End Grain Cutting Board / Butcher Block

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Introduction: End Grain Cutting Board / Butcher Block

In this video I show you how to make your own beautiful cutting boards.

Step 1: Making Your Boards

In this video I show you how you can make your own end grain cutting board that will stand out from the crowd.

Its fun, its easy, so give it a try.

Step 2: Make Your Own Breadboard Butter / Finishing Oil

In this video ill show you how to make your own breadboard butter

Step 3: Other Examples of Cutting Boards

1 Person Made This Project!

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23 Discussions

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babybayrs
babybayrs

3 years ago

You mentioned opening Etsy shop. Have you done it yet? I'd like to take a look and maybe shop.

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suncoaster2
suncoaster2

3 years ago

Great instructable! And to think all I need is several thousand dollars worth of machine tools to produce it. Not quite what I would call a wonderful DIY product.

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ElricE
ElricE

Reply 3 years ago

As Jord actually mentioned several times, he uses the industrial tools simply because he has access to them. All the steps and principals can be followed using regular power tools like most of us have

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bsilva
bsilva

Reply 3 years ago

Or access to a hackerspace/etc. Or a friend with woodworking tools. Or a shop class at a community college....

Getting access to tools just takes some desire to want to build something. Well, and probably some time.

Because the tools are not something you have immediate access to is not a reason to critisize a project.

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JordsWoodShop
JordsWoodShop

Reply 3 years ago

Well said mate!

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JoeS105
JoeS105

Reply 3 years ago

Maybe you're a beginner, then this is not the place to start. If you have some basic skills and a little creativity you should try doing this unplugged(no power tools) which takes a little longer but will increase your woodworking skills tremendously!

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ErnieB18
ErnieB18

Reply 3 years ago

@suncoaster2, While yes he used a lot of fancy tools, this can be done with a saw, glue and sandpaper.

I've made one with a circular saw, some wood glue, and concrete blocks instead of clamps. Take a bit more elbow grease, but you don't Need thousands of dollars worth of machine tools.

Be nice.

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BarbaraD87
BarbaraD87

3 years ago

I really enjoyed your video. I dabble in wood working, turning and carving mostly. I really want to make my own cutting boards, I do a lot of cooking! Do you have any info on what types of woods to stay away from? I realize that soft woods are right out of the question, and so is pine (too resinous, I'd imagine). I have a pecan tree that dropped a large limb during a recent hurricane and am looking for ideas on what to do with the wood!

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ElricE
ElricE

Reply 3 years ago

Pine is actually perfectly fine for chopping boards (remember that not all pine is broad grained) and very knife-friendly. Just make sure the wood is sufficiently aged...

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probablepossible
probablepossible

Reply 3 years ago

Pecan is BEAUTIFUL wood! Do everything with it! :)

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BarbaraD87
BarbaraD87

Reply 3 years ago

I was researching it on line, but have seen so many mixed reviews about working with pecan. I guess it's a matter of experimentation. I do know that the one thing everyone agrees on is that your tools need to be very sharp!

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Ninzerbean
Ninzerbean

Reply 3 years ago

I just filled up the back of my car with Pecan wood today - from hurricane Matthew, thanks for letting me know it was the right thing to do. I also got a bunch of China Berry - it's so pretty, I thought it was cherry.

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BarbaraD87
BarbaraD87

Reply 3 years ago

Matthew is who dropped the tree limb in my backyard!

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Ninzerbean
Ninzerbean

Reply 3 years ago

Ha! I ended up there after my comment - how funny - thank you.

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JordsWoodShop
JordsWoodShop

Reply 3 years ago

unfortunately I'm not too well educated in international woods only Australian woods, but I'd stay away from anything that has an open grain structure or could cause allergies for sensitive people.

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qldazza
qldazza

3 years ago

Awesome instructable mate, thanks for the effort you put into this and sharing with the community.

A proud Australian

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crnrstndes
crnrstndes

3 years ago

Jord: Could you tell us what woods exactly you used?? I make hundreds of these boards in my business and I have to date only used hardwoods. It looks like you used some softwoods and I wonder how they stand up?? Thanks for the video!