End Grain Cutting Board Plans

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Duration: 27:41

In this woodworking project demonstration, George Vondriska teaches you how to build a long-lasting end-grain cutting board that will look and work great in your kitchen. He walks through the cutting board plans step-by-step for building the board from scratch, including wood and pattern selection, initial layout, cut mechanics and finishing.

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10 Responses to “End Grain Cutting Board Plans”

  1. Ken Bartholomew

    What happens if you run it through the thickness planer on the end grain and only take off 1/64 at a time and then sand or rout? Will it still tear out badly?

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    • Customer Service

      Hi Ken. It’s very dangerous; it could explode and produce kickback. I would discourage you from doing it. Wet down the end grain and sand it with a ROS. You’ll get great results, it’s very safe, and it’s almost as fast as using a drum sander.
      Paul
      Woodworkers Guild of America

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  2. Joe Biggerstaff

    Great explanation as always. What determines the boards thickness, this example was 1 1/2″ thick. Whats the thinnest you would build
    Thx for all you do, Joe.

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    • Customer Service

      hello Joe,

      Thank you for the question, here is the experts reply:

      It depends on the length and width dimensions, but for a board this size wouldn’t suggest building an end grain cutting board thinner than 1-1/4″.

      Paul
      Woodworkers Guild of America

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  3. Jonathan Gross

    I have just started woodworking so my questions may seem pretty basic. what type of clamps are you using and what size maple and cherry wood are you using? Thanks.

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    • Customer Service

      Hello Jonathan,

      Here is what the experts have to say:

      The clamps are pipe clamps, similar to these: https://amzn.to/2I6smbA . The way that they work is that you buy this clamp, and attach it to a black plumping pipe that you purchase separately.
      The maple are cherry are cut to approximately 2″ x 2″ by 24″ long.

      Paul
      Woodworkers Guild of America

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  4. Charlie

    This looks like a project I might want to attempt, hopefully there’s a subtitled version floating around someplace. Being deaf, I get next to nothing from these captionless projects.

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    • Customer Service

      Hi Charlie. I am sorry we currently do not have subtitles on our videos. I will forward your feedback on though.
      Thanks
      Jean-Woodworkers Guild of America Video Membership

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