Rock Maple End Grain Cutting Boards

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Project by OhioPumpGuy posted 02-11-2011 07:17 AM 2109 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just completed two more Rock Maple End Grain Cutting Boards. Both are 24” x 13” x 2”. I have another Rock Maple with Wenge on the way. I used my DeWalt 13” planer and had absolutely no issues. Keeping the feed plate and rollers clean is key as is cutting 1/64” at a time.

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#1 posted 02-11-2011 07:34 AM

You planed the end grain? I’ve done it myself a few times, but the last two times the board ‘exploded’...

Nice board.

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#2 posted 02-11-2011 08:02 AM

I have the dewalt 735 13” planer. I run 172 CPI and polish the feed table with Top Coat. I clean the plate and rollers with 100 psi air before each cut. 3 boards and no problems. I also use aftermarket carbide tipped blades which have stayed sharp for 3 cutting boards and numerous other wenge and oak projects.

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#3 posted 02-11-2011 11:33 AM

Looks great! I have planed end grain boards with my DW735 as well with no issues. I have a Byrd Shellix cutter head in it now, but even with the stock cutters I did it with no issue. I now have a 16” drum sander that is just that much safer tho. :)


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#4 posted 02-11-2011 02:13 PM

where did you get the carbide blades for that planer?

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#5 posted 06-07-2011 02:32 PM

Also interested in where you got the carbide knives for the dewalt 13in planer – what kind of price are you looking at?

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