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End Grain Cutting Board (Walnut, Maple, Tigerwood, Padauk, Purpleheart)

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Project by nashvillenative posted 01-14-2020 09:07 PM 1043 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

To go along with my dads floating top table I decided to finally get around to making my mom a cutting board. She had been asking for one for months and I felt bad that I didn’t have the time to make her one.

I wanted it to still be a surprise for her so instead of wrapping the entire board for Christmas, I wrapped up a spare panel to show her what the board would eventually look like. I could tell she was disappointed but excited to know I was working on it for her. I then surprised her with the full size cutting board after I let hr stew for a while. She was ecstatic and immediately burst into tears.

I used 5 different woods on this build and am happy with the results. However, I discovered during this project that I have about as much wherewithal using the jointer that I have with differential equations. During that step of the process I managed to cut more bows in the wood than I managed to take out. So I had to set the fence on my router table and buy an extra long straight bit to finish jointing them for the glue up. I seriously need help with using the jointer.

Overall, I am very proud of this build and I know my mother is just as happy as my father with their Christmas presents.

Dimensions: 22”L x 13”W x 1.5”T
Materials: Walnut/Maple/Tigerwood/Padauk/Purpleheart
Finish: 3:1 Mineral Oil/Beeswax
Tools Used: Table Saw/Thickness planer/Jointer/Sander/Router
Time to Build: 10 Hours (less 48 hours glue cure time)

-- "any dog under 50 pounds is a cat, and cats are useless"





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MrWolfe

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#1 posted 01-14-2020 10:36 PM

Gorgeous cutting board and tears from your mom…. PRICELESS!!!!
Beautiful gift and well done.
Jon

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recycle1943

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#2 posted 01-14-2020 11:53 PM

Good looking board

-- 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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Ivan

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#3 posted 01-15-2020 07:45 AM

Great looking pattern!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 01-15-2020 03:23 PM

These are so much fun! I built a few with scraps, and enjoyed seeing what random patterns would result. Yours is beautiful. Are those indentations on each end, to assist in picking the board up?

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nashvillenative

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#5 posted 01-15-2020 04:18 PM



These are so much fun! I built a few with scraps, and enjoyed seeing what random patterns would result. Yours is beautiful. Are those indentations on each end, to assist in picking the board up?

- clicksys

Sure are! Used a 1/2” core box bit on the router table. I contemplated putting in a juice groove on the top but decided against it since this was a gift for my mom, who most likely would not use it but would display it and show it off to all of her friends. You know how many are!


These are so much fun! I built a few with scraps, and enjoyed seeing what random patterns would result. Yours is beautiful. Are those indentations on each end, to assist in picking the board up?

- clicksys


-- "any dog under 50 pounds is a cat, and cats are useless"

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#6 posted 01-16-2020 04:43 AM

That’s a cutting board any mother would love. Just hope she doesn’t hit dad with it. Nice work.

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

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