End Grain Cutting Board 101… the recessed handles..

After sanding the boards, the router table was set up with a dish cutter bit and some timber clamped to the table to act as limiting stops.

The end of the boards were then passed over the bit to create the recesses…

This was done in several passes.. raising the bit after each pass. 

There is a little burn mark on the ends but a lot of sanding will remove this… lol

Nah… I can live with a little burn… it will blend in ok with some oil…

As you can see I have a few more boards here… they keep multiplying…. must be something in the water…

Next post will have all these finished and oiled and looking swell…so please drop in soon…

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3 Responses to End Grain Cutting Board 101… the recessed handles..

  1. Michael Wurm says:

    Great looking boards Larry. I Wish it was easier to find wide timber around here. You have to go to a mill and order it. If you’re lucky enough to know someone with a mill. Then your woods are limited. Usually just Oak, Walnut and Maple and Elm trees. They just don’t have beautiful grains yours do. Sometimes though you get lucky. I like the hand hold you give it, gives it a little pizzas if you know what I mean. Nudge, nudge ,wink wink. mike

  2. yaakov says:

    So what oils will you use for these?

    Be well,


  3. That’s an intriguing way of cutting the recesses, Larry. Shame about the slight burning. Instead of having to raise the cutter for each pass, another approach might have been to place MDF ‘shims’ on the table to effectively raise the height of the board above the table…

    That way, you only have to set the cutter once and, you work by removing one sheet at a time, in between cuts.

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