Woodworking #7- Make an End Grain Cutting Board Pt.1

One of my favorite woodworking projects is a butcher block end-grain cutting board. In Part 1 of this two part series, we cover the preparation and construction of the board itself.

Video Rating: 4 / 5

25 thoughts on “Woodworking #7- Make an End Grain Cutting Board Pt.1

  1. @TheWoodWhisperer Thanks for the quick reply! I was surprised to hear you say that sometimes the mixture might go all the way through to the other side. I’d imagine that would be the case with the red oak then. Heck maybe I could blow air through it haha! PS OT: Would love to see you make a drum 😉

  2. @Ismlor Want to learn a trick that will impress your friends? Take a stick of red oak about 12″ in length, dip one end in soapy water, and blow on the other end. You should see bubbles forming on the soapy side. Wide open baby!

  3. @TheWoodWhisperer Nice -Ima try that one. -enjoyed your jointer calibration vid. Once I can afford one, I’ll go out and collect my own wood. Lots of Oak around here

  4. Have you or would you consider using black locust? It is certainly hard enough, but I haven’t been able to get a finish to stick, so is it too oily? The grain seems tight.
    Thanks for the video, I couldn’t remember how to do the setup for a cutting board.

  5. one little thing. you spelt the address for your website wrong at the end of the video but apart from that perfect textbook video and looks really good.

  6. That’s what I want to.. but make one about five foot long, with intigrated dowls for each block for extra strength, so as to make a neck through bass guitar!

    of course add a truss rod and use stainless steel frets.

    Cleave the neck so as to have the fingerboard match the neck after the truss rod is placed.

    save the woody parts to use as control knobs!

    Now we’re talking!

  7. @polarbear60 Hard to say. That’s going to depend on who you have make it for you. I could never get more than $75 when I made mine for clients.

  8. Dude, this was great! I’m sorry to correct you (it’s a disease) but at the end of the video the website is misspelled. I will be subscribing and visiting the site, thanks again!

  9. This is a great video, however a bit confusing since I think you are using 2 different patterns for the video. I see you start out with one gluing pattern and then when you flip to expose the end grain it’s a different order ie 2.25 was on the ends .75 on the second row; suddenly the .75 pieces are in the middle. On the video thumbnail the smallest rectangles are 2nd row and on your finished board they are through center long way. Am i seeing things? Anyhow both patterns look great! thanks

  10. @jwikan Yeah I was making two different boards and got them confused. Truth is, its just a matter of how you lay out the parts in the first glueup. either way looks cool so it usually doesn’t create a problem for people. We also have a plan on our site that shows the exact order. Way too late to fix the video now though. 🙂

  11. Cool! I was just making sure I wasn’t imagining things or missing a step. I made a few mistakes like that on a ladder building video. Ha ha. Next time I will just put those little annotations you tube has to fix it. Thanks for the great work!

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