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Project by Dusty123 posted 06-05-2012 11:51 PM 2315 views 0 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For a customer that needed a chopping block big enough for a center piece in their wine cellar. It is made from Hard Maple. Glad we had a fork lift for this one!!!





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Dallas

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#1 posted 06-05-2012 11:59 PM

Lift with the knees!

Looks good!

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#2 posted 06-06-2012 12:22 AM

Awesome chopping block.

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#3 posted 06-06-2012 12:24 AM

What are the demensions? Looks pretty stout.

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#4 posted 06-06-2012 12:34 AM

The dimensions are 12” tall and 38” in Dia.

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gfadvm

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#5 posted 06-06-2012 12:38 AM

“Centerpiece in their wine cellar” You could butcher hogs or split wood on that puppy! Very nice!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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T. D. Reid

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#6 posted 06-06-2012 12:43 AM

gfadvm,
That is exactly what I thought it was going to be used for when I saw it. Nice build, what did you use for legs?

-- Head to the shop its calling you – Todd

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#7 posted 06-06-2012 12:52 AM

The block was placed in the middle of 12’ x 12’ wine cellar, on top of some wine racks. They had planned to open the bottles and serve cheese around it. I do not have pictures of the room, but it must of had room for 1,000+ bottles.

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Jim Jakosh

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#8 posted 06-06-2012 02:09 AM

Wow, that is one nice block of wood.And end grain up too. That is a real good idea!!
What does it weigh?.............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Dusty123

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#9 posted 06-06-2012 04:42 AM

It took 2-3 of us to carry it any where. It’s weight was around 450 lbs.

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waho6o9

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#10 posted 06-06-2012 04:49 AM

How did you make a perfect circle?

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Dusty123

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#11 posted 06-06-2012 05:03 AM

To cut the circle shape I built an table around the saw for support, ran a screw up through the table into the middle of then square block and rotated it around the screw through the band saw. My saw had a 1/2” blade on on it but the radius was so large it cut just fine. We finished up the sides of the block with a belt sander then random orbit sanders. The top and bottom edge is a 1/8” round over. The finish was just one coat of satin Waterlox that was sanded after it dried then applied mineral oil. The pictures were taken before the finish, which will darken the wood a little. This finish is to slow down water penetration but make it look like there is not a finish on the wood. Hope this helps.

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#12 posted 06-06-2012 07:48 AM

Now thats a chopping block sweet!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#13 posted 06-06-2012 11:08 AM

That’s impressive. The wine racks would have needed to be pretty beefy as well.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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HalDougherty

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#14 posted 06-06-2012 11:21 AM

Whenever someone posts a project with the biggest or smallest item, the race is on! Anybody got a bigger cutting board? Your cutting board would have made the worlds stiffest workbench if you’d left it square. I’m impressed with any cutting board that takes at least 120 bft to build it. I don’t have enough clamps to glue up something this big…

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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#15 posted 06-06-2012 12:08 PM

Nice chopping block customer should be very happy

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