Oak End Grain Butcher Block

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Here is an end grain oak butcher block that I just finished as a mothers day gift. I really like the way the grain looks. I used the individual square glue up method and it worked pretty well. I made sure that I was very careful with the glue up so I didn’t give myself hours of sanding. After the glue was dry, the top was a little uneven. First, I tried using the belt sander but it took way too long and made a big mess. I then used a low angle jack plane and it worked much better. After that I just quickly evened out the sides of the butcher block with the disc sander. I then started finish sanding with a random orbital sander starting at 100 grit and going all the way up to 1000 grit. Finally, I finished it with a couple coats of Watco Butcher Block Oil and Finish. For a first butcher block I am very happy with the way it turned out. Now off to try tumbling blocks :-)

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#1 posted 05-09-2010 09:17 PM

Looks like a solid built block and your write up was great!

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

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#2 posted 05-09-2010 09:26 PM

Nice cutting board.

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#3 posted 05-10-2010 12:22 AM

Indeed, it is a mite-y fine board. I hope it gets many years of frequent use!

-- Mark, Portland, OR - what's for dinner?

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#4 posted 05-10-2010 12:26 AM

Looks great! I like the look of the end grain boards, too.
I’ll bet your mom is very, very pleased!

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#5 posted 05-10-2010 01:22 AM

Solid! I likes me cuttin’ boards beefy! Anyone who actually COOKS knows that this is what you need.

I really need to make one.

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers.

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#6 posted 05-10-2010 03:10 AM

The way the grain stands out is very cool. That would make a great mothers day gift. I guess since I missed this one, I will have to build one before next year. (fortunately, I have 364 days to complete it :-)

Nice work and thanks for posting.

-- TheQueTip, Killeen Texas - All tools I've purchased from Harbor Freight eventually became a hammer.

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#7 posted 07-21-2012 02:57 AM

I love the rustic look of this cutting board!

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