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Carpenter Tips: Avoiding Cutting Board Router "Tear out"

As I develop my skills as a carpenter I like to share  “little discoveries” that have made a difference in my projects.  Much of what I have learned is from watching videos and then putting that knowledge into action, so I thought I’d first give a nod to some helpful sources. When it comes to making end grain cutting boards I have primarily used 3 sources. The “Wood Whisperer” ( is very informative and entertaining; Mtmwood ( has exceptional Youtube videos and The Boardsmith (  Although the boardsmith doesn’t include videos he has some great information on “why” we do endgrain boards.   These artisans have been gracious enough to share their expertise with the world, so I try to...

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