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Project by RS Woodworks posted 10-03-2011 05:29 AM 1703 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A coworker had seen my other cutting boards and asked me to build him one. The butcher block end grain cutting board was to be made up of equall sized blocks randomly oriented. It measures 16” x 20” and is 1 3/8” thick. I used walnut, maple, cherry and mahogany for this board. Glueing this one up is actually quite a bit more difficult then a patterned board because all the blocks have to be glued individually.
Thanks for looking and commenting.

Ryan

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ShaneA

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#1 posted 10-03-2011 05:31 AM

You glued them individually? Never heard of it done that way before. But I guess if you want a random pattern and arent prepared to make several boards, it may be the way to go. Nice looking board.

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amagineer

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#2 posted 10-03-2011 06:22 AM

You aligned all the blocks very well. Gluing individual blocks must be hard to do.

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#3 posted 10-03-2011 08:07 AM

Great looking board. The curved corners add a sweet look.

I’ve made one board piece by piece. Sure a lot of work but worth the effort.

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degoose

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#4 posted 10-03-2011 10:18 AM

I make all my weave and patterened boards piece by piece… never a random like this… I may have to try it… looks good.

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RS Woodworks

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#5 posted 10-03-2011 04:34 PM

Yup, some boards have to be made piece by piece, but thats sometimes the only way to do it. Thanks for the comments guys.

-- I restore the finest vintage tools! If you need a nice plane, saw, marking tool or brace, please let me know!

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