Zipper-Style Cutting Board

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Project by KnotCurser posted 01-07-2010 01:53 AM 1833 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first end-grain cutting board! Had enough scraps built up that I finally tried my hand at this. Made from the following woods:

Red Oak
“Rock” Maple

So Far this is the only board that went absolutely smooth – easy layout, easy cutting and easy glue-ups!


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: [email protected] /

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#1 posted 01-07-2010 02:08 AM

nice cutting board looks like alot of work, or fun I should say

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#2 posted 01-07-2010 02:14 AM

nice color combo very well done looks like nothing sliped when gluing up

-- self proclaimed copycat

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#3 posted 01-07-2010 02:48 AM

I like this board….nice job!

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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#4 posted 01-07-2010 03:25 AM

I am with Woodb, alot of work, so you got an “easy button”...just kidding you, great looking cutting board…

Thanx fer the post

-- Frank, Dallas,TX , , “I have a REALLY BIG chainsaw”

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#5 posted 01-07-2010 03:29 AM

These are terrific!!!! I have heard that you can’t run end grain through a planer, what do you use? Drumsander maybe?

-- TurnTurnTurn

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#6 posted 01-07-2010 04:00 AM

I feel the need to climb on my soapbox for a second… goes…................
It is correct that you CAN NOT run end grain through a planer – no matter how “careful” one tries to be! THIS IS DANGEROUS and can KILL you! I have seen with my own eyes planer blades shot INCHES into stud walls when the entire planer blew up. NOT something to mess with. PLEASE do not do this! I was tempted until I saw the damage. The guy it happened to is a professional woodworker and did this a couple of dozen times and then one too many – luckily he was missed by the debris!
OK, I’m getting down off of my soapbox now…......

Yes, the answer is to use a drumsander if you have one or access to one. I, however, do not – it is on my future project list to build one.

I used a LOT of elbow grease and a belt sander to get the board within the bubble and then a recip sander to get it really nice and smooth.

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: [email protected] /

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#8 posted 01-07-2010 04:22 AM

Nice job – creative name too!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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