End grain cutting boards (with special mistakes)

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Project by Lloyd Davies posted 10-04-2009 01:56 AM 9093 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just had to get in on the act and make a few of these for gifts. It was not as easy as I thought it would be. The first one I made (which has seen a month of use now and is the faded one in the top left of the first picture) is lacking a bit of glue because I took so long with the glue up and glued it up on its side. The next one I did the final glue up by stacking them on top of each other but this made it hard to align. Anyway here they are. They are all maple and purpleheart finished with Watco butcher block oil & finish. There’s a special prize to the person that can spot the mistake I made on two of them that I made together (hint: see pictures 4 and 5)

Next project will be some endgrain tumbling block butcher block boards. I bought a bevel box to help me with that one. Another project; another tool.

-- Northern California

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#1 posted 10-04-2009 02:02 AM

Looks like you wiggled when you should have waggled.

Nice job. Looks great.


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#2 posted 10-04-2009 02:14 AM

picture 5 ,
secomd row from right second dark piece ,

grain is facing wrong way .

is the board my prize ?

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 10-04-2009 02:21 AM

They all look great to me.


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#4 posted 10-04-2009 02:29 AM

Hi Lloyd.. I see that you glued up 1,2,4,5,3,6,7,8 and I see nothing wrong with that..
Have fun with the E G T B B B B !!!

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#5 posted 10-04-2009 03:05 AM

Larry you’re good ! I thought the edge blocks looked a bit out of sorts, but couldn’t quite put my finger on it.
So see Lloyd it’s not noticeable, except to Larry. If you don’t tell, no one but us will know.
You did a GREAT job on these boards : )


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#6 posted 10-04-2009 08:18 AM

I saw it after studying the pic for about 10 mins. Hard to find, but wasn’t noticeable until you said something. Be proud of it. That one just has a little signature touch.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#7 posted 10-05-2009 12:07 AM

Wow, they look good…. I can’t spot the ‘mistake’. I think I might try some cutting boards for christmas this year…

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#8 posted 10-05-2009 01:17 AM

Hi Loyd BEAUTIFUL great work a inspiration to everyone I am sure! Mark


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#9 posted 10-05-2009 03:12 AM

I think these kinds of butcher blocks, are like quilts. Made to be practical but add beauty to our daily lives. I believe it is the Amish who intentionally sew in a mistake in each quilt to point out that no one is perfect except God. Maybe you are following in that long tradition with your cutting boards, or could say you are.:-)

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#10 posted 10-06-2009 12:16 PM

Wow man. Truly awesome. You sure have some talent. To die for. Wish I was on your gift list!!

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#11 posted 09-21-2012 02:40 PM

Its called character. My dad hated machine cut dovetail joints, no character he would say.
By the way, I could not see the mistake.

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