Endgrain Cutting Board

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Project by kelder23 posted 02-22-2021 07:28 PM 508 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this cutting board in my high school woods class. It was made from a mix of walnut, cherry, oak, and white wood. We started by cutting our wood into similar strips which varied in length and width. I grabbed some strips from the piles and changed up the pattern and swapped pieces until my board was 14 inches wide. I glued the strips together then sanded the glue bubbles off and plain sanded until both sides were almost smooth. Then I used a table saw and cut the board into stripes perpendicular to the way they were glued together; as I cut the board, I placed the stripes onto a ceiling tile and flipped every other piece to make a pattern. I glued those strips back together and sanded the glue bubbles off and plain sanded until the board was entirely smooth and ready for routing. I routed the edges and routed the handles in the sides so it was easier to pick up. I did a little vibrate sanding until my board was completely smooth. The finish we used was mineral oil and put multiple layers on.

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#1 posted 02-22-2021 08:17 PM

very good looking cutting board. Your review of how you made is great. Deserve an A+ for the class

-- Ron

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#2 posted 02-22-2021 09:04 PM

Professional work there.

-- Petey

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#3 posted 02-22-2021 09:44 PM

Accurate cuts, and a nice glue up will get you tight looking boards like that. Nice work.

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#4 posted 02-23-2021 03:12 AM

Real nice selection of woods. I always enjoy how colors make each cutting board unique.

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#5 posted 02-23-2021 03:26 PM

Nice job! Great to see you guys doing this in class

-- The only thing not measured in my shop is time

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