Cherry butcher block

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Project by Tony posted 02-06-2011 01:53 AM 2395 views 4 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I went lumber shopping one day and the person i buy from had some pieces of 5/4 sel. cherry. I deceided to make a couple very nice butcher blocks for some customers. They have been very happy with them and they have liked how the grain is a light and a dark red, and has an S in the middle if you look at them right. I have one question to ask, i have been hearing about this cutting board club. Would i be allowed to be a part of with these 2 boards and the others i have made too.

-- The Olson workshop

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#1 posted 02-06-2011 01:58 AM

Very good arrangement of grain pattern. Excellent gluing. Keep it up.

-- Bert

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#2 posted 02-06-2011 02:19 AM

Nice work

-- Vince

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#3 posted 02-06-2011 02:31 AM

You’re already in the club , my friend : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#4 posted 02-06-2011 03:13 AM

Nice board I really like the look of the grain also. Welcome to the butcher block club.

-- I started off with nothing I have most of it left

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#5 posted 02-06-2011 04:54 AM


This is a really special cutting board . . . not that we would ever cut on it. It’s t-o-o nice. Beautiful!


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#6 posted 02-06-2011 09:39 AM

You can be in the club but the initiation can be brutal. All I can say is you will need plenty of Cream Cheese and a and engine oil filter. Hope you make it through ;)

-- I wouldn't be so arrogant if you weren't such a moron!

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#7 posted 02-06-2011 01:52 PM

That is sweet.
You really took that endgrain for a drive. A really nice design.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#8 posted 02-06-2011 07:49 PM

Nice eye on your grain layout; it’s quite the pattern there!

You’ve got my vote for admission.

Did you use mineral oil and wax?

-- 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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#9 posted 02-07-2011 02:43 AM

Jon i use a butcher block oil that i got a few years ago that brings the grain out very nice like this one did

-- The Olson workshop

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#10 posted 02-07-2011 06:52 PM

Tony, nice blocks my friend. Beyond your endgrain/wood choice (which is great) the actual shaping and sizing of your boards are really nice. Welcome to the club.

-- Measure, cut, curse, repeat.

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#11 posted 02-09-2011 01:15 AM

The subtle contrast is a beauty in itself. It shows the artist’s contrast at the same level as the native wood’s grain. Nature and the artist are on the same level.

Nicely done.

-- Don't apprentice under anyone with less than ten fingers.

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