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Posted on Cracks in the walnut of an end grain cutting board

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#1 posted 12-03-2018 09:23 PM

Voids are on both sides :( Basically, the middle of the board was bad. Those pieces were super brittle too.

The hardwood place agreed that wasn’t right. They gave me a free slightly longer/wider piece of walnut to make sure I got a good section. I bought a 2nd big piece of maple for $30, and now I have enough to make a 2nd board. I think I’ll actually go edge grain on this one, as it’ll be slightly easier to make and I learned that it’ll be used less for cutting and more for like putting bread on and serving and other things. Also, I read that edge will be less prone to warping even though it’s not as good for self healing/knife care.

As a bonus, this was a big board (18×24) and half the pieces had these defects, so I still managed an 18×13 end grain board out of this, so now I have two :)


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