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Offline GeeWilly

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End-grain board - with plywood
« on: June 05, 2017, 02:20 PM »
Been meaning to make an end-grain board for a while now, but thought I would have a practice first on a scrap piece of 21mm birch ply.

Edged in oak, and oiled with burnt linseed.

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Offline SRSemenza

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Re: End-grain board - with plywood
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2017, 04:14 PM »
Hi,

  Welcome to the forum!  [smile]

      Practice or no, end / edge plywood  or no ........ that just looks really cool !  [cool]


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Offline tony_sheehan

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Re: End-grain board - with plywood
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2017, 04:55 PM »
Very cool. I wonder if the design could be adapted to make a chess board.... or, now that I think of it, it would make a very nice top for a side table or cabinet

Offline Poindexter

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Re: End-grain board - with plywood
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2017, 06:54 AM »
That's cool!  Good example of making something "luxurious" with some basic BORG materials.

Offline waho6o9

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Re: End-grain board - with plywood
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2017, 12:17 PM »
Awesome end-grain board and welcome to the FOG GeeWilly!

Offline demographic

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Re: End-grain board - with plywood
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2017, 03:32 AM »
As its plywood technically I'd call it 50/50 long grain and endgrain [wink]
Looks good though.

Offline ear3

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Re: End-grain board - with plywood
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2017, 07:37 AM »
I like how since you made the horizontal pieces slightly longer than the vertical ones, you end up creating a basket weave effect.
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Offline ben_r_

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Re: End-grain board - with plywood
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2017, 08:32 AM »
Nicely done! That looks very cool!

I wonder though, this is the first time I have ever seen an "end grain" style cutting board done with plywood, would there be any healthy safety issues with cutting on plywood being that there is glue in between all those layers? Im not thinking it'd be safe to cut food on something like this.

Not that you said it would be used for food, but when pictures of stuff like this start floating around the net people will build it without thinking about it.
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Offline Jim Kirkpatrick

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Re: End-grain board - with plywood
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2017, 08:45 AM »
Very nice first post!  I like it a lot.  A small box top or a door front to a small wall cabinet come to mind for me.

Offline GeeWilly

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Re: End-grain board - with plywood
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2017, 06:52 AM »
Many thanks for the responses.

A reply to ben_r_; yes, I agree with you. I have no idea what is in the glues used to make the plywood, so perhaps not a good idea as a cutting board. I have to admit though, I was more concerned about its robustness as a chopping board, seeing as its just many, many tiny pieces of wood all stuck together.

The wife is happy with it as a board for placing hot dishes though.   [smile]