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Project by benham posted 12-03-2010 08:01 PM 2127 views 3 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I took a cutting board Idea and turned it into a 3’x5’ counter top





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SASmith

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#1 posted 12-03-2010 08:12 PM

Amazing. How thick is it?

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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Jimthecarver

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#2 posted 12-03-2010 08:12 PM

Holy Buckets man….thats one beautiful top.
Tell us more about it, wood choice, finish?
Very well done.
Thanks for sharing.

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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Maveric777

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#3 posted 12-03-2010 08:22 PM

I Love It! Way to cool!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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toolferone

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#4 posted 12-03-2010 08:30 PM

Very cool!! Share the details please.

-- Tom, http://www.dreamshopwoodworks.com

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Chip

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#5 posted 12-03-2010 08:49 PM

Great piece. Would make a terrific kitchen island or is that what it’s being used for? Love it!

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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rdlaurance

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#6 posted 12-03-2010 08:53 PM

Stunning… absolutely stunning!

-- Rick, south Sweden

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#7 posted 12-03-2010 09:12 PM

sweeet!

Nice job

-- David in Damascus, MD

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Nick_Osbourne

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#8 posted 12-03-2010 09:31 PM

I’m glad to see this turned out! I can only imagine the hell you went through during glue up. I like the trim around the edge. Beautiful work!

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rydonmf

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#9 posted 12-03-2010 10:40 PM

Looks Great! What cake is this frosting going to top?

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dakremer

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#10 posted 12-04-2010 01:18 AM

even though i’m sure thats very heavy, and it’d make a great countertop – i think it’d look awesome hanging on the wall as some art!!

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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cwdance1

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#11 posted 12-04-2010 04:05 AM

What a great project, love the wood

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Jonathan

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#12 posted 12-04-2010 04:35 AM

I bet that took a few clamps to get it all to come together!

How did you proceed with the glue-up on a larger piece like this? Did you break it into sections, then put those together, or what was your process here?

Great idea to enlarge something that we’ve all seen lots of times, turning it into more of a permanent showpiece in the kitchen!

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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benham

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#13 posted 12-04-2010 05:19 AM

The wood I used was Maple, Walnut and Cherry. The top is 2”thick all 8/4. When I glued it up I made a giant square from 4 layers 0f MDF that I could use to assemble the pcs. sq. I then used a 3” web clamp with long cheater bar and all the bar clamps I could get around it . I used Gorilla glue to extend the open time and I had my sweet wife with a 4” paint roller applying glue as I placed the pcs. HURRY

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jerryw

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#14 posted 12-04-2010 05:29 AM

thats insane. what a conversation piece. great looking counter top. best i’ve ever seen.

-- jerryw-wva.

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Jonathan

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#15 posted 12-04-2010 05:29 AM

Sometimes, teamwork is the only way to go.

Thanks for the details on the glue-up.

Exceptional results, and like jerryw said, certainly a conversation piece.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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