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Scrap wood end grain cutting board

  • April 4, 2016

rudboy11
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I had a buddy who was going to toss some old chunks of wood from his garage since they were too rough to use and had termite holes in them. I took them off his hands, cut out the real bad spots and decided to try and make an end grain cutting board out of the good pieces. I went with a brick and mortar pattern and used some maple as the mortar sections. I also built a router sled to flatten out the high spots after the glue up. Finished it in mineral oil.

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  • Nice cutting board. You should sell them.
    By OJO187, on April 6, 2016

  • Nice! Are you making more?
    By bmyers812, on April 6, 2016

  • I like the brick pattern.
    By Greasy Steve, on April 6, 2016

  • Man that is sweet. I've been wanting to attempt an end grain board. I heard they take a lot of sanding.
    By woodworker21, on April 9, 2016

  • Nice touch with the brick pattern. you should make some more to sell. I bet they'd sell quick!!
    By nyyankees_52, on April 9, 2016

  • Thanks OJO187. I think I might
    By rudboy11, on April 9, 2016

  • Thanks bmyers812. When I have some more free time, I think I will.
    By rudboy11, on April 9, 2016

  • Thanks Greasy Steve
    By rudboy11, on April 9, 2016

  • woodworker21, try looking up plans for a router sled. Super simple if you have a router.
    By rudboy11, on April 9, 2016

  • @rudboy11, What'd you use to finish it? Food safe?
    By 007rox123, on April 10, 2016

  • Oh wow. I've never seen one with that kind of pattern. Awesome job!!
    By turkeyburger, on April 11, 2016

  • Thanks 007rox123. I used a food safe mineral oil that I bought at Home Depot. They also have food safe beeswax mix.
    By rudboy11, on April 11, 2016

  • You've got my vote! Great looking use of scraps.
    By OJO187, on April 22, 2016

  • wow this piece is beautiful. great job, thanks for the pictures and explaining.
    By ShaunLester, on June 13, 2016

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Scrap wood end grain cutting board

by rudboy11
Apr 04, 2016

I had a buddy who was going to toss some old chunks of wood from his garage since they were too rough to use and had termite holes in them. I took them off his hands, cut out the real bad spots and decided to try and make an end grain cutting board out of the good pieces. I went with a brick and mortar pattern and used some maple as the mortar sections. I also built a router sled to flatten out the high spots after the glue up. Finished it in mineral oil.