|Forum topic by MrStyle||posted 12-21-2016 12:37 PM||558 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
12-21-2016 12:37 PM
So I am making my first end grain cutting board for Christmas and have a few questions.
the board is a hard maple and purple heart combo and I am at the sanding stage.
I used a router sled to get the board basically the same size and smooth and I have used a belt sander to sand out the minor waves left by the router bit with an 80g paper. I have also done a couple of passes with a 150G ROS and the surface is really really smooth. So is there a good way to tell when you have sanded enough on end grain ? I am looking for the scratches from lower grit sand paper but cant see them or might be mistaking them for the end grain itself.
My problem is I read all the posts about sanding for hours and hours or days on end grain cutting boards and at this point I am not sure if I am really awesome at this ( not likely) or just too simple minded to know whats wrong ( more likely).
So photos for the experts to check out
So here are my questions:
any suggestions would be helpful – and yes I know I am late on this to make it by Xmas – I wont have it fully cured but it will hopefully be presentable to my wife by then.