First End Grain Cutting Board

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Project by rackjabbit posted 03-28-2019 10:59 PM 947 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have made a few edge grain cutting boards over the last several years, and each keep getting better and better, however it was time for me do an end-grain. I couldn’t choose a simple pattern, and had to go with one with about 20 glue-ups and lots of pieces. It was challenging but fun to do. I gave it to my nephew who is a chef so I hope he uses it a lot.
To get it flat I created router sled with a flat bottom and sides with bolts to hold the cutting board (plus sacrificial boards to help prevent chip out) in place while using a large router bit. Getting the grain to match (book match) was certainly the most difficult part. Have a few other projects planned before I attempt another one.
Dimensions are: 13 1/2” x 18 1/2×1 1/2”. Wood is: Black Walnut, Cherry, Maple – three of my favorites.

-- Once the dust settles, breath and behold the beauty of the wood.

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#1 posted 03-29-2019 12:23 AM

Darn good job there rackjabbit. Beautiful work.


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#2 posted 03-29-2019 12:31 AM


-- Bob Kassmeyer, Nebraska

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#3 posted 03-29-2019 03:06 PM

very attractive – grain pattern stands out well

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#4 posted 03-30-2019 12:33 PM

Cool looking shadow effect

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 04-03-2019 03:42 PM

Love that Black Walnut, makes for a beautiful board. Neat pattern.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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