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Butcher Block

comments (3) August 1st, 2013 in Reader's Gallery

Eric.Mawby Eric.Mawby, member
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A butcher block I made for a friend. Will be used as an extension of a kitchen island. Hard maple.

Design or Plan used: My own design

posted in: Reader's Gallery, table, maple, rustic

Comments (3)

Eric.Mawby Eric.Mawby writes: The top is kind of a long story but I will try to be brief.

I produced the top from 3 patterns. Each pattern can alternate ends by flipping so effectively 6 patterns to arrange in the matrix. Each pattern is produced with 6 different width boards; the same 6 widths arranged differently within the 3 patterns.

Thickness and rip 3 pieces of each width, 24” long. Edge glue to produce the 3 different patterns. Crosscut slices of each pattern. Arrange slices in a not-so-random order in a matrix. And glue.

The glue up was a beast. I did half the slices first and then another glue up for a second half. Then glued the two halves together. If I was to do it again I would probably attempt all slices at one time.

And by the way, major amounts of hand planning after glue up.

I used Titebond III glue.

Posted: 4:31 pm on August 5th

robertu robertu writes: Very Nice, Looks great, like Chris, how did you glue the top and what kind of glue did you use? again, great job.
Posted: 5:24 pm on August 3rd

chrisagnew chrisagnew writes: Nice!

how did you approach gluing the top together??

Posted: 1:23 pm on August 3rd

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