What’s the big deal with end grain cutting boards?

So what’s the big deal with end grain cutting boards? I’ve never quite understood… until now! In this video, I’ll walk you through the advantages of end-grain cutting boards and the main challenges with making them. To help tackle those challenges, I’ll build 3 simple jigs as I walk you through how to make a brick pattern end grain cutting board. Grab the plans below!


Brick Pattern End Grain Cutting Board | Build Plans

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0:00 I don’t get it
0:39 Advantages of end-grain cutting boards
1:51 Challenges with making them
3:06 Milling and prep work
3:58 Jig #1 – Make a thin strip cutting jig
5:53 First glue up: 2 panels
7:59 Jig #2 – Make a simple panel cutting sled
10:32 Cut panels into even strips
12:59 Resaw thin end-grain strips
14:24 Final glue up – brick pattern
16:15 Jig #3 – Make a router flattening sled
18:45 Final flattening
21:34 Shaping & sanding
23:00 Finger pulls
24:07 Apply finish
24:53 Add feet
25:14 Get the plans!

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Author: Rich