|Forum topic by Tolik||posted 11-25-2014 05:35 AM||777 views||0 times favorited||1 reply|
11-25-2014 05:35 AM
Hello everyone. This is my first post here but have been an admirer for a long time.
Little background first. I am 26, have been in construction business for 9 years and grew up in construction all my life. I have done residential finish jobs and small woodworking projects before.
I am in a process of remodeling our first personal house and part of the project is the kitchen. I want to build a kitchen island end grain butcher block slab like in the image attached. My slab will need to be 40” wide, 7’ long and 4” thick.
I want to make it out of walnut. I have around 105bf of walnut (also pictured). My slabs are 2.25” thick now, 18” wide and 3-5’ long.
Now for the question – I know that I can build this thing, but I need guidance and correct approach to this. I have never done anything of this size for biggest issue is making it smooth and level at the end. I figure after gluing I can take it to a cabinet shop to run it through a belt sander to smooth it out.
But what is the bare minimum tools I need to correctly do it. What would be the steps to get this done?
I cannot outsource this, I don’t have the budget for it. I have the materials so I want to try to do it myself. Anyones help is greatly appreciated.