butcher block

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Project by alderrock posted 03-13-2010 04:39 AM 2448 views 9 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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made this for my oldest son, after he became a chef, made of hard maple

-- Dale

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#1 posted 03-13-2010 04:41 AM

nice work

-- Tim, Nevada MO

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#2 posted 03-13-2010 04:44 AM

So, how much does that thing weigh?

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#3 posted 03-13-2010 04:48 AM

Looks great and heavy

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#4 posted 03-13-2010 05:39 AM

Great job. Beefy enough to last forever.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#5 posted 03-13-2010 08:06 AM


-- Childress Woodworks

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#6 posted 03-13-2010 03:00 PM

Nice !..My back hurts looking at it !

-- bill

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#7 posted 03-13-2010 04:30 PM

Now that’s a butcher block.

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM

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#8 posted 03-13-2010 04:42 PM

are those dowels going through the entire side to help prevent cracking/gaps due to expansion contraction? nicely done!

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#9 posted 03-13-2010 05:08 PM

WOW! How does that thing wiegh?

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#10 posted 03-14-2010 07:56 AM

Nice work! Can you tell us a bit about how you put it together? How did you do the glue-up? Are the dowels at the ends functional or decorative?

Good job! Your son is lucky!

-- Chuck Huffman, Lake Forest Park, Washington,

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#11 posted 03-15-2010 05:15 PM

WOW. Fabulous. You teased us with the photo. Now we need some information. Are you covering up steel bolts with those dowels? or are they wooden dowel rods? What about an oil finish?
How can you expect us to copy anyth…I mean learn anything if you don’t clue us in?

-- Kinky Friedman: "The first thing I'll do if I'm elected is demand a recount."

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#12 posted 03-16-2010 03:56 AM

It is heavy, I let my son move it, but he loves it. The dowels are plugs that cover bolts, there are also 1/4 inch splines of hard board to help keep thing together. made this when I had a craftsman contractor tablesaw, after that I went out and got a new 3 hp cabinet saw.

-- Dale

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#13 posted 03-21-2010 11:01 PM

deffently a chef wurthy
thankĀ“s for sharing


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