End Grain Cutting Board Calculator

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When it comes to crafting wooden projects, one crucial factor often overlooked is calculating the starting length of a board. Without this fundamental measurement, achieving your desired project size can be a challenging endeavor. 

Allow me to introduce you to an invaluable tool – the end grain cutting board calculator. With its precision and ease of use, it will effortlessly handle the intricate task of determining the ideal starting length for your woodworking projects. 

End Grain Cutting Board Calculator Formula

This calculator is designed to simplify and streamline your measurements. However, if you’re curious about how the variables are computed, here is the formula:

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How much material do I need for an end grain cutting board?

To make an end grain cutting board you do not need many materials. You only need the right amount of wood to make a cutting board. The number of materials you will use depends solely on your desired size of the board. 

For a regular end grain cutting board, you will need ¾ dense hardwood with close grain. On the thickness side of things, your cutting board should not be more than 1-2 inches.

How thick should an end grain cutting board be?

The thickness of the end grain cutting board should be about two inches to two-and-a-half inches. This is the ideal thickness to prevent your board to warp or crack easily. Anything less than this depth will make the board prone to breakage and anything more will make it too heavy for you to use.

How do you plane an end grain cutting board?

Planing an end grain cutting board is inadvisable if you are inexperienced. To plane your end grain cutting board ensure that the planer blades are sharp, and use anti-tear-out pieces on both sides of the end grain cutting board. Lastly, use glue runners to prevent the board from braking.

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Robert Johnson is a passionate furniture maker & carpenter, sought after for his knowledge on the craft.
You’ve probably seen his down-to-earth wisdom in USA Today, Bobvila, Family Handyman, and The Spruce, where he has shared commentary and guidance on various woodworking topics.

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