End grain cutting board

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Project by jwinburn posted 10-13-2014 01:04 PM 1425 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first hardwood project. In the past I’ve only built car audio boxes with MDF and a basic kitchen table out of pine. I used the wood whisperer end grain cutting board video for guidance but I modified the design as I did not realized purple heart was soooo damn expensive! This was a good project to start with as I had to get use to my dewalt contractor table saw. I found it difficult to get a straight cut and my glued joints had gaps so I had to cut them again and redo them. Between that and some unexpected snipe from my jointer I had to learn quick or I was going to end up with a coaster. I think it turned out pretty well! Tell me what you think!

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Mr M's Woodshop

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#1 posted 10-13-2014 02:28 PM

Nicely done. That looks like a good kitchen tool to me.

And who knew that cutting a straight line could be so important! :-) I can’t imagine using a contractor’s saw to do work like this. Congratulations!

-- Henry Mowry, Santa Clarita, CA,

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#2 posted 10-13-2014 03:51 PM

Purpleheart expensive? Yep, it sure is. ;) Very nice job. The woodwhisperer has a video on table saw set up that helped me a lot.

-- I thank God for everything, especially all of you!

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#3 posted 10-13-2014 04:15 PM

Thanks guys! I’ll check out that table saw setup video. I think my biggest problem with my saw is that the wood doesn’t slide across the table or the fence very smoothly so even if I go carefully and slow sometimes the fence will grab the wood and tweak my work piece as I’m feeding it. Is there anything I can put on either surface?

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#4 posted 10-14-2014 06:13 AM

Haha…i found the same thing with my first purple heart purchase. I totally had to change how I was going to use it as now it is like gold. I find myself hoarding what I have left since I don’t look forward to paying over $50 for a single 8’ board.

I use Minwax Paste Wax in the yellow can. I put it on my saw and any sleds I have. Usually have to reapply every few weeks after extended use.


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