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Forum topic by SchwartzTheYounger posted 282 days ago 1151 views 2 times favorited 17 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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I am going to make my first endgrain cutting board, but I can’t decide which design I like best. These are the four designs that I narrowed it down to. Tell me which one (or ones) you like the best.

Top Left: Cutting Board 1.0
Top Right: Cutting Board 2.0
Bottom Left: Cutting Board 3.0
Bottom Right: Cutting Board 3.1


-- Eric Schwartz (Versailles, KY), Bliss is teaching your son to use a tool.

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#1 posted 282 days ago

That is my vote!!!
To me, it is a little less busy and really shows off the center “checkerboard”. IMHO!!!

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#2 posted 281 days ago

I agree with Randy-2.0.

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#3 posted 281 days ago


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#4 posted 281 days ago

I like 2. The others are a little busy. Good Luck

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#5 posted 281 days ago

Have to agree number 2

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#6 posted 281 days ago

me 2, pun intended!

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#7 posted 281 days ago

All of them are great designs, looks like you have gotten the hang of designer software I hope it’s serving you well.


-- Easy to use end grain cutting board designer:

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#8 posted 281 days ago

Number two

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#9 posted 280 days ago

Yep, number two for me as well. It centres the checkerboard and gives a pleasing visual balance.

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#10 posted 280 days ago

Call me crazy, but 1.0 is my choice

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#11 posted 280 days ago

2 has my vote also.

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#12 posted 280 days ago

In case anyone was wondering, the program I used is Cutting Board Designer over on Steve Ramsey mentioned it on his Woodworking for Mere Mortals site when he made a cutting board last year. It was developed by Jeremy Greiner (who was kind enough to cast a vote above on his favorite board).

I highly recommend this program if you think you will try your hand at end grain boards. It was super easy to use, and it’s great to have an idea what the board will look like before you’re committed with a glue up. Plus, I’ll have a guide to the strip sizes I need and their order when I do finally glue it together. This time I just used the 7-day trial version, but I intend to buy it once I get some profits from my first board sold (the program is only $9.99).

@Jeremy If you can’t tell by my gushing review, it has served me well. I am excited to try out some more elaborate designs with it. Thanks for developing this program.

-- Eric Schwartz (Versailles, KY), Bliss is teaching your son to use a tool.

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#13 posted 280 days ago

2.0 is my favorite

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#14 posted 280 days ago

Another vote for 2.0.

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#15 posted 276 days ago

Thanks for the input. The comments I had Facebook was an overwhelming support for No. 2 as well. I just finished the first glue up. If time allows, I’m going to sand, crosscut and do the second glue up tomorrow. I’ll let ya’ll know when I post the finished project.

Thanks again,

-- Eric Schwartz (Versailles, KY), Bliss is teaching your son to use a tool.

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