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Blog series by degoose updated 08-10-2011 11:13 PM 2 parts 5988 reads 30 comments total

Part 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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Part 2: Cutting rods or dowels.

08-10-2011 11:13 PM by degoose | 11 comments »

The handles of the sushi boards are attached to the main board but brass rods… actually brass welding or brazing rods… To cut these to the same length… yes another jig.. This jig is fairly basic and can be adapted to cut dowels etc.. Just a scrap of timber with two kerf cuts .. one along the board to capture the rod and one at 90 degrees for the saw.. in this case a hacksaw.. Just push the rod along the groove until it is at the end and then cut… you could ...

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