first end grain cutting board

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Project by Aaron posted 12-04-2011 11:36 PM 1470 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was the second cutting board I have made so I decided to go with walnut and make it a nice thick end grain I don’t do well with longer projects…... well, I should just simply say. I Hate GLUEUPS! That being said this took me a while, but I think after its allu said and done I might make a few more of these. It was nice to get this finished.

-- "The temptation to quit will be greatest just before you are about to succeed." ~Chinese Proverb~

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#1 posted 12-05-2011 12:03 AM


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#2 posted 12-05-2011 12:09 AM

Aaron – you are now on the slippery slope of cutting boards. You’ll discovery that despite the gripe about glue ups – that there are so many variations to do, that you’ll be doing more and more and won’t get bored in the least. Thanks for sharing.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#3 posted 12-05-2011 02:09 AM

Great start. I am working on two end grain boards for Christmas gifts. I also used walnut, but also used some ash. Be patient with the glue up and if you think you have about the right number of clamps on hand, stop what you are doing and buy some more. The heavier your glue ups get, the heavier your clamps will get also. Enjoy and keep going. Cutting boards are a good way to use some of the shop scrap.

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#4 posted 12-05-2011 05:04 AM

Well done.

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#5 posted 12-05-2011 08:13 AM

It never ceases to amaze me what happens once the oil hits the wood.

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#6 posted 12-05-2011 04:03 PM

Nice job and congats. I normally only make End Grain boards ( over 200 ) thus far. Glue ups get easier but there still never reall fun. look fwd to seeing more.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#7 posted 12-05-2011 06:29 PM

Very Nice! Reminds me of some long-ago aerodynamics airfoil experiments illustrating turbulence and random flow departure. The all-walnut is very rich looking as well.

I’m only on my 5th or so CB, but learning to use cauls is sure helping me keep things straight during glue up. I know my blood pressure goes up when I take the cap off the Titebond bottle!


-- Smitty

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