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A butcher block I made for a friend. Will be used as an extension of a kitchen island. Hard maple.
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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.
Very Nice, Looks great, like Chris, how did you glue the top and what kind of glue did you use? again, great job.
how did you approach gluing the top together??
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