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Forum topic by weldoman posted 12-27-2015 06:46 PM 435 views 1 time favorited 0 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-27-2015 06:46 PM

McLean, I used your tutorial on my 2nd attempt at endgrain cutting boards, ( my 1st was TWW video) and it turned out better than expected. I cut my strips extra long so I ended up with 2 boards, large and small. The small board was nice to experiment with “new to me” techniques. I ran both end-grain boards thru my back-up planer (Ridgid TP1300) using all the safety precautions I have read about (because I don’t own no stinking drum sander). I used cauls for the glue-ups so my boards were pretty flat to start with. I scraped the glue off while it was still soft. I used carpet tape (Duck brand and man it sticks) to adhere 2 jointed strips of wood to the sides, to further flatten the surface and prevent tear-out going thru the planer. The strips were 1/16” thicker than cutting board. First 3 times thru planer no contact was made with blades. After initial contact, I used 1/8 turns of handwheel to deepen cut. Took probably 10 times thru planer to level each side of board but I had no issues. I cut finger recesses in the ends of the board with a dado blade (got the idea from another LJ) and that worked great. No burning and very little sanding. All in all, I am very happy with this project. Thanks McLean for the excellent tutorial !

-- missouri, dave

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