New style butcher block

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Project by degoose posted 03-31-2009 10:33 AM 2180 views 3 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This one of two projects I made today.. wanted to think outside the box. I know someone has probably already done this but I did it anyway. This is endgrain butcher block [bevel cut at 60? degrees ] with an edgegrain boarder splined and double mitre splined.
Timber used was Queensland Maple and Tasmanian Blackwood with the double mitre splines in Purpleheart.
Size is 11’ by 14” by 1 1/4”. I think next time I will make it twice that size.

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#1 posted 03-31-2009 11:02 AM

nice looking cutter…..

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#2 posted 03-31-2009 12:02 PM

If I lived closer I would sneak over to your wood pile and steal some! haha!
Great job as always Larry!

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#3 posted 03-31-2009 12:15 PM

If U lived closer U could come over and I would give you some timber from my wood pile
Thanks for the comments ‘


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#4 posted 03-31-2009 12:32 PM

I love all the projects in the pictures! You have quite a collection of handiwork there and some beautiful woods. I, too, am jealous!!

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#5 posted 03-31-2009 12:35 PM

Great looking cutting boards. Keep thinking outside the box.

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#6 posted 03-31-2009 02:16 PM

Very nice cutting board.

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#7 posted 03-31-2009 02:31 PM

Nice looking cutting board!

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#8 posted 03-31-2009 04:01 PM


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#9 posted 04-01-2009 01:14 AM

Larry, I have seen a lot of cutting boards but this one is certainly unique. Nice job of thinking outside the box on this one.

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#10 posted 04-01-2009 01:23 AM

I woke up at 4 AM the other day and couldn’t wait to get out to the shed and get started on it..all up took 8 Hours including drying time. I got the idea I think from the chevron / zigzag boards I make.. so just bevel cut the timber and joined and cut again and glued again and then?
And now for something completely different!
What’s next? I don’t know YET will wake up with a newish design and go from there
cheer and beers Larry

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#11 posted 04-01-2009 02:13 AM

i really like this one!!!

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#12 posted 04-01-2009 04:59 AM

Beautiful boards ! what are you finishing them with ?

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#13 posted 04-01-2009 06:11 AM

Hey Larry very nice board another great design.


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#14 posted 04-01-2009 07:21 AM

I use a product made here in OZ called “Hard Burnishing Oil”.. oil that is then heat burnish with fine grit [320 up to 1200] wet and dry glass paper on a random orbit sander. and then finish with another Ozzie product called ” Wood Wipe. ”. A combination of nut and citrus oils.. You wipe on buff off with clean cloth. Both products ore organic and food safe and made by a company called “Organoil”

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#15 posted 04-01-2009 12:08 PM

Nice work!

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