Side Grain Cutting Board

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Project by SergeantSawDust posted 06-12-2012 02:51 AM 2877 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a quick project I put together while I was deployed in 2011-12. It’s a simple end grain cutting board made from walnut, ash, and mahogany. I cut the strips about an inch and half wide to get the desired rough thickness of the board then glued together. I rounded the edges with a disc sander and cut the notches with a half inch straight bit. This was a very easy and basic project. Great for anyone wanting to start out in woodworking in fact. Something to note however is to make sure to use a non-toxic glue and finish. I used Gorilla Glue and Mineral Oil for the finish.

-- Woodworking for the hobbyist woodworker.

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#1 posted 06-12-2012 02:56 AM

The board looks great, but that looks like side grain to me. However, I could be mistaken.

-- The mistakes I make in woodworking are not mistakes they just give my projects character- Me

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#2 posted 06-12-2012 03:10 AM

very nice board, however i also believe it is side grain

-- wiser1934, new york

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#3 posted 06-12-2012 03:11 AM

I was thinking the same thing as I read the post. Doesn’t look like end grain, but I could be mistaken. Anyway, nice board.

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#4 posted 06-12-2012 03:15 AM

Nice looking board. Just a terminology point to make,end grain board is when you take that board and crosscut it into strips then turn them 90 degrees so the end gain is facing up and glue it back together. Then comes the fun part smoothing that end grain!
Your edge grain board will work just fine as it is. My first edge grain board is almost 40 years old and still gets used in my kitchen. I didn’t build my first end grain board until I bought a drum sander about 15 years ago.
Keep makin sawdust!

-- Fine Custom Woodwork since 1978

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#5 posted 06-12-2012 03:40 AM

Thank you for the clarifications. It’s fixed now. That makes sense. I don’t know why I didn’t put two and two together.

-- Woodworking for the hobbyist woodworker.

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#6 posted 06-12-2012 08:05 AM

Nice job, fun little project.

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

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#7 posted 06-12-2012 01:06 PM

I like it, very nice

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