Cutting board binge- Brick pattern and more

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Project by semi75 posted 632 days ago 5236 views 40 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 632 days ago

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

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#2 posted 632 days ago

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

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#3 posted 632 days ago

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

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#4 posted 632 days ago

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

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#5 posted 632 days ago

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

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#6 posted 632 days ago

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 632 days ago

Love the brick pattern. Solid looking boards.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#8 posted 632 days ago

Great looking boards

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#9 posted 631 days ago

Great boards!

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#10 posted 631 days ago

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.

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#11 posted 631 days ago

beautiful boards

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#12 posted 631 days ago

Great looking boards

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#13 posted 631 days ago


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 631 days ago

lovely boards, nice designs!

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#15 posted 631 days ago

Nice work. Great use of the colors and patterns.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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