End Grain Cutting Board (Wood Magazine pattern)

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Project by TexasToddT posted 12-09-2016 10:33 AM 1236 views 2 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Hey fellow LumberJocks,

This is the second to last End Grain Cutting Board that I’ll make using the pattern from Wood Magazine.

I used the typical Walnut, Cherry, and Maple. Finished with a mix of (3 to 1) food-grade mineral oil and beeswax applied hot and in liquid form from a dedicated crock pot.

I changed the end grip from a cove bit which definitely assigns one side the “up” and the other side “bottom.” I like the groove in the middle, enough to grip and either side could be up or down to one’s preference if you ignore my maker’s mark. My mark is not very big: the Pi symbol which also stands for my double-T name (TT) and the year.

The new groove is a little more tricky to get right since I have to center it top to bottom and left to right versus the cove bit which only requires centering left to right.

This pattern is nice and I like it, but because of the difficulty of acquiring milled lumber here in Germany in the standard sizes I could otherwise get in the States, I’m unable to continue the same pattern. The cherry I got this time is almost 2 inches thick. I’m not going to mill it down to the same just-under-an-inch thickness of the walnut and maple I got (I know I could try to run it vertically through a band saw, but then I’d have to plane each of the sawn sides and then there’s increased waste of material (and money) so I’m using the cherry at the current thickness to serve as the “width” and just slice off just over an inch at a time to mill down to the thickness of the walnut and maple.

The new pattern will be similar to this one since I’ll be using the same number of planks, 7 and having the same number of each species (3 maple, 2 cherry, and 2 walnut). I hope it turns out nice. I’ve got the boards cut to width and just have to start my glue-ups. Look for them in the very near future.

-- TT

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 12-21-2016 11:46 PM

Nice end grain board!!

Merry Christmas to you and your family!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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