Cutting board binge- Brick pattern and more

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Project by semi75 posted 12-09-2012 01:59 AM 17092 views 50 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been a little busy making cutting boards for Christmas. I learned how to make most of them here so I though I would post what I’ve learned.
1 Walnut and Maple Brick Pattern- My favorite
2 Maple and Cherry brick pattern end grain
3 Plaid style- These were a little harder to keep lined up than I thought they would be
4 Maple and Walnut subway tile pattern- end grain
5 Drunken Alice in Wonderland
6 Altered Wood Whisperer design

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#1 posted 12-09-2012 02:30 AM

Wow wow wow you have been busy,fantastic looking boards,great job.


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#2 posted 12-09-2012 02:48 AM

I really like the brick pattern, it’s the first time I’ve seen that.
Nice work.

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#3 posted 12-09-2012 02:54 AM

Beautiful! How’d you do the brick pattern? I love it!

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#4 posted 12-09-2012 03:44 AM

Wow that brick pattern is way neat for sure, must have been a super layout to come up with

-- "older I get, the more fun I have"

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#5 posted 12-09-2012 03:52 AM

They all look great ! There will be a lot of smiles come Christmas day : )

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#6 posted 12-09-2012 03:53 AM

Thanks for the comments.

For the brick pattern you decide your brick width and main wood. I used 2.5 walnut and .25 maple for the mortar. I glued the 2.5 long grain strips with the .25 strips between.  On one end you will use half the brick width to create the running bond in the second glue up. In my case it was 1.25. I used .25 maple for the mortar. After that dries you just crosscut and flip every other strip lilke any other end grain. The only part that I find tedious is resawing .25 width boards for end grain mortar and then cutting them to the width of the finished board. I was lazy on the maple and walnut subway tile one and used long grain strips on my second glue up and I didn’t like the finished product as much.

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#7 posted 12-09-2012 04:10 AM

Love the brick pattern. Solid looking boards.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#8 posted 12-09-2012 04:31 AM

Great looking boards

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#9 posted 12-09-2012 05:27 AM

Great boards!

-- whole-hearted

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#10 posted 12-09-2012 11:51 AM

These look great!

On a side note, if I understand what you are saying with this point; “I was lazy on the maple and walnut subway tile one and used long grain strips on my second glue up”, the joint that is created between the end grain row and the long grain row is a cross gain joint, and one of this length is bound to cause trouble.

-- Paul Mayer,

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#11 posted 12-09-2012 12:43 PM

beautiful boards

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#12 posted 12-09-2012 01:19 PM

Great looking boards

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#13 posted 12-09-2012 02:06 PM


I’m a little worried about the end grain/long grain glue joint as well on the one board. Luckily I figured out how to not have that problem in the future. I’m hoping that due to the cross grain width being 1/4 inch expansion and contraction won’t be enough to mater. I’m also hoping the salad bowl finish seals the end grain enough that the moisture absorbtion is kept to a minimun as it is in long grain. Only time will tell.

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#14 posted 12-09-2012 02:12 PM

lovely boards, nice designs!

-- ''if you don't know what it does... don't f*** about with it'' - Ivan Hill, my grand farther

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#15 posted 12-09-2012 02:14 PM

Nice work. Great use of the colors and patterns.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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