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Tips and Tricks. #1: Sanding for an end grain board.

07-18-2011 11:24 PM by degoose | 19 comments »

When making end grain cutting boards, it is imperative to have flat, square and evenly thick pieces.. the initial milling for the first glue up is easy…here is a video of milling timber Once glued up… There may be a small movement and you need to sand the glued up board flat… Here is the secret... I found that if I crosscut the pieces first, the sanding is simple… Sand on the drum sander on one side and then flip and adjust the height by 1/4 turn and sand a...

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End Grain Cutting Board LJ Class 006 #15: Thus endeth the lesson.

07-13-2011 12:20 AM by degoose | 10 comments »

As the finishing touch to the boards of the class… I have counter-bored holes at each corner. The black rubber feet are attached with stainless steel screws.. The counter bore will stop the rubber feet from dragging the screws out if it is moved sideways… Well I am glad that this is finally finished… I know it took what seems an eternity and I do appreciate those who followed along… I have already had two photos of finished boards sent and I would like all tho...

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End Grain Cutting Board LJ Class 006 #14: Rub me with oil!

07-06-2011 11:20 AM by degoose | 10 comments »

After sanding the boards to 320 grit on the Random Orbital Sander, I used 1200 grit to burnish the tops only… then it was just a matter of rubbing heaps of Mineral Oil [liquid Paraffin oil] into the boards…and buffing off the excess… this procedure will be repeated every 24 hours..once I get back from Adelaide…And then just one more finishing touch… next week…

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Grain Orientation... just a little bit more..part II

07-02-2011 09:45 PM by degoose | 13 comments »

Here is a small example of not following the grain orientation… I must have inadvertently switched two of the pieces the wrong way… Most will not notice the problem, some will know straight away and some will not be sure why they think there is something wrong… only that there is… This may not be an earth shattering, world ending moment but for me this is paramount to killing a great board… a little dramatic you might think but I take great pride in foll...

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End Grain Cutting Board LJ Class 006 #13: I got caught up in the moment...

06-28-2011 08:17 AM by degoose | 8 comments »

It is amazing but once I started making the 2 end grain cutting boards for the class…. I got caught up in the moment and just had to make some more… I have some really nice European Walnut, New Guinea Rosewood, Camphor Laurel and Wild Cherry…. so I ripped them down and…..here are a few more in the rough… and some still in the clamps… and one ready for sanding before crosscutting… So far another eight end grain boards in the last two days̷...

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End Grain Cutting Board LJ Class 006 #10: Second glue up.

06-24-2011 02:59 AM by degoose | 6 comments »

You really need to take your time with this glue up.. to make sure that the board ends up flat… Apply a small amount of glue.. Spread it evenly with a roller…. Use cauls to keep the ends level…When glueing make sure that each piece is level with either side and apply just enough pressure to see a little glue squeeze out…More tomorrow..

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Random End Grain Block Tutorial

06-13-2011 07:30 PM by sam20650 | 17 comments »

I had some requests on a tutorial of how I put together the end grain butcher block top for the island Jay and I recently built (Once the base gets the final coat of paint to match the kitchen cabinets one of us will post that as a project but here are a few pictures of it almost done) I took a couple of in process pictures while I was making the top but not as many as I might of had I known I would be writing a lesson on it. So if I miss anything or seem to skip any steps let me k...

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52 Weeks #23: Cutting Board Complete, Sign Glued up

06-13-2011 04:24 AM by clieb91 | 1 comment »

Evening All, I just finished posting my very first Cutting Board project. I really enjoyed working on it. One of the things that was great about working on this is that the Maple I used was milled by me. This is one of the reasons I went with a smaller cheese board type. The other to be honest is that I was not sure I could do a larger one. I had the cherry on hand. I really like the way they combined and after doing some research and recalling what people here have said I decided on a...

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End Grain Cutting Board LJ Class 006 #8: Now, we're moving...

06-09-2011 11:02 PM by degoose | 32 comments »

This was a comment I received from a great LJ mate, Joe. Seems that some folks think this is dragging on… so .. Now We’re Moving…. The blanks are out of the clamps it is time to move on to the next step… Again this lesson is on video… so just sit right back and enjoy the presentation… There are a few key points that I wish to elaborate on…. Hearing protection .... I am aware I was lax in not using it in the previous video.. so Beth thanks &#...

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52 Weeks #22: Working on my first cutting board.

06-06-2011 03:09 AM by clieb91 | 1 comment »

So one of the things I like about this hobby is there is always something new to try and for a person that has a hard time with doing the same thing constantly that is a good thing. The problem with that is there is always something new and I have not yet found one thing to focus one, I am not sure if that is a good thing or not. But until I figure it out I am pretty happy trying as much as I can. That being said I have decided to tackle a cutting board. My first one is to be for a gift a...

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