How To Make An End Grain Cutting Board With Hand Tools. Having the pieces all glued up with end grain up (hard maple and purple heart) and removing most of the glue squeeze out, the end grain is extremely hard. Well there is still hope.
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Having the pieces all glued up with end grain up (hard maple and purple heart) and removing most of the glue squeeze out, the end grain is extremely hard. From here the goal is to have the end grain facing up. Since its not perfectly alligned (about 80 end grain squares) i have to smooth it.
To Fill The Cracks In The Joints, Mix Some Sawdust And Wood Glue To Make A Paste And Apply It To The Board.
I flipped some of the strips so the end grain was in smile/frown/smile/frown. order. 18 x 14 x 2. If you have a router table, get a flush trim router bit (the bearing is at the end) with cutting length at least as long as your cutting board is thick, attach your pattern to the top of the cutting board and run the bearing along the pattern smoothing the edge of the cutting board.
* I Glued The Sides Of The Strips Together Using Pipe Clamps To Hold Them.
There are a variety of different wood species that can be used for cutting boards. Slide the board until the ending marks on the cutting board and the router table line up. Use a router to round the top and bottom edges.
Here Is How I Made That Cutting Board Without A Planer:
* i used the table saw to cut strips of maple and walnut. Then sawed, glued together en flattened with a block plane. Back to the clamps again.
So To Start Rotate The Boards So That The End Grain Is Facing Sideways.
Now apply a liberal amount of wood glue, rotate the pieces back up again and carefully tighten down the clamps making sure to apply equal pressure. The router sled idea (up or down) is a great way to flat but still takes work for smooth. Flip the board over and run the router over the other side of the cutting board.