HOW-TO VIDEO: Build an End Grain Cutting Board with a Woodmaster

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Click and watch Paul Mayer make a handsome brick-patterned cuttingboard with a Woodmaster Molder/Planer!

Complete construction diagrams and cut list are included in the video

Complete construction diagrams and cut list are included in the video

In this how-to woodworking video, woodworker and author Paul Mayer walks you through all the steps to create a beautiful end grain cutting board with a cool brick wall pattern with help from his Woodmaster 4-in-1 Molder/Planer.

All the steps are shown, and all the diagrams and measurements are embedded right in the video itself. Just hit “print screen” and print the images out from any graphics application. Take them out to your shop and start building!

This is a fun project to build,” says woodworker and Woodmaster Owner, Paul Mayer. “You can use these cutting boards yourself or give them as gifts — people love them.”

"I start all my projects by putting the wood through my Woodmaster set up as a planer. This assures the wood is flat, smooth, and the exact thickness I want."

“I start all my projects by putting the wood through my Woodmaster set up as a planer. This assures the wood is flat, smooth, and the exact thickness I want.”

Make your own handsome, food safe, end grain cutting board following Paul’s video instructions. Click and watch — everything you need to know is here including Paul’s detailed 3-D construction diagrams and cut list.

In this video, Paul demonstrates how to glue up alternating rows of walnut and maple woods to achieve the unique "brick-and-mortar" pattern.

In this video, Paul demonstrates how to glue up alternating rows of walnut and maple woods to achieve the unique “brick-and-mortar” pattern.

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Woodmaster’s a combo planer, drum sander, molder, gang rip saw

“I built this cutting board using my Woodmaster,” says Paul. “I set it up as a planer to dimension and surface the wood. That’s an important first step to make sure you end up with a really professional quality cutting board.”

"I change the Woodmaster over from a Planer to a Drum Sander simply by swapping the head. It only takes a few minutes."

“I change the Woodmaster over from a Planer to a Drum Sander simply by swapping the head. It only takes a few minutes.”

Paul explains more. “Then I switched my Woodmaster over to a drum sanding machine by taking out the planer head and putting in the drum sander head instead. Of course you can build this other ways but the Woodmaster is a very efficient way to create a perfectly flat, smooth surface. It’s 4 machines in 1 – a combo planer, drum sander, molding machine, and gang rip saw, all in just 9 square feet of shop space.”

"Woodmaster's unique Reversing Switch brings the wood back to me as I sand. This saves me from having to run laps around my Woodmaster from infeed to outfeed."

“Woodmaster’s unique Reversing Switch brings the wood back to me as I sand. This saves me from having to run laps around my Woodmaster from infeed to outfeed.”

Beautiful, durable, food safe

Build this outstanding cutting board from walnut and maple as Paul does, or choose your own woods. “Because this is an end grain cutting board, it’s gentle on your knives,” says Paul. “Your knives stay sharper longer. And the board stays handsome because it’s self-healing. When you cut vegetables or meats, the end grain tends to swell up as it absorbs moisture and the cuts close themselves. It stays nicer looking longer.”

Paul reveals how to get the mortar lines straight and tight

"Final sanding with the Woodmaster set up as a drum sander is fast and easy. I take off a little at a time and end up with a perfectly flat, smooth finish."

“Final sanding with the Woodmaster set up as a drum sander is fast and easy. I take off a little at a time and end up with a perfectly flat, smooth finish.”

Make a handsome end grain cutting board. Woodmaster Owner, Paul Mayer, shows you all his tricks of the trade!

Make a handsome end grain cutting board. Woodmaster Owner, Paul Mayer, shows you all his tricks of the trade!

The brick-and-mortar design is visually appealing and it’s simpler to achieve with a Woodmaster than you might imagine. But there’s a clever trick to getting the staggered and alternating mortar lines just right. Don’t worry; Paul shows and tells all.

So click, watch, enjoy, build, and get ready for questions like, “Hey, how in the world did you make that?”

— Paul Mayer, woodworker, author, Woodmaster Owner

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