End grain Cutting board

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Project by Philzoel posted 05-15-2014 12:23 AM 2076 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Have made 30 or more end grain boards none the same design, this is my most recent.

Purple Heart and birch plywood. Angles are fun to cut but difficult.

-- Phil Zoeller louisville, KY

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#1 posted 05-15-2014 12:57 AM

Very nicely done. Like the finish you used too.

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#2 posted 05-15-2014 12:57 AM

Very eye catching.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 05-15-2014 02:27 AM

Beautiful board…love the finish !

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#4 posted 05-15-2014 02:50 AM


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#5 posted 05-15-2014 12:27 PM

those are really awesome, great use of lines and angles.

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#6 posted 05-15-2014 12:59 PM

how about a blog on how to do that?

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#7 posted 05-16-2014 12:03 AM

Aren’t you worried in the least about the glue used in the plywood. I doubt it is food safe. Maybe you and your insurance agent need to have a talk about liability coverage.

-- David

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#8 posted 05-16-2014 12:17 AM

Boardsmith: I was worried at one point. checked with manf and learned it is just glue. Still worried I soaked plywood in water 3 days and it was hard and did not deteriorate at all. In fact ply’s came apart but glue joint was intact.

Jimmy i have a blog on falling blocks board that is more difficult than this one. I used “you tube” videos and degoos’s. He makes great boards and blogged more.

Finish is sanded to 320 for feel and put on 3 coats of 60% 40% poly. You can rub the mixture on with small piece of paper towel. Dry two hours and reapply. next day sand with 400 grit and repaint. do again if not shinny enough. Sand with 600 grit and wipe with mineral spirits. Let board set for week before use and its safe.

-- Phil Zoeller louisville, KY

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