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

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Blog entry by degoose posted 06-09-2011 11:02 PM 9849 reads 13 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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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 … I made sure that I used it this time..

Again the use of push sticks is very important… and I used the mitre guide at the back of the piece for stability…

Grain orientation is another one of those things that get forgotten a lot… You can see from the vid that grain orientation can indeed change a piece from just good to outstanding…I have included a few variations in the video for you to choose from…Here is a sneak peek at how the boards will look oiled up… just used a little mineral spirit here..

These are the two variations that I like…

Disclaimer… I had a design change mid way through the project… I had set the fence for another job and forgot to reset it to 45 mm or 1 5/8 in … it is actually 65 mm of 2 5/8 in…thereby reducing the number of slices available and making the whole project only 360 mm or just over 14 in wide…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#1 posted 06-09-2011 11:19 PM

I love that third choice.

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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alan coon

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#2 posted 06-10-2011 12:09 AM

I vote for #3 also.

-- Al, South E. Az., But it's a dry heat.

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#3 posted 06-10-2011 12:45 AM


Thanks again for a great video.
It is an eye openner on grain orientation and arrangement of piece to get different pattern.
It’s incredible that a simple permutation creates a different board.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#4 posted 06-10-2011 01:24 AM

well done larry

as stated the orientation can change
or enhance a boards look

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#5 posted 06-10-2011 01:39 AM

Did you use the mitre gauge and the fence at the same time?

-- ~Julie~

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#6 posted 06-10-2011 01:40 AM

Nice production. The video part must have taken longer than the woodworking.
Bookmatch gets my vote.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#7 posted 06-10-2011 01:58 AM

My vote will go for the bookmatch.

-- TurnTurnTurn

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#8 posted 06-10-2011 02:50 AM

Larry: A great looking set of boards.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#9 posted 06-10-2011 03:00 AM

Great … video really helps me . I like them all.

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#10 posted 06-10-2011 03:15 AM

Thanks for taking the time to do this video, Larry. If you want another vote for the bookmatched board I like the look of that one the best.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#11 posted 06-10-2011 04:40 AM

Question: You mentioned running everything through the drum sander. Is it imperative to have a drum sander to do these end grain boards?

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#12 posted 06-10-2011 06:22 AM

Larry, I meant no disrespect…

I think you will agree that there a few days without any action on the subject… which was OK with me… I like to go slow…

The frequency of new action has positively increased in the last three posts by you… That is OK with me…

IMHO, you can go at any speed you want… I prefer the SLOW lane for this…

We had a power outage today… first in years… that went for about 8.5 hours… and could’ve been longer.

Hey… no stress for this Puppy… whatever speed you want to do, go for it…

I enjoyed the video… you did a very good job… as usual… It was good to SEE the technique, of a true expert, in action.

Thank you very much.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#13 posted 06-10-2011 06:55 AM

We’re cooking with gas now…thanks, Larry. Ditto on the bookmatch. I can also see multiple design opportunities by creating different strips and playing with them before glue-up. They really come to life that way.
p.s.—Glad to see the hearing protection. :)

-- Beth, Oklahoma, Rambling Road Designs

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#14 posted 06-10-2011 11:46 AM

G’day mate.

The first way you had them arranged looked vaguely North American Indian, like some of the plains tribal blankets. The other reminded me of a Chinese lantern sort of. Being part Mohawk, my vote is for the first one.

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#15 posted 06-10-2011 12:10 PM

I like the bookmatched look myself

-- Larry, North Carolina

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