LumberJocks

Breadboard ends questions....Anyone got answers?

  • Advertise with us

« back to Woodworking Skill Share forum

Forum topic by Brad_Nailor posted 06-06-2011 01:33 AM 1474 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View Brad_Nailor's profile

Brad_Nailor

2539 posts in 3422 days


06-06-2011 01:33 AM

hey everyone..
I am making a cutting board to replace an under the counter style pull out board 3/4” thick 24×13 5/8. My plan was to make it out of maple, purpleheart, and walnut side grain strips laminated together with tight-bond 3. I was going to attach breadboard style ends made from purpleheart. I have never done breadboard ends before and I was wondering if anyone had any advice. I was going to make the groove in the board 1/4” centered 1/2” deep, and a matching tongue on the purpleheart end. Since the board is seriously laminated (over 15 glue joints) I am not really worried about things moving..so should I glue it together?..pin it with dowels?..I am leaning twords gluing it all and pinning it with dowels just for the aesthetics. Also do you stop the grove so you don’t see the joint from the edge? Anyone?...Anyone?...Bueller?

-- http://www.facebook.com/pages/DSO-Designs/297237806954248


4 replies so far

View Brad_Nailor's profile

Brad_Nailor

2539 posts in 3422 days


#1 posted 06-06-2011 01:39 AM

View richgreer's profile

richgreer

4541 posts in 2539 days


#2 posted 06-06-2011 02:42 AM

Yes, you do need to provide for movement. The number of glue joints does not reduce the tendency for movement.

My first recommendation would be to not put ends on this.

If you want end pieces you really need to do a traditional breadboard approach with dowels and with a regular hole in the middle and an elongated hole at each end.

Be advised that purpleheart fades over time to a rather dull brown. You can slow it down but you cannot stop it.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

View CanadianWoodChuck's profile

CanadianWoodChuck

402 posts in 3378 days


#3 posted 06-06-2011 12:58 PM

I have the same thought as Rich, the breadboard ends always seem to seperate, but it is going to look nice.

-- Wood Chuck (Bruce) http://3dwoodworkingplans.com

View BreakingBoardom's profile

BreakingBoardom

615 posts in 2546 days


#4 posted 06-06-2011 05:34 PM

I’m doing this same thing right now. I’m building two under-counter cutting boards to replace the ones in my parents kitchen. I’ll be watching to see some of the answers. By the way, yours look great with that Purpleheart. I used Maple and Walnut on mine.

-- Matt - http://breakingboardom.wordpress.com/

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com