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This was my second project , and my first cutting board (The Wood Whisperer board). It took a long time to get through, but it turned out fairly nice. I definitely learned my lesson about putting end grain through a planer though… I'm just glad no one was standing in front of the thing when it came shooting out…

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wow…glad you were able to recover that… looks like it could have caused some serious damage. congrats on the final though….looks great
 

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A two-for-one sale! Just kidding.

I have heard stories about things like that happening… scary stuff!

Glad you saved it.

Have you kept this board for yourself, or given it to someone else? Either way, I hope it gets many years of use.

Welcome to Lumberjocks!
 

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I was just working on my first cutting board and had multiple experiences along these lines. glad i am not the only one out there doing lessons learned the hard way.
 

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Haha yeah it actually turned out quite well despite the break. Most of it was a clean cut down the joints so you can barely notice it in the final product. I definitely learned things the hard way though. It seemed almost everything I did went wrong with this.. but… now I know!
 

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Looks more like glue joint failure than a planing issue , from your picture….lucky no one was hurt : )
 

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Great looking board. Nice looking.
 

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During the construction of my AKfishslayer cutting board. I had the same lesson learned!
i wanted to incorporate native wood species while keeping it light, but tough. So i used alder end grain, cedar edge grain, and diamond willow in different areas of the board. Still learning this woodworkin stuff.
I assumed that i could just run it all through the planer, somewhat uneven from my glue up process.
In my research i discovered that these different grain glue joints are not the strongest.
Well first pass thru the dewalt 13". My planer gave me a jolt eguivalent to an earthquake.
I pulled it out. The joint did not fail. The cedar had actually split. I clamped it up squirted some glue in the split, and wahla it held. So i gave it to a Fishguide for product development.
Now that im a Lumberjock member i hope to keep those mistakes to a minimum!
I do like the design and would like to make more without killing myself or my planer ????

may i give http://www.designercuttingboards.com/ for some great eye candy!
 

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Now you would think only one of us would have to learn this lesson about end grain and planers… I linked to my story and board...

Oh well, nice recovery and join the club. They are fun to make. Hopefully, I did learn a lesson!
 

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I learned the same thing on my very first board in the planer LOL ….
 
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