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    End Grain Cutting boards with a different Twist

    It seems every woodworker at one time or another will make a cutting board or two. I made several in high school shop, using the long grain approach. I wanted to make a few last Christmas to gift to family and friends. I did some research and decided on end grain boards for their beauty, design potential and superior cutting surface. I have also been inspired by the end grain boards I have seen around this and other discussion forums. After plenty of research I decided on a few patterns that are a bit out of the ordinary. Here are some pictures.









    I have written a complete how to tutorial and project plan, free to all woodworkers here at. http://lumberjocks.com/jocks/dewoodwork/blog/2597

    The tutorial also has information on the advantages of end grain as well as how to finish and sanitise your boards.

    Thanks for looking, questions and comments welcome.

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    Dewayne, those are just spectacular WOW

    I've bookmarked your tutorial, thanks for sharing that, I'm sure that anyone who got one of these boards as a present would be loathe to cut it with a knife!

    Fantastic work!
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    Good to see you drop in Dewayne. Those boards are spectacular. I really like the intertwined squares. Having made a few end grain boards, I can appreciate the planning and precision necessary to make boards of this caliber.
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    Wow, those are really colorful. Very nice.

    What did you use for the "green" wood, Dewayne?
    Thanks, Mark.

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    Dewayne,

    Those are some cool cutting boards! Excellent job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Rios View Post
    Wow, those are really colorful. Very nice.

    What did you use for the "green" wood, Dewayne?
    Mark, I believe the green wood you are referring to is the walnut. I had trouble getting good color representation in my photos. When you have time check out the tutorial, I list the species of woods used in each board.

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    Very Nice! Makes my head hurt trying to figure out how you dit it!

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    Very nice work, Dewayne. I need to make a few cutting boards and your post has given me more ideas. The tutorial is nicely done, also.
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    Dewayne,
    Great job, and excellent tutorial, thanks for sharing! I dropped you a PM about your photos.
    -Ned

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    Again, you board makers just keep impressing me with great ideas and designs . Super job on these and on the tutorial. Once my kitchen is done I have to give board making a try.

    Thanks for sharing

    Tom

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