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One of our son’s is into cooking. Asked me to make a kitchen island like ours, but with a butcher block top. Base is Ash and top is 5” thick maple.
Nov 08, 2012
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#1 posted 11-08-2012 10:42 AM
Now THAT is a butcher-block. Looks great.
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#2 posted 11-08-2012 10:44 AM
Really love it!!!
-- Sergio, Galicia (Spain), http://www.enredandonogaraxe.com
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#3 posted 11-08-2012 11:41 AM
I want one. Want to build one. Need a kitchen big enough for one. You did a great job. Thanks for posting.
-- Kevin May "Making wood useful and fun!" www.kevinmaywoodworks.com
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#4 posted 11-08-2012 11:44 AM
Cool project !!!
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#5 posted 11-08-2012 11:46 AM
Great project! Especially like the knife slots on the butcher block top.
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#6 posted 11-08-2012 11:49 AM
That is a butcher block
Very nice great dimensions
-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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#7 posted 11-08-2012 01:49 PM
Very beautiful piece. Great job.
-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.
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#8 posted 11-08-2012 02:31 PM
Very nice piece. It’s difficult to see, but it looks like the legs are attached to the cabinet with screws. Is that correct?
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#9 posted 11-08-2012 02:38 PM
That is a very striking craft!
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#10 posted 11-08-2012 02:40 PM
Very nice! That thing’s got to be a bear to move.
How’d you glue up the top? Layer by layer or did you do it in sections?
I’ve managed a few boards, but nothing of this scale.
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#11 posted 11-08-2012 05:46 PM
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#12 posted 11-08-2012 06:09 PM
Wow, that is a beast! I like the walnut spacer you used on the top. It helps hide the knife slots and adds an interesting element.
-- 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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#13 posted 11-08-2012 06:48 PM
WOW – let’s see – my kitchen is too small for that and it’s definitely bigger than our breakfast nook so – I guess I’ll just have to remain at the drooling stage. Great work.
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#14 posted 11-08-2012 06:54 PM
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#15 posted 11-08-2012 07:00 PM
how does one flatten a butcher block top? same way as a work bench or table top? did you use a router sled/jig?
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