Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
End grain cutting board question
Iíve been building shelves and assembling cabinets and stuff for years, but recently started taking an interest in crafting. So yesterday, I thought I would take a shot at making an end grain cutting board, since I cook frequently, and it looked fairly straightforward to build.
Last night, I glued up all my pieces (1st glue-up), and today noticed that one of my pieces must have been misaligned when tightening up my clamps. Now, I have a fairly visible gap in the middle of my cutting board. Is this salvageable or do I now have a nice stack of firewood? I started sanding it down, but then thought about this becoming a nice place for bacteria to form on a finished cutting board. Iím assuming that all the pieces must be flush and jointed, otherwise no one would do this from the beginning. Am I correct? Could I cut the pieces that slipped up when clamping and glue them again flush? The finished product doesnít need to look perfect, since itís mostly practice, but Iíd like for it to be functional.