End Grain Cutting Board

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Project by sugarpine posted 09-11-2021 05:42 PM 723 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was asked to make a 1/2” thick end grain cutting board. I’ve made numerous end grain boards in the past but never as thin as 1/2”. I started with 1-1/4” maple, cut it into 1-1/4” X 1-1/4” strips and edge glued them together to make a 11” X 17” wide piece. That piece was then cut across the grain into 1-1/4” strips. They were flipped end grain up and glued together in three piece strips to enable me to re-saw into 5/8” pieces. Those were then glued together. I was mindful of glue squeeze out because I didn’t want to clean up with water due to all the exposed end grain. When that assembly was dry I cut the board to its final size and clamped it overnight as shown to help insure that the board remained flat. It came out of the clamps after 24 hours and was fairly flat. I was able to run it through my thickness sander to flatten it and achieve the final thickness of 1/2”. I then applied 12 coats of butcher block and cutting board oil.

-- sugarpine

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#1 posted 09-11-2021 05:52 PM

That is thin!
Looks nice though 8^)

Even 1” boards will seriously warp up on me if I let moisture get to one side, hopefully your client appreciates your work!

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#2 posted 09-13-2021 04:34 AM

Nice board!

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