Edge Grain Cutting Boards

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Project by JimRochester posted 07-04-2014 07:58 PM 1617 views 3 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A couple years ago I made one like this out of scrap. I always loved how it came out. It seems like my favorite pieces are always the ones I made by accident. I eventually sold the piece but it garnered a lot of attention at the shows so I made a couple more. Maple, Dark Walnut, Padauk and a finger groove from a cove bit. 12 3/4” so they still fit through the planer after glue up.

Sanded to 320 then four or five coats of General’s Salad Bowl Finish. I then do a buffing with George’s Club House Wax. I’ll polish with a Craftsman Mouse sander polisher. The polishing knocks down the nibs and lint that might get into the finish and also forces the wax into any scratches making for a glass smooth surface. All that’s left is to install the feet.

-- Schooled in the advanced art of sawdust and woodchip manufacturing.

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Steve Kreins

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#1 posted 07-05-2014 04:28 AM

Very nice! I just made my first edge grain board. I had a lot of cut offs that I didn’t know what to do with.

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#2 posted 01-07-2019 04:12 PM

I’m in the middle of making a cutting board now and trying to decide what finish to use. Out of curiosity, would you mind sharing why you go with salad bowl finish & the wax?

I’m a newbie to cutting boards and would love to know your thoughts.

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#3 posted 01-09-2019 11:22 PM

Salad bowl finish for a higher shine. Mineral oil/beeswax for a faster turnaround, matte finish.

-- Schooled in the advanced art of sawdust and woodchip manufacturing.

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