Walnut and Maple Brick pattern cutting board

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Project by UncleStumpy posted 11-15-2015 02:46 AM 1515 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was looking at cutting boards on Google Images and saw some with this brick pattern and I thought it was pleasing to the eye and a great pattern, so I decided to make one. Now it seems that EVERYBODY has made one, so it is not unique, but I had a gas making it. Of course it will be on Ebay and Etsy – gotta’ try and make a few bucks during the holidays!

Walnut and Maple. 12” x 16”. 3/4” thick. Finished with butcher Block Oil. Handles routed into the sides.

One note: No matter how you try, the glue up never comes out perfectly flat and then there is the squeeze out all over the place. I don’t have a thickness planer, so I looked into jigs to flatten it out. I found that a router jig using a flat bottom straight bit worked super. Just some additional sanding to even out the router passes. I was using a 1/2 inch wide bit and had to make a zillion passes, so I will be buying a 1 inch bit in the future.

Looks like my holiday gift making will be cutting boards and toys. Both of which I enjoy immensely!

Happy Holidays guys!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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#1 posted 11-15-2015 03:00 AM

Nice looking board Ray! Good luck on the sale.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#2 posted 11-15-2015 03:01 AM


Being happy with what you do is gooooooood! LOL!

My chainsaw keeps quitting on me. I’m spending more time fixing my tool than using it.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#3 posted 11-15-2015 04:27 AM

You’re one patient woodworker Ray…looks good and someone will be very happy to buy it as a Christmas gift…

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#4 posted 11-15-2015 04:27 AM

The walnut and Maple go together great. Nice job Ray. Glad you are enjoying the shop time and good luck on sales.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#5 posted 11-15-2015 12:43 PM

Looks like a lot of work! You’ve got the joints bisecting on the narrow part of the brick. I would have done this on the long side of the brick to mimic horizontal brick laying if that makes sense.

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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#6 posted 11-15-2015 01:00 PM

Cool cutting board, Ray

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#7 posted 11-15-2015 04:45 PM

Randy-ATX Hey, nobody was supposed to notice that!

Good eye my friend. I was just trying to use up the short pieces of Walnut I had left lying around the shop and this was how I got the pieces to work.

I think it still looks cool anyway!

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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#8 posted 11-15-2015 06:37 PM

Ray it does look cool! It’s not easy to do what you did, and you did a great job.

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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#9 posted 11-17-2015 06:19 PM

Well done. Boards are fun and quick to do in the shop.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#10 posted 11-19-2015 01:37 PM

This is very cool U. Stumps

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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