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01-20-2015 05:37 PM

Reinforcing End Grain Butcher Blocks - 3 replies

I’m making a few end grains butcher blocks for wedding presents, and am really worried about the blocks cracking from the movement of the wood. They are being made and Colorado and being sent to Texas and New York, where the climate and humidity are very different. Is there anything I can do to prevent this? The butcher blocks are m...

10-14-2014 09:43 PM

Differences in wood expansions - 1 reply

Hello all. I want to make an end grain cutting board using three different species of wood; cherry, maple, and walnut. Do these three woods contract and expand at different enough rates that I should be concerned about? I know that expansion and contraction are dependent on a lot of variables; wood thickness, type of cut, relative humidit...

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