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I was commissioned to make this cutting board for a friend. It was made out of walnut and maple. I wanted to brick to be padauk but I couldn’t find any in my area. The whole board is end grain. The “brick” is 1.5”x2.5”. The “mortar” is 1/4” thick. I basically followed the youtube video by MTM Wood. If you haven’t done so, check it out.

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#1 posted 09-11-2015 12:31 AM

That looks very striking, the contrast makes the bricks really stand out.
Congratulations on a great job and thanks for showing.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#2 posted 09-11-2015 01:12 AM

Great pattern. Very nicely done.

-- Joe - - Laughter is like a windshied wiper, it doesn't stop the rain but allows us to keep going.

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#3 posted 09-11-2015 02:30 AM

Great board, MTM is very effecient when making boards. He’s like a machine. I’ve chatted with him a bit in the past. Great guy and woodworker.

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

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#4 posted 09-11-2015 10:19 AM

great job on that board!!!

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#5 posted 09-11-2015 03:07 PM

Nice board. I just watched the video, if someone is to actually use those cutting boards, how long before tjey would need to be recoated with the sealent

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Grant Davis

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#6 posted 09-11-2015 03:28 PM

Yes definitely a great pattern and nice grain to compliment it.

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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#7 posted 09-11-2015 05:57 PM

Do you have a giant belt sander like he does or did you use something else for those parts?

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#8 posted 09-11-2015 06:17 PM

Outstanding brick pattern- my favourite. Even looks better than it would be with padouk.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#9 posted 09-11-2015 08:21 PM

Thank you all for the compliment.

FancyShoes: I made a simple end grain board for my use and I recoated once in the last 5 years and it’s doing fine. I think ideally you’re suppose to recoat it once a year.

Shane: I didn’t have a giant belt sander at the time, so I used a random orbital sander. It was time consuming. Since I’ve made a belt sander based on the ShopNotes or Wood magazine article (using table saw motor).

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woodshaver (Tony)

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#10 posted 09-11-2015 11:18 PM

What an eye catcher! Definitely a winning design! Love the way you made the bricks stand out with the contrasting wood.

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#11 posted 09-12-2015 03:27 AM

You wanted to look like bricks and you nailed it … maybe glued it!
Really nice and striking breadboard.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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