Yet another cutting board

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Project by Tumerboy posted 01-18-2014 03:56 AM 1310 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It seems that’s all some of us make, but here’s one I made for a friend’s upcoming birthday. She wanted something big and heavy that could stand up to lots of chopping. Walnut & Cherry, roughly 12”x15” and 1.5” thick.

Definitely funky in a couple places, but it should work well enough. This is my 5th board, and my 2nd attempt at endgrain. Is there something about endgrain that makes the glue lines stand proud? I had it all silky smooth before I applied mineral oil. After oiling, I could feel the glue lines. But I’ve only felt those lines after oiling on my endgrain boards. Is there something I’m doing wrong? Or is that just how it is? Using Titebond III.

Thanks guys.

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#1 posted 01-18-2014 03:54 PM


I really like this one – just wish I knew an answer to your question regarding the glue lines. I am going to try an end grain board soon so I’ll let you know if I have the same experience.


-- “Weird heroes and mould-breaking champions exist as living proof to those who need it that the tyranny of 'the rat race' is not yet final.” ― Hunter S. Thompson

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#2 posted 01-18-2014 03:59 PM

Great looking board!! I build my end grain boards with titebond III as well and I’ve noticed the glue lines. I usually sand the board, then get it wet to raise the grain, and sand it again. It really minimizes the appearance of the glue lines so you can give that a shot.

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#3 posted 01-18-2014 05:15 PM

I think you pretty much have to be patient to allow the wood and glue acclimate to each other. I have done exactly like you and had some baby’s butt smooth at 600, then being in a hurry I rush to get the mineral oil on, and once it’s ON, you’ll have a painful time removing the glue lines sanding. So set them aside for a week after sanding, then take them out and sand again, then apply the mineral oil. That’s my advice, and it works for me.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#4 posted 01-18-2014 07:20 PM

Beautiful board.

-- Al, Culpeper VA

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#5 posted 01-19-2014 02:46 PM

Thanks for the compliments guys.
And Scott, thanks for the tip, I’ll try that next time.

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#6 posted 01-19-2014 05:21 PM

I like t he design and the wood combination looks great.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#7 posted 01-19-2014 06:02 PM

I have had great with a card scraper on those pesky glue lines. works just great and no clogged up sand-paper.
Great looking board.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#8 posted 01-20-2014 12:07 AM

Thanks guys! I’ll try scraping them down next time if they happen to pop up.

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