Making A Beautiful End Grain Cutting Board

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In “The Most EXPENSIVE Cutting Board I’ve Ever Made!!,” Third Coast Craftsman, also known as Chris, embarks on an extraordinary project to create a cutting board for his son’s kindergarten class’s annual fundraiser.

Inspired by the helical weave pattern by Feldhaus Family Woodworking, Chris decides to tackle this complex and beautiful design, despite its intricate construction challenges.

Chris begins by dimensioning rough lumber into flat, square, usable material, choosing black walnut, t’zalam (also known as Caribbean walnut), okoume (used in marine-grade plywood), and maple for their contrasting colors and textures.

He meticulously prepares the wood, ensuring each piece is precisely cut and dimensioned for the project.

The construction of the cutting board involves a series of detailed steps, including resawing the wood to the required thicknesses, gluing up segments to form the initial pattern, and then cutting and reassembling the pieces to create the helical weave effect.

Chris emphasizes the importance of accuracy and precision throughout the process, using a variety of tools and techniques to achieve the desired outcome.

One of the most captivating moments in the video is when Chris brings the partially completed cutting board to his son’s kindergarten class for the children to sign the back. This personal touch adds sentimental value to the piece, making it a unique and special item for the fundraiser.

The auction for the cutting board is a suspenseful climax to the video, with bids starting at $200 and quickly escalating. The final bid of $1,400 far exceeds Chris’s expectations, highlighting the cutting board’s craftsmanship, beauty, and the community’s support for the school fundraiser.

Chris’s project showcases not only his woodworking skills but also his creativity and dedication to contributing to a meaningful cause.

The video is a testament to the power of craftsmanship and community, inspiring viewers to undertake their woodworking projects with passion and purpose.

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