Spiked End Grain Cutting Board

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Project by FHG1 posted 03-11-2018 04:55 PM 1219 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After 30+ years of woodworking I finally got around to making an end grain cutting board. The groves on the top are a little off because I did it freehand with a full sized router (probably would have been easier if I had a trim router or made a template)..... lesson learned.

This is the first time I’ve ever used General’s “Salad Bowl Finish” and I’m absolutely impressed with the quality of this finish. I have no problem recommending this product in the least.

End Grain Cutting Boards are the most durable wooden cutting boards you can buy. They are forgiving to your cutlery and are a handsome addition to any kitchen. This cutting board is large enough to carve a ham or turkey.

Four food safe stainless steel spikes (304L steel) will hold and keep your food from sliding when you carve. These spikes are removable and can be replaced with end grain wood dowels if desired. It also has a groove and reservoir to capture the juices from spilling out onto the table. Add side indent finger lifts for easy lifting and you have a board worthy of any table.

Well …. I can’t think of anything else to tell you about this piece. I hope you like it and can find some inspiration to create your own version. I’d be very interested to see what ideas you have!


-- AnthonyG, Brockport New York

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#1 posted 03-11-2018 09:22 PM

This cutting board turned out beautifully.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#2 posted 03-11-2018 10:49 PM

Looks good

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#3 posted 03-12-2018 12:47 AM

Looks great Anthony, I haven’t tried a board with spikes.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#4 posted 04-19-2021 02:35 AM

Great cutting board. Love it. Can you tell us where you got the spikes?

-- Rob

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#5 posted 04-19-2021 02:15 PM

Rob (rctomps),
Honestly …. I don’t remember. I do know that if you are to make this for someone, be sure to check health code standards. I was required to 316 stainless. This is most commonly used in medical equipment, food services, brewing facilities, and more. It has a higher resistance to corrosive environments.

Once you know what is required, just google it and you should be able to find what you need. I just googled it and there are any number of places you can purchase 316 stainless steel rod at numerous lengths. I noticed vendors such as E-bay, Amazon, and on the higher priced… Grainger.

Hope this helped. Good luck on your project!


-- AnthonyG, Brockport New York

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