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End Grain Cutting Board (Redheart, Walnut, Oak etc.)

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Project by Spacehog posted 03-25-2014 03:55 PM 1399 views 2 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a recent end grain cutting board that I made for a friend for Christmas. It has redheart on the edges which I really like. The checker pattern is white oak and walnut, the thins in the middle are yellowheart and padauk, the wood in the very center is a bit of a mystery. Some sort of very dense hardwood, but I’m not actually sure which one.

-- Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might...





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steve_in_ohio

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#1 posted 03-25-2014 04:49 PM

Very cool pattern, great work

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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#2 posted 03-25-2014 06:19 PM

Nicely done!! It will be appreciated for a long time.

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

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Spacehog

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#3 posted 03-25-2014 06:21 PM

Thanks Steve!

-- Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might...

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Spacehog

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#4 posted 03-25-2014 06:22 PM

Oh, and prospector. I appreciate it.

-- Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might...

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#5 posted 03-25-2014 07:49 PM

That’s a beauty. Nice work…...

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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#6 posted 03-25-2014 09:00 PM

Wow. Nice color and pattern. “Simply Elegant”

-- God, Family, Country, Woodshop!

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#7 posted 03-26-2014 05:30 AM

Visually impressive, and reflects the skill set required to make such a nice board

Well done !!

-- Regards Robert

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Spacehog

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#8 posted 03-26-2014 06:23 AM

Thanks so much everyone! I really appreciate the encouragement.

-- Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might...

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#9 posted 03-26-2014 07:13 AM

But nobody took a guess at the wood in the center. Also I am interested in how this was laid up.-

-- I am going to go stand outside so if anyone asks about me, tell them I'M OUTSTANDING!

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TimWood

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#10 posted 03-26-2014 11:44 AM

Actually looks like Zebra Wood….what’s the last picture all about?

-- Tim Harrelson

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Scott Oldre

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#11 posted 03-26-2014 12:04 PM

The center looks more like a rosewood to me

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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Spacehog

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#12 posted 03-26-2014 12:40 PM

Oh, the person I made it for wanted to use a wood burner to personalize a message. I tried to take a picture of it, but it was kind of hard with my crappy camera.

As for how I had all of the pieces cut to about 16” and glued them side to side at first. I’ll see if I still have a picture of that and attach it. Ah, looks like the only one I have is before I actually glued/clamped it together, but you get the idea.

After planing that flat, I cut equal sections of about 1 3/4 inch and flipped them up on their side, turning every other one to make the checkered pattern. I clamped it just using bar clamps mostly if that is what you are asking about. I used several clamps to keep it from moving side to side and I ran a board across the top to keep them from floating up and down.

-- Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might...

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MrSpiffy

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#13 posted 03-26-2014 05:08 PM

Absolutely gorgeous! Well done.

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#14 posted 03-26-2014 06:05 PM

Hello Spacehog

Very nice pattern and a great work

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#15 posted 03-26-2014 10:30 PM

Very nice.

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