Endgrain Butcher Block

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Project by SASmith posted 12-08-2011 09:11 PM 4231 views 14 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 Smith, Southern Illinois

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#1 posted 12-08-2011 09:15 PM

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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#2 posted 12-08-2011 09:16 PM

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


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#3 posted 12-08-2011 09:24 PM


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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#4 posted 12-08-2011 09:27 PM

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

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#5 posted 12-08-2011 09:41 PM

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

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#6 posted 12-08-2011 10:45 PM

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

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#7 posted 12-08-2011 11:06 PM

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

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#8 posted 12-08-2011 11:50 PM

Well that was easy…lol

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

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#9 posted 12-09-2011 01:51 AM

@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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#10 posted 12-09-2011 05:45 AM

Very nice design and wood choices : )

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

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#11 posted 12-09-2011 06:52 AM

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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#12 posted 12-09-2011 07:13 AM

This great looking butcher block Scott.

Well done.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#13 posted 12-09-2011 01:58 PM

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

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#14 posted 12-09-2011 08:37 PM

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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#15 posted 12-12-2011 04:02 AM

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


-- Kiefer 松

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