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End-Grain Cutting Board Challenge

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Project by BCWP posted 01-26-2019 09:50 PM 1166 views 4 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Motivated by a blog by Sinister, I set about trying to replicate one of his designs.

It was a lesson in patience and precision. It is most definitely a prototype.

The photos show my end result, and let me say this, “It will not be shown or used outside of my home”. The errors, omissions and commissions are mine for the learning.

The biggest errors/learning events focussed on:

1. The thin outer border should be thicker than 1/8” on your first attempt. That will give you an option to square the block perfectly before you cut out the notch.

2. The notch MUST be at 90 degrees and it must be square.

I have made somewhere around 250 – 300 cutting boards. This was the most challenging and the most rewarding.

-- “Today is only one day in all the days that will ever be. But what will happen in all the other days that ever come can depend on what you do today." Hemingway - "For Whom the Bell Tolls"





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#1 posted 01-27-2019 12:06 AM

Looks good to me.

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coprtim

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#2 posted 01-27-2019 01:14 AM

Do you have plans for the cutting board

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#3 posted 01-27-2019 02:03 AM



Do you have plans for the cutting board

- coprtim

This is where I got the plans: http://lumberjocks.com/Sinister/blog/15087

-- “Today is only one day in all the days that will ever be. But what will happen in all the other days that ever come can depend on what you do today." Hemingway - "For Whom the Bell Tolls"

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#4 posted 01-27-2019 02:31 AM

That is totally awesome. Thank you so much for sharing.
I can appreciate the “Challenges” in the construction, but in the end 999% of people who would have seen this will think it perfect, but as the creator we know that it isn’t.
Great job.

Bob.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#5 posted 01-27-2019 10:37 AM

Impressive pattern…lot of work!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 01-27-2019 02:45 PM



That is totally awesome. Thank you so much for sharing.
I can appreciate the “Challenges” in the construction, but in the end 999% of people who would have seen this will think it perfect, but as the creator we know that it isn t.
Great job.

Bob.

- BobWemm


Thanks Bob. I resonate with your words

-- “Today is only one day in all the days that will ever be. But what will happen in all the other days that ever come can depend on what you do today." Hemingway - "For Whom the Bell Tolls"

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#7 posted 01-27-2019 04:00 PM

Excuse me BTW there is no such thing as most definitely…
It is either definate or not no such modifier is needed..

-- Bruce. a mind is like a book it is only useful when open.

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#8 posted 01-27-2019 05:54 PM


Excuse me BTW there is no such thing as most definitely…
It is either definate or not no such modifier is needed..

- abie

Ah, Yes. There is a grammarian in the room! Good for you.

However, tribalism has always won out. In MY tribe, “Mos Def” and Mos Cert” are used often. The grammar is important – most of the time; however, emphasis is oftentimes required.

Thanks, eh!

-- “Today is only one day in all the days that will ever be. But what will happen in all the other days that ever come can depend on what you do today." Hemingway - "For Whom the Bell Tolls"

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#9 posted 01-27-2019 06:53 PM

In the past I have made several cutting boards from my leftovers. You have made a very beautifully finished keepsake . I am presently watching a fellow woodworker make cutting boards and hopefully I can learn from his experiences. After seeing your’s I will be making a version of my own.

-- boxcarbob

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BCWP

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#10 posted 01-27-2019 08:09 PM


In the past I have made several cutting boards from my leftovers. You have made a very beautifully finished keepsake . I am presently watching a fellow woodworker make cutting boards and hopefully I can learn from his experiences. After seeing your s I will be making a version of my own.

- boxcarbob

As I said above, I followed the plans by Sinister.

This is where I got the plans: http://lumberjocks.com/Sinister/blog/15087

Actually, I am just an old man enjoying the autumn of my life. Very beautiful from here!

-- “Today is only one day in all the days that will ever be. But what will happen in all the other days that ever come can depend on what you do today." Hemingway - "For Whom the Bell Tolls"

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#11 posted 01-27-2019 09:35 PM

Well done for sure … I have made several tumbling block boards, and they are never perfect, but knowing how to hide the little booboo’s is the secrete.

I have made them gluing all the little pieces together to make the ‘blocks’ then gluing the blocks … well your method of making the “loaf” is a heck of lot beter … Thanks for posting and the link to Sinister.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#12 posted 01-30-2019 02:51 AM

BCWP , nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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