. Even small pieces tend to move, so the next one, use those cleats on the bottom for the start of another cutting board. I’ve made end grains for just about every woman on the street, and trust me, they’ll use them…..except my wife…she never uses hers ….go figure.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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doubleDD

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#12 posted 03-06-2014 02:53 AM

Insane looking board Buster. LOL. I agree, I can’t even begin to tell you how many times I picked up a nice looking board and put it back for that special project. I’m beginning to think I want to take them with me when I go. I do like the router edge a lot.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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BusterB

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#13 posted 03-06-2014 01:10 PM

Marty- Thanks buddy. Was pretty tickled with the cherry. That some of the wood I milled outta that cherry “cross-tie”....lol

LLGOMJB- Thank you sir. I will break down eventually…if nothing else to say I did one…lol

Candy- thanks buddy-ette. You know you are a wood hoarder when… was helping my nephew out with a project tuesday. He was gonna cut some 6” pieces out of a 8’ 2×4 but I went to digging around and came up with twice as many as he needed that I had stashed in various places around the shop. Who saves a 6” piece of pressure treated pine??? And cutting boards wouldnt even be a challenge to you and your skill set. Be like 20 steps backwards!!!

Scott- Thank you sir. I will do it…eventually…lol My wife is very good at finding projects for me to work on. Problem is, they are usually for other people. She did ask for a daybed porch swing but I am hesitant to build it since I have to pay the medical bills if she falls out and breaks a hip….dont tell her I said that….rofl

Dave- Thank you my friend. Some of the neat stuff you have turned out lately must have cut into that stash quite a bit. I have a elcheapo palm router and that lil bugger is super sweet for little jobs like that. just something that a figured edge adds to a project…its hard to beat.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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MarkTheFiddler

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#14 posted 03-06-2014 02:04 PM

I’m with you buster. Your strips already looked great. I like!

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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CFrye

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#15 posted 03-07-2014 05:10 AM

Who saves a 6” piece of pressure treated pine???

I don’t know anybody like that!
Me and glue ups are NOT the best of buddies so we’ll see about the cutting board thing Buster.

-- God bless, Candy

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