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Forum topic by kram2001ca posted 03-03-2009 12:56 AM 998 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-03-2009 12:56 AM

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I have been making end grain butcher block cutting boards for some time now, and recently considered getting into some flat grain and edge grain cutting boards. The question I have is whether or not there are any particular rules to follow when making these. Are regular glue joints fine for this, or should I use biscuits ot splines. Also, I have heard of some people using threaded steel rod through the center of the edge grain ones to keep them from warping. I am thinking that if I glue them with Titebond II glue, and clamo them for long enough, that this would be just fine. I have been selling the butcher blocks that I made, and would also like to start selling these other ones, but I just want to make sure that I have things done properly before doing so. Any feedback on this would be greatly appreciated.

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#1 posted 03-03-2009 03:14 AM

I made cutting boards for family Christmas gifts a few years ago and used flat grain, edge glued style. I used Titebond II and provided a card with care and cleaning instructions. All have held up well and we have one used daily for a lot longer that’s still fine. Long grain edge glue joints are stronger than the wood itself, so as long as it doesn’t get constantly soaked in the sink or run through the dishwasher, it’ll be fine.

-- John, co-owner Sawdust 'n Stitches

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#2 posted 03-04-2009 03:41 AM

Thanks for the reply John. It was very helpfull.

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