Plaid End Grain Cutting Board

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Project by BburgBoy posted 12-31-2019 05:03 PM 1647 views 10 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first attempt at end grain cutting boards. Gave one of these plaid beauties to my daughter and daughter-in-law for Christmas this year. Pretty fair amount of work involved. It has cherry, maple, and walnut…what else? Never could have done it without use of my friends drum sander.

-- Larry, SW Virginia

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#1 posted 12-31-2019 05:55 PM

great design – they’ll love it for sure

-- 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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#2 posted 12-31-2019 06:47 PM

Boy, if that doesn’t look plaid, nothing looks plaid. Excellent job.

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

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#3 posted 12-31-2019 08:36 PM

Aye, great work Larry!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 12-31-2019 08:51 PM

Very very cool love the wood choices and classic design.


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#5 posted 12-31-2019 10:31 PM

Good job!

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#6 posted 01-01-2020 01:10 AM

A very attractive looking cutting board. Well done.

-- Julian

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#7 posted 01-01-2020 04:53 AM

Very very nice job. It’s beautiful.

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#8 posted 01-01-2020 05:26 AM

Sweet design. Nice work.

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#9 posted 01-01-2020 03:32 PM

Love the Highlands feel, nice precision work!

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#10 posted 01-02-2020 12:34 AM

Absolutely gorgeous!

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#11 posted 01-02-2020 11:14 AM

Absolutely love the look, where did you find information on the build? Thanks!

-- Michiganmark, I dream in wood......I'll blame it on my grandfather

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#12 posted 01-02-2020 03:20 PM

This looks amazing

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#13 posted 01-02-2020 09:56 PM

Nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

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#14 posted 01-03-2020 01:47 AM

Really nice design and great choice of woods. I was wondering if there are three or the long stripe was a fourth.

-- AJ

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#15 posted 01-03-2020 01:36 PM

Really nice design and great choice of woods. I was wondering if there are three or the long stripe was a fourth.

- AJ1104

Sharp eye on your part. There are only three types of wood. The long stripe is maple, but not end-grain. So, the appearance is different from the other maple pieces. The first two glue-ups required a trip to my friend’s house and considerable time on his drum sander. When, making the final glue-up of the long maple pieces, I didn’t have the heart to ask that final favor. When glueing, I found a way to keep the pieces almost perfectly flat and use a card scraper and disc sander for the final finishing.

-- Larry, SW Virginia

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