End Grain Cutting Board

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Project by Josh posted 05-04-2007 05:31 PM 3151 views 6 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a copy of the cutting board The Wood Whisperer made in one of the episodes, thank you to marc for the episode and also answering my questions pertaining to making the board. It is Maple and Purple Heart. They didnt have any 8/4 purple heart so i glued two 4/4 peices together. You cant really tell if you look quick.

Added my third board, made of walnut, purple heart and hard maple. bad picture and the background takes away from it but its nicer than the first one.

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#1 posted 05-04-2007 05:39 PM

I looked slowly and couldn’t tell! Great piece Josh. Beautiful wood and execution. Thanks for sharing.

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#2 posted 05-04-2007 05:52 PM

this is really nice. Such a piece is on my “to do” list.
(Great photo as well)

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#3 posted 05-04-2007 06:09 PM

Josh -

Sweet! That was a great set of episodes on the Woodwhisperer. Excellent job!


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#4 posted 05-04-2007 07:33 PM

Definitely on my ‘to-do’ list also. I really love the purpleheart, it’s one of my all time favorites for bowls, pens and flutes. Great looking board Josh!

-- Dennis, WV

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#5 posted 05-04-2007 08:59 PM

Beautiful piece! You almost ended up with a cutting board you could play chess on. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#6 posted 05-05-2007 01:00 AM

It truly is a nice item.
At the Wood Show in Jan where our guild has a display I was surprised that the end grain cutting boards took first place in the “other” category, Plus they got a number of “best of show” votes.
Yours is nicer IMHO because of the way the eye follows the curves, not just linear.

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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#7 posted 05-05-2007 05:50 AM

Nice project. I like how you made the hand holds.

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#8 posted 05-05-2007 02:09 PM

hi Josh,

very nice piece of work….

have a good day,


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#9 posted 05-05-2007 03:19 PM

Josh,the is terrific. When I first saw Mark’s video on making this I said to myself this is something I just have to make. Thanks for the reminder.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#10 posted 05-05-2007 06:07 PM

Sounds like another challenge in the wings after the Thorsen Table is complete – The Wood Whisperer Cutting Board Challenge !

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#11 posted 05-06-2007 01:36 AM

Looks great Josh, maybe that woodwhisper guy knows what hes doing. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#12 posted 05-07-2007 05:06 PM

That really came out great Josh! Nice work. And I really like your placement of the routed hand holds. Can I steal that idea for my next one? :)

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#13 posted 05-07-2007 07:21 PM

Good job, Josh. I made some end grain cutting boards for my friends last holiday season. Your cutting boards turned out great. I know what it takes to make that style of cutting board. You did a great job – super project.

Bill – I am up to the challenge of cutting boards. LOL

-- Fred Childs, Pasadena, CA - - - Law of the Workshop: Any tool, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible corner.

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#14 posted 05-07-2007 08:27 PM

Beautiful job Josh,
When I first looked at the image, it kind of reminded me of an optical illusion. The routed ends cause the lines to look bent. Cool !

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#15 posted 05-08-2007 04:34 AM

josh: Beautiful looking cutting board.

Martin that would be n interesting challenge. Cutting boards. Let the designing begin.

-- 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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