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Project by SASmith posted 07-25-2011 10:18 PM 1514 views 5 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a butcher block I finished recently. Approximately 12”x18” and over 2” thick. Bookmatched cherry and walnut. I wiped it down with water to raise the grain two times then finished with mineral oil and beeswax.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois





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SPalm

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#1 posted 07-25-2011 10:35 PM

Nice. That’s a beast, but a pretty beast.

I like the water grain raising concept. I wash and re-oil boards too. They seem to finally calm down.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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degoose

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#2 posted 07-25-2011 10:46 PM

Outstanding use of a bookmatch…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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#3 posted 07-25-2011 10:46 PM

Beautiful cutting board. I think Charlie Brown would be a fan too!

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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Jonathan

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#4 posted 07-25-2011 11:59 PM

That’s a beefy board you’ve made. I’ll also second Larry’s comment with your excellent bookmatching here.

That’s got to weight somewhere in the 11-12-pound range, I would think? Hopefully it has a semi-permanent home as it’s probably not likely to be moved around constantly at that size and weight.

The water grain raising (and sanding back lightly) is also a smart tactic.

-- 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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Taigert

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#5 posted 07-26-2011 06:53 AM

Very nice board and you did a great job keeping the grain the way it is with the book matching. Good choice of design

-- Taigert - Milan, IN

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#6 posted 07-27-2011 05:46 AM

Your butcher board is as beautifull as the last batch of bowls you made.

your bookmatching is spectacular.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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