3D End Grain Cutting Board

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Project by clarkey posted 12-15-2012 01:51 PM 9063 views 14 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally, got my first 3D End Grain Cutting Board done . It measures 15 3/4”x13 1/4”x1 1/4”. l used Cherry , Hard Maple and Black Walnut for this project. The stand came to mind when l decided not to hang it on a hook . lt works great l use the other side to cut on and display the side you see. ln addition l thought an inlayed tumbling block on the stand would add to the 3D look. My thanks goes out to Larry “degoose ” for sharing ” how to make a end grain,tumbling block butcher block board ” and “moshel” for his tip about using a planner. l built this using my Bosch 4000 , l think before l try another one l need to do something about my fence l don’t find it as accurate as it should be for a project like this. l’d appreciate any tips on a better fence for my saw. Thanks for looking and l hope everyone has a Very MERRY CHRISTMAS !

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#1 posted 12-15-2012 02:59 PM

Great looking board. I love the stand as well.

Out of curiosity what were the tips that “Moshel” suggested with the planer? I have built a number of the tumbling block boards, I use my router and a jig to flatten and parallel the sides but find the bottom flattening bit does cause a bit of tear out on the edge of the cutter on each pass. I do a heck of a lot of sanding to get each board finished. I have always been reluctant to put an endgrain board through my Dewalt 735.

Any tricks you can pass on about planing would be appreciated.

-- Glenn, Nova Scotia

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#2 posted 12-15-2012 04:31 PM

Very nice board , and the addition of the stand is a great idea.

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#3 posted 12-15-2012 04:56 PM

Love this design and your great use of it.

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#4 posted 12-15-2012 05:20 PM

Great work!

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#5 posted 12-15-2012 05:35 PM

Thanks for the comments guys. Moshel tip had to do with the tumbling block sausage before you cut the cubes to glue up the board. l believe he said to feather plane each side of the hexagon sausage numbering them so as not to take to much off. Than give your planer an 1/8 turn do 3 sides. And another 1/8 turn and do the opposite sides. This helped me a lot when l glued up the board. But just incase l repeated this wrong moshel’s tip is under the comments in the blog. on how to make the cutting board. One thing that l might have done different was l set my blocks down on my glue board first before the glue up and cut some outside blocks on my bandsaw very carefully so that when l clamp my glue up it made it easier to give it some clamping pressure . Hope this helps GlennM !

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#6 posted 12-15-2012 06:17 PM

Hello Clarkey

A very nice cutting board

How many time did you need to make a so beautiful piece ?

The stand is absolutly the better idea I have ever seen for this type of project

Great work
Thanks for sharing

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#7 posted 12-15-2012 06:47 PM

love it on my list of want to do

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#8 posted 12-15-2012 08:23 PM

Very nice – and easier said than done…... Really like the matching stand…..bravo!

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#9 posted 12-15-2012 11:27 PM

Beautiful board! And the stand really sets it off nicely.

Is there a concern about wood movement with the board framed like that? I have thought of doing it in the past but was always worried the the edge would blow out.

-- Jeff

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#10 posted 12-16-2012 01:03 AM

Great board – I love the stand. The extra inlay on the stand really ties it in perfectly with the cutting board. That’s a great idea that I have added to my list of things to make.

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#11 posted 12-16-2012 03:48 AM

I have the local lumber yard run em through their drum sander for a couple of bucks. WELL worth the price to me, only minor sanding. I have always heard to store them flat. No idea if there is any truth to that or if its one of those tales. Looks great!

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#12 posted 12-16-2012 05:03 AM

DavidIN , “storing them flat” leads to warpage… is better to have the air circulate all around them , that way , one side isn’t drying out and cupping all of the time : )

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#13 posted 12-16-2012 01:17 PM

Very nicely done

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#14 posted 12-16-2012 01:55 PM

Thanks for the comments everyone !

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#15 posted 12-16-2012 02:04 PM

Wow, that is beautiful! I am sure there are MANY hours involved in getting one of those done… Great job and love the inlay on the stand…

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