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Finished up an end-grain cutting board today. The body of the board is made from purple heart, walnut, maple, and cherry and the border is walnut. All grain is vertical to make the board fully end grain.

Cutting sequence:
1. Made 4 planks measuring 13"x14"x1.25". Glue/clamp/wait 24 hrs/plane.
2. Cut 1.25" strips. Rearranged and flipped 90 degrees. Glue/clamp/wait 24 hrs/plane.
3. Cut 1" strips. Rearranged and flipped 90 degrees. Glue/clamp/wait 24 hrs/plane.
4. Cut 1" strips. Rearranged and flipped 90 degrees. Glue/clamp/wait 24 hrs/plane.
5. Final cuts are 1 7/8". Rearrange/flip end grain up. Glue/clamp/wait 24 hrs/plane.

Added a 3/4" walnut border. Routed in handles and 1/4" round over on all edges. Sanded 80/120/220.

Finishing schedule:
1. Apply first coat of mineral oil, let sit 24 hrs.
2. Apply second coat of mineral oil, let sit 24 hrs.
3. Melt 3 parts oil with 1 part beeswax on stove. Apply coat, wait 1 hour and wipe off excess.

Final measurement is approximately 14"x21"x1.75".

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Beautiful, in a very unique way. Excellent job !!! Mel
 

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Creative chaos is sometimes the best.
 

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Sweet! I think I like the chaos better than a pattern.
 

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Nice job! The cutting board looks great, but you also did a good job describing your process concisely. That's not always easy…
 

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Great use of scrap wood to make a great board! MTM was the person that taught a lot of us this pattern and build.
 

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Love those boards!
 
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