Butcher Block Cutting Boards

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Project by RHans47 posted 09-09-2015 04:47 PM 1366 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I had these glued up and waiting for final planing for over a year now, finally had the perfect opportunity to find a new Dewalt 735x planer on CL…love that machine! Made these two for my wife and mother for Christmas presents and have orders for four more! Loved how they turned out and now get to play with the design :)

-- WoodChux Iowa -

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Scott Oldre

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#1 posted 09-09-2015 07:12 PM

You may have gotten lucky to plane end grain like that. Since it’s new, I’m sure it’s very sharp, but end grain just begs to be pulled out by the fibers. Beautiful boards though. Thanks for sharing. If you like making them, I’d highly recommend a drum sander after your final glue up.


-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#2 posted 09-10-2015 12:39 AM

The boards look great.

I have projects that lie around waiting for the perfect time to finish them up – glad I’m not alone!

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#3 posted 09-10-2015 05:35 PM

Hey Woodchux – Nice work. How do you PLAN your boards? Do you use a program…etc?

-- Mike from Lansdowne, PA

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#4 posted 09-10-2015 07:51 PM

BigMig, I got the layout for these boards from this website:

Recently though, I have discovered there are two programs out there that let you design virtually, the one I am tinkering with for my next builds being CBDesigner at . It is completely free and lets you design and then get wood requirements. The other seems similar but is $9.99.

-- WoodChux Iowa -

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#5 posted 09-10-2015 08:01 PM

Thanks, Pal – I’ll take a look. Ive made a couple, but planning without an aid has been hit-and-miss.

Take care.

-- Mike from Lansdowne, PA

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