|Project by Net55||posted 03-07-2014 08:14 PM||816 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
My sister wanted an end grain cutting board, so I used this design it is perfect for her kitchen. A few changes i made: 3/4” finial thickness, she wanted a thin board. Oak frame, to match other stuff in here kitchen. Walnut dowels also to match, holes are reamed to allow movement . The board is slightly crowned up so water will run off and not pool. I had an end grain cutting board years ago that had a slight dip in the middle, after leaving a leaky bag of frozen veggies on it overnight, a crack formed. It was a very dry hot day here in S Florida, so the glue set way too fast for me, so i ended up with 1/16’ high spots. So i ran it through my planer ( prior to crown cut) at 1/50” per pass, way to much to sand. The end did chip out (not supposed to put end grain in the planer), so it was now 1/2” shorter on both sides. Then i used my bandsaw to cut a 1/20th” curve for the crown. I used a mini block plane to taper the frame with the curve. The bottom has 6 rubber feet, so water sitting under the board cannot crack it. Theses are also very tacky, help hold the board in place.
Just a kosher mineral oil finish.
Red oak frame
-- Bill, SW Florida