End grain v edge grain cutting board

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Forum topic by AlaskaGuy posted 08-10-2019 07:08 AM 429 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-10-2019 07:08 AM

I built end grain about 12 years ago. We use it daily. No problem so far.

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#1 posted 08-15-2019 11:33 PM

interesting and extensive testing.ive always made long grain boards myself but one thing they did was wash the boards under running water,we just clean ours with 409 and re oil as needed and never have a problem.

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#2 posted 08-16-2019 04:25 AM

I built end grain about 12 years ago. We use it daily. No problem so far.

- AlaskaGuy

No doubt you glued it up with great care, wanting it to be a good board. Whereas your boards they are talking about aren’t custom, as in one off. They are boards possibly made using robotics, or minimal an minimum wage earner who could GARA.

Secondly, you are taking care when cleaning, as you know wood, and the glues used can be damaged with water, and soap. Opposed to Sally housewife, who chicks hers in the dishwasher, and hits the EXTRA heat setting.

Presumably the end grain was to protect knife edges. I’ve always wondered about that. Hearing that robotic arm testing showed no difference is not a big surprise to me.

I think the next thing tested on wooden boards will be solid one species boards, versus multi species boards.

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#3 posted 08-16-2019 04:40 AM

A lot of women would like that robotic arm when it was time to start putting up okra in the freezer for the Winter.

If you noticed, the winning board had the name of the manufacturer and almost the price of the board shown so the viewers could see it.

Reckon how many women fell for that and ordered that board.

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#4 posted 08-16-2019 05:59 AM

Good Video overall, hard not to agree with the findings. Have made a few edge grain boards out of a lot of different woods and the only one that has not held up well was abused. Reminds me my personal boards are due for some oil!

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