Mesquite butcher block. End grain.

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Project by BlueStingrayBoots posted 09-25-2014 11:55 PM 1958 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Mesquite butcher block with an end grain top. 10” block, 36” tall and 25×27 cutting area. Brushed on clear epoxy and tung oil on the base and sides. The top has butcher block oil. Next time around I’ll try a uniform design for the top. Thanks for looking. :)

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#1 posted 09-26-2014 12:19 AM

I like it! And you gave me a great idea to make live edge bases!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#2 posted 09-26-2014 01:38 AM

I LOVE the variation of the grain as it gives it a LOT of character and movement. Don’t bother with the traditional (boring) patterns. Great job!

I don’t think the live edge of the log quite matches the sophisticated butcher top pattern. A simple sleek line with a slight curve is needed for the rest of the block’s legs as you don’t want to distract from the fantastic pattern of the top.

Still, it’s quite a unique piece.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#3 posted 09-26-2014 01:46 AM

Thanks MMH! Yeah, I kinda like to just roll the bones and see what i get for patterns or what mother nature decides. I shot for the middle ages block but not gonna put a New York strip on something so barbaric ;)

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#4 posted 09-26-2014 02:18 AM

Very unique and beautiful. You can be really proud of this one. Thanks for sharing with us.

-- Flying MLB *** A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.

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#5 posted 09-27-2014 12:39 PM

Very cool, I like the top just the way it is. Nice finish also

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