End grain cutting board

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Project by Net55 posted 03-07-2014 08:14 PM 1286 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My sister wanted an end grain cutting board, so I used this design it is perfect for her kitchen. A few changes i made: 3/4” finial thickness, she wanted a thin board. Oak frame, to match other stuff in here kitchen. Walnut dowels also to match, holes are reamed to allow movement . The board is slightly crowned up so water will run off and not pool. I had an end grain cutting board years ago that had a slight dip in the middle, after leaving a leaky bag of frozen veggies on it overnight, a crack formed. It was a very dry hot day here in S Florida, so the glue set way too fast for me, so i ended up with 1/16’ high spots. So i ran it through my planer ( prior to crown cut) at 1/50” per pass, way to much to sand. The end did chip out (not supposed to put end grain in the planer), so it was now 1/2” shorter on both sides. Then i used my bandsaw to cut a 1/20th” curve for the crown. I used a mini block plane to taper the frame with the curve. The bottom has 6 rubber feet, so water sitting under the board cannot crack it. Theses are also very tacky, help hold the board in place.

Just a kosher mineral oil finish.
Sugar maple
Purple heart
Red oak frame
walnut dowels

-- Bill, SW Florida

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Chris McDowell

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#1 posted 03-11-2014 12:49 AM

I’ve been wanting to do the same cutting board. I like the way you framed it in. Looks very nice!

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#2 posted 03-13-2014 03:56 PM

Great looking board, like the attractive wood combo and pattern. The frame really make it more appealing and great idea on the rubber feet. Great job!

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#3 posted 03-13-2014 08:30 PM

Thanks guys!

-- Bill, SW Florida

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