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Project by gustmadeit posted 11-19-2019 05:08 AM 1325 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Triple-border End-grain cutting board

The body of the board is made from cherry and the 3 borders are walnut. All grain is vertical to make the board fully end grain. Routed in handles and 1/4” round over on all edges. All cherry is from the same board and all walnut is from the same board – this is to keep the tones consistent. The pieces are orientated heartwood-to-heartwood and sapwood-to-sapwood to reduce movement. Sanded on drum sander 50/100, then orbital sander 120/220/320. Coated with mineral oil and beeswax mixture. Measures 14×21x1.875





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MrWolfe

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#1 posted 11-19-2019 05:12 AM

Gorgeous work.
Jon

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#2 posted 11-19-2019 10:42 AM

That’s a neat board. Did you figure it out, or was it one someone did before you? I don’t remember seeing an all end grain board with piping like that before. Plenty of face grin boards looking like that though.

Nice work.

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#3 posted 11-19-2019 01:36 PM

Very nice job. The orientation of the Cherry looks outstanding.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#4 posted 11-19-2019 02:22 PM

therealSteveN. — it was one I just came up with. I agree w you though that there are a lot of face grain boards w borders but not as many w all end grain. More steps but I like the look of end grain. The borders definitely add more glue ups but it’s worth it in the end in my opinion.

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#5 posted 11-19-2019 03:50 PM

Very classy!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#6 posted 11-19-2019 06:22 PM

That’s beautiful

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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#7 posted 11-19-2019 08:18 PM

Me likey. A lot more work this way but worth the effort. Well done!

-- Brian, Calgary

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#8 posted 11-19-2019 09:08 PM

beautiful

-- 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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#9 posted 11-20-2019 12:01 AM


therealSteveN. — it was one I just came up with. I agree w you though that there are a lot of face grain boards w borders but not as many w all end grain. More steps but I like the look of end grain. The borders definitely add more glue ups but it’s worth it in the end in my opinion.

- gustmadeit

Great imagination then to make that work so seamlessly. I can easily see the border, and the wider strip. I imagine you had a pickle of a time getting those very thin strips to behave.

I readily agree the look makes it worth the work.

-- Think safe, be safe

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gustmadeit

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#10 posted 11-20-2019 01:15 AM

Yeah the strips are delicate. Basically I still use the planer to get them to thickness, but I rip them into 2” strips before planing. If you run stock with grain parrellel to the cuttingblades, it can easily plug the dust collector. Weird but the wood shavings are different when you plane this way. So to minimum clogging the DC, I rip them first. And take extremely light passes. But it’s doable. The thin ones are 1/4” so they are delicate, likely would break if you dropped one. The other ones were 5/8” and 1/2” and then outside border is 1”. So a far bit of planer work but with some patience it’s achievable. When I made all the strips I started with 20” pieces then cut in half to 10”, then did glueup. Cut 4 strips of 2.125” each so I had a little waste but not much. Better to have a little waste then realize you cut up an expensive piece of walnut and find out your short. Basically ends up being a lot of measuring using digital caliper.

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#11 posted 11-21-2019 01:33 AM

This is a great looking board. I love the design, very beautiful!

-- AJ

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#12 posted 11-21-2019 11:16 PM

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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