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Project by athomas5009 posted 10-28-2015 01:07 PM 1090 views 3 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my 1st attempt at making a cutting board. It was a wedding gift for my sister in law. Walnut and maple brick pattern 18”L x 12”W x 1 3/4” T. I routed a juice groove, some handles on the backside and added the recessed rubber feet. I went with 4 coats or food safe varnish 25% poly /75% turps.

The gift was a total hit and I was really pleased with how it came out. It was suppose to be an end grain board but I ran end to some milling issues and had to go with a long grain instead.

-- Sometimes you're flush and sometimes you're bust, and when you're up, it's never as good as it seems, and when you're down, you never think you'll be up again, but life goes on.





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Dave Dufour

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#1 posted 10-28-2015 01:53 PM

Nice Job

-- Dave, from Canada, http://simplywoodproducts.ca

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bearkatwood

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#2 posted 10-28-2015 01:55 PM

That is an amazing board, it looks like a brick wall. Very striking. well done!

-- Brian Noel

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WoodNSawdust

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#3 posted 10-28-2015 02:01 PM

Very nice looking cutting board!

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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Bob A in NJ

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#4 posted 10-28-2015 02:13 PM

Good looking board for sure!

-- Bob A in NJ

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athomas5009

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#5 posted 10-28-2015 04:07 PM

Thanks guys. The brick pattern isn’t really hard it’s just 2-3xs the milling. But in my book it’s definetly worth the effort.

I really wish the end grain part planned out but my planer was a few hundredths off. Which made it impossible because with all the flipping involved that error gets multiplied 10-20x’s in the end.

All in all it still came out nice. Was a good 1st attempt, I learned a lot about making cutting boards and found out my planer needed a tune up. Definitely a must do project for those that haven’t yet.

Feel free to message me if anyone wants a short rundown with 4-5 pics showing how to make the brick pattern board.

-- Sometimes you're flush and sometimes you're bust, and when you're up, it's never as good as it seems, and when you're down, you never think you'll be up again, but life goes on.

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fivecodys

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#6 posted 10-28-2015 04:33 PM

Wow! The is fantastic. It does look like a brick wall.
Almost too pretty to use.

-- Chem, Central California

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athomas5009

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#7 posted 10-28-2015 05:37 PM

3 people at the wedding shower made the same to pretty to use comment lol.

Made me chuckle because it can be retouched in 30mins with a sander and wiping varnish. But I guess some people don’t want to be bothered

-- Sometimes you're flush and sometimes you're bust, and when you're up, it's never as good as it seems, and when you're down, you never think you'll be up again, but life goes on.

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#8 posted 10-28-2015 07:45 PM

Love the design. I can see that would be well accepted

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#9 posted 10-28-2015 07:52 PM

Very nice work. It’s a real beauty.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Woodbum

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#10 posted 10-28-2015 08:24 PM

Very nice 1st effort, or 5th or 10th for that matter. End grain or long grain…it really doesn’t matter. Nobody would know except a woodworker and so far we all like it no matter. I can see why it was well received. Also, your signature is outstanding! It was pretty inspirational at a time when I am facing some adversity in my life. The words are so true. Thanks.

-- "Now I'm just another old guy wearing funny clothes"

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JimRochester

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#11 posted 10-28-2015 08:29 PM

Nice job. Just made some brick wall boards myself. Will have to get them posted. Good job for a first board.

-- Schooled in the advanced art of sawdust and woodchip manufacturing.

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Pointer

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#12 posted 10-29-2015 01:09 AM

Nicely done. No doubt this took a bit of work.

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

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#13 posted 10-29-2015 08:37 AM

Nice work, People sure love them. I really hate making them now with over 300 that have gone out of the shop. But I’m finishing 3 more rightnow LOL Enjoy you will be making these for a long time to come.

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

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JimRochester

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#14 posted 10-29-2015 10:00 AM



Nicely done. No doubt this took a bit of work.

- Pointer

Mine were pretty fun to make. Obviously athomas has made some nice stuff previously but people don’t usually go that elaborate on a first project of this type so kudos.

-- Schooled in the advanced art of sawdust and woodchip manufacturing.

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majuvla

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#15 posted 10-29-2015 11:55 AM

Amaizing ‘raised panel’ shape!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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