Cutting board gift

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Project by BB1 posted 06-14-2018 01:46 PM 1306 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this edge grain cutting board as a gift for a friend a while back. I used walnut and maple and finished with Howard’s Cutting Board Oil. Edge grain is much easier than end-grain as I was able to put the board back through the planer!

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#1 posted 06-14-2018 03:02 PM

Nice work, Barbara!!

cheers, Jim

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#2 posted 06-14-2018 03:16 PM

Great gift and nice straight lines! Good work!

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#3 posted 06-14-2018 04:41 PM

Only one problem; WAY TO PRETTY to cut on!

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#4 posted 06-14-2018 04:42 PM

Good grain orientation, simple clean and functional!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#5 posted 06-14-2018 05:18 PM

Thanks for the nice comments. Trying an end grain cutting board is still on my list of projects.

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#6 posted 06-15-2018 02:24 AM

Biggest plus to a face grain board is if your stock has some curlies, they will be right there. Not to mention it is a standard glue up, and yep, you sure can safely use the planer. Nice board.

Thanks for posting

My understanding is end grain boards are easier on the cutlery. I’m not certain how that is figured? All knives need to be sharpened anyhow.

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#7 posted 06-15-2018 02:12 PM

Lovely board and a classic wood pairing

My understanding is end grain boards are easier on the cutlery. I m not certain how that is figured? All knives need to be sharpened anyhow.

- therealSteveN

I’m no expert but, as I’ve come to understand it, the blade edge will separate the fibers instead of coming across them. That makes sense to me but it feels like a choice between the blade and the board- one has to end up on the losing end

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#8 posted 06-15-2018 08:16 PM

Nice colored and sturdy looking board. Great work.

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#9 posted 06-16-2018 01:55 PM

Looks fantastic BB! The thickness is perfect, thinner boards tend to distort.

End grain is as avsmusic1 says, flat grain will show knife marks quickly, but they are so much easier to make 8^)

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