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Project by SASmith posted 966 days ago 3427 views 13 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This endgrain butcher block consisting of black walnut, black cherry, silver maple and sassafras is 12”x16” and nearly 2” thick.

Pic 5 shows the first glue up needed to make an endgrain first generation board.
Pic 6 another glue up option I considered.

Finished with mineral oil and beeswax.

Thanks for looking.
Scott

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois





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blackcherry

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#1 posted 966 days ago

Now that’s a chopping block my good man. The choice of lumber sets this one off the charts, very nice grain flow…thanks for posting…Blkcherry

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SPalm

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#2 posted 966 days ago

Hey Scott, you chose well.
That looks really nice. Good color combo too.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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patron

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#3 posted 966 days ago

nice

i especially like pic 6

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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SASmith

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#4 posted 966 days ago

I agree, patron. I was torn between the typical chevron and spalm’s “feathers”.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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StickleyStyle

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#5 posted 966 days ago

I think I’m going to need to get myself one of those branding irons myself.
Nice work!

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Kelen

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#6 posted 966 days ago

You sir are the king of the cutting boards, looks great!

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Sodabowski

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#7 posted 966 days ago

looking good :) I suppose it went through a lot of use and abuse since you made it, right?

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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degoose

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#8 posted 966 days ago

Well that was easy…lol

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SASmith

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#9 posted 966 days ago

@StickleyStyle: I would recommend an electric one and to practice with it.

@Kelen: Have you seen degoose’s work?

@Sodabowski: It will be used as wall art by the new owner. So it probably did not need to be 2” thick. Oh well.

@degoose: They are all easy aren’t they. Just cut and glue, cut and glue ;)

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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Dusty56

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#10 posted 966 days ago

Very nice design and wood choices : )

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peteg

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#11 posted 966 days ago

Nice job Scott well done man

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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lanwater

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#12 posted 966 days ago

This great looking butcher block Scott.

Well done.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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michelletwo

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#13 posted 966 days ago

great colors..very appealing. I would never have guessed this was endgrain. Thanks for sharing the glue up to achieve the endgrain.

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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JimsLearning

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#14 posted 965 days ago

That is an absolute work of art from the heart. I may have the equipment, but certainly not the expertise. Beautiful!

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kiefer

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#15 posted 963 days ago

Nice choice of woods and the alignment is impeccable .
Great job !

Kiefer

-- Kiefer 松

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