|Project by 60Grit||posted 01-18-2011 12:18 AM||1739 views||4 times favorited||15 comments|
I finally completed this butcher block. First one i’ve ever made! The block is hard maple, the legs and dowels are sapele. The legs go 8 inches into the block! I ran into a few engineering obstacles, one being clamping the block and the other just being the problems of making everything fit right. Sanding the top and bottom of the block (the end grain) was a bitch. I sanded the top and it took about 5 hrs to completed! I finally decided to rethink it and I made a jig that allowed a router to even out the surface before sanding it.
I’m proud to say that all the glue joints are sound and that the project was a complete success. The only bad part is that I need to sell it : (. I’m in engineering school and my part time job is just not cutting it. It’s so hard to sell something youve put so much time and effort into. Selling it has proved to be futile… oh well
25” x 19” x 14.5”
...it sits proud of 34 inches off the floor a