11 1/2' x 4 1/2' Edge Grain Maple Butcher Block

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Project by ARTTdylan posted 05-20-2010 10:09 PM 3154 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is an island countertop we made for a customer. Hopefully I can get some pictures after it is finished and installed.

-- Dylan - -

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#1 posted 05-20-2010 11:01 PM

How do you manage to flatten a top that large? Do you have the world’s biggest wide belt sander, or do it in sections, or something else entirely? Impressive scale on the final product.

-- Allen, Colorado

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#2 posted 05-21-2010 01:25 AM

That baby looks flat as a pancake from where I sit!

Did you use those “Barrels O Clamps” in the second picture to glue it up?

Can’t wait to see the finished product!

-- Eric down in sunny Florida.

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#3 posted 05-21-2010 02:14 AM


-- Peter, Central VA

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#5 posted 05-21-2010 02:51 AM

that’s just nice,,,real nice..

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC

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#6 posted 05-21-2010 06:36 AM

Wow… How many BF did it take?

-- Ian, Tennessee

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#7 posted 05-21-2010 06:39 AM

Looks great nice work

-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 05-21-2010 11:36 AM

huge! My guess is you do it in 24-30” strips through the wide belt, then glue and sand with a D.A. Or do you have a connection to a machine we never seen? Very impressive

-- Live by what you believe, not what they want you to believe.

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#9 posted 05-21-2010 12:02 PM

I don’t know whats more impressive, the amount clamps, glue or the top. Awsome job.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#10 posted 05-21-2010 01:40 PM

Awesome top! I worked for a custom cabinet shop and would have liked to offer something like that! As others have mentioned, could we have some details about cutting, prepping, gluing, construction, etc. Thanks.

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#11 posted 05-21-2010 03:29 PM

Outstanding job!!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#12 posted 05-21-2010 04:22 PM

Great counter top. I would also love to hear some of your answers to the above questions.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#13 posted 02-21-2013 12:28 PM

great job, and yes I also would like to know how you got it sanded so flat.
The biggest drum sander I ever saw is 4 feet, most are 3 feet wide.

-- Dave, from Canada,

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