Making 3D end grain cutting board #13

February 1, 2020 0 By Sebastian Fry


I am going to make such board This design is one quarter of Butterfly board design You will get a Butterfly board if you will connect four such boards I decided to make this board because the size of the cutting board is limited I can use more rows and columns to make 3D effect more visible The dimensions will be 460×460 mm almost the same as the whole Butterfly board One part instead of four It is possible to connect them and get very big Butterfly board I will use traditional wood combination: hard maple and black walnut I have to make two panels The pattern of the first panel will be negative in relation to the second These sawed strips must be planed to the needed thickness It is very important to plane the strips of the same thickness from the different panels at once You should understand that these strips will be joint in the cutting board in this way The difference in thickness will break the pattern Saw off the strips 43 mm wide The thickness of the cutting board will be 40 mm I think I will make two cutting boards of this amount of wood Rotate each strip 90 degree so end grain is up I will saw off thinner end grain strips Start with the thickest strips and use leftover as the thinner ones Make 1.5-2 mm allowance The allowance was made here Now I have to make the thickness of the edge row and column the same – 4 mm Rough sawing at the table saw and then accurate sanding to the desired thickness