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Brick wall chopping board

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Project by M_A_Z_Z_I posted 09-18-2014 07:00 PM 1769 views 6 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is another couple of my chopping boards. This time it has a brick wall pattern and is made of white oak and I think Mahogany… Still not sure what wood is it? Some time ago I’ve bought lots of reclaimed flooring boards but the woman I bought it from wasn’t sure what kind of wood was it. If you have any idea what it is please let me know. Anyway it took a while to finish it due to the fact that I was expanding my workshop (new conservatory) so for few months I wasn’t doing any woodworking at all. large board took few hours of sanding due to lack of drum sander (next project to build) finished with soaking in mineral oil and then treated with mixture of clarified beeswax and mineral oil – some call it “choppingboard butter”. the small board is only long grain and is made out of a waste. due to the tear out underneath whilst cross cutting I have almost binned few strips but then I thought it still can be a little board for hot pots etc… hope you like it.

-- Marcin in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, UK





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RRBOU

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#1 posted 09-18-2014 08:36 PM

The bricks look like white oak

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JFred

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#2 posted 09-19-2014 01:04 AM

just finished taking my brickwall pattern cutting board out of the clamps, just need to trim and sand and oil it up and it’s done. I do like your designs. Good job

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#3 posted 09-21-2014 03:45 AM

Marcin,
You may run into some expansion/contraction problems between the end grain “bricks” and the face/flat grain “mortar” pieces. I’m afraid at some point over it’s life in you kitchen it will crack. Next time try using end grain runs for the mortar as well.

Namenick

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semi75

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#4 posted 09-21-2014 09:53 PM

I’m impressed you managed this without a drum sander, they are a bear imo/

I’ve made several of these and surprisingly they hold up very well as long as the mortar sections aren’t too wide. Making the mortar section end grain also is an enormous task that I eventually decided wasn’t worth the effort. The hot pots may cause issues but it’s worth a try.

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#5 posted 09-22-2014 09:31 PM

I appreciate the amount of effort and time! Beautiful job.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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