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Project by SASmith posted 1124 days ago 1496 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 1124 days ago

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 1124 days ago

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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Brandon

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#3 posted 1124 days ago

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 1124 days ago

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 1124 days ago

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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lanwater

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#6 posted 1123 days ago

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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