How do you make an end cutting cutting board?
- Select your cutting board wood.
- Glue the end grain blank together.
- Cut the strips for the final cutting board design.
- Final glue up of the end grain cutting board.
- Finish sand and oil the cutting board.
Also question is, how do you make an end grain cutting board?
- Step 1: Get Your Wood. Pick a nice hardwood, preferably one with interesting end grain.
- Step 2: Plan Your Cuts. Grab a pad of paper and a pencil(a calculator can be helpful also).
- Step 3: Cut the Wood Into Strips.
- Step 4: Clamp.
- Step 5: Glue the Strips.
- Step 6: Plane It.
- Step 7: Cut Into Strips.
- Step 8: Clamp Again.
One may also ask, how do you seal a cutting board? To keep your cutting board in prime condition, seal it once a month with oil. Some oils, such as linseed and tung oil, harden the wood and seal it from the inside; other oils simply penetrate the surface of the wood, including walnut and mineral oil. Beeswax is also a viable alternative.
Likewise, how thick should an end grain cutting board be?
Normally I build for a 2” thickness for the end grain boards but most end up about 1/16” thicker. More thickness equals more weight and makes the board sturdier.
Is Cherry good for cutting board?
A wood that is too hard will cause your cutting edge to dull quickly. As a reference point, Hard Maple has a hardness of 1450, which makes it an ideal cutting board for the top end. Black Walnut falls in the middle at 1010 and Cherry on the lower range at 995.