End grain cutting board from scraps

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Project by Jeremymcon posted 12-04-2018 09:33 PM 1032 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had a bunch of maple scraps from my bookcase, so combined them with cherry and mahogany scraps to make this board! This one went way faster than the first one I made since I was using nicer, longer scraps. I made this one and a smaller one in maybe an hour and a half of working time. My bandsaw, planer, hand planes, and random orbital sander got the job done – still no table saw in my shop. Maybe some day. I ran this through the planer to flatten them, with a sacrificial board glued on the back to prevent blowout. Worked fine – I just had to take very light passes.

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#1 posted 12-05-2018 02:15 AM

Very nice. I really like the beveled sides/bottom. It’s really cool when you can use shop scraps to make something special.

-- If I had more money, I'd have more tools

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#2 posted 12-05-2018 04:38 AM

Nice Project & Well Done!


-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#3 posted 12-05-2018 04:24 PM

Very nice looking board! Good to see a different shape too.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#4 posted 12-05-2018 07:01 PM

Thanks guys! These things are so simple to make, and can be made from scrap wood, but people are really impressed with them.

Then when I use my nicer wood and take 2 months to make a bookcase, people say “oh that’s nice”. Lol. Guess that’s how it goes.

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