Four end grain boards for charity

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Project by Fezig posted 10-29-2018 01:26 PM 1929 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made these cutting boards for an upcoming charity auction. While none are my own design
- the weave was inspired by dustbunny
- the chaotic was inspired by MTMWood
- the piano was inspired by both JL7 – thanks Jeff for the key measurements! – as well as Tomy Hovington – loved the color combination.
- the waffle board was inspired by the many folks who have tackled this one.

It was interesting how each sort of built on the next (piano to weave to waffle). I likely wouldn’t have tackled each subsequent one unless I was happy with the former. The trick for me was to create a very simple gluing jig – a piece of ply with two glued and screwed hard maple fences to it. That jig allowed me to get the glue lines dead on.

While each was challenging, the waffle was the most challenging as I did not follow the typical method to produce the pieces with the mitres. Rather, for both the walnut and cherry, I started with a little over 3” wide boards and used my router table to create the mitres, then cut each piece lengthwise in half. I then used spring clamps to clamp the mitres and glued in the maple squares. After that, I planed until square.

All were fun to make and some quality shop time, for a good cause, was had.

-- Jim - Fort Collins, CO

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#1 posted 10-29-2018 02:20 PM

Can’t decide which pattern looks better than other one!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 10-29-2018 04:14 PM

Nice looking boards. Before reading the description I thought they were wall decorations. I would add these patterns to my wall art considerations.

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#3 posted 10-29-2018 04:32 PM

Super job on the boards and a very good reason to make them!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#4 posted 10-30-2018 08:52 AM

Win Win, for making such nice boards, and then gifting them for charity.

Thanks for posting.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#5 posted 10-30-2018 09:08 PM

Hey Jim,

Fantastic work! And good for you on the charity auction. Appreciate the shout out….


-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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