wood grain, as at the end of a board, resulting from a cut across the grain.
- end-grain, adjective
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How to use end grain in a sentence
With wooden cutting boards, you have two basic choices, end grain or edge grain.
End-grain boards are more expensive than other types of cutting boards.
Edge-grain boards are not as strong as end-grain boards but they cost significantly less.
A piece of hard wood is shaped on the end grain to fit the depression made in the lead.Copper Work | Augustus F. Rose
The end grain is usually protected by nailing on a strip of timber, chamfered on both edges.Woodwork Joints | William Fairham
The gouge that is commonly used for cutting concave outlines on end grain, is the inside bevel gouge.
Where both hands are free to hold the plane, the block-plane has no advantage over a smooth-plane, even on end grain.
Since the block-plane is intended chiefly for use on end grain, no cap is needed to break the shavings.