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steeley
06-21-2012, 02:35 AM
Butcher Blocks

John Boos & Co. based in Effingham, Illinois, is one of the oldest manufacturers of premium quality kitchen equipment and butcher blocks in the United States, and has been in business continuously since 1887. Founder Conrad Boos harvested Sycamore from wooded areas around Effingham, processed it at his sawmill, and then brought it to his blacksmith shop for finishing. The first innovation was a sycamore tree placed on three legs to absorb the shock of the smith’s hammer against the anvil. When the local butcher saw and admired the innovation, he realized that he could use one in his meat market. So Conrad’s son, John, adapted the idea and made him one. This was the start of John Boos & Company making butcher blocks for commercial meat markets over 120 years ago

The factory

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steeley
06-21-2012, 02:37 AM
http://limepic.com/img/2012/06/20/sLot4.jpg

13 feet long
http://limepic.com/img/2012/06/20/uO1rM.jpg

steeley
06-21-2012, 02:39 AM
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steeley
06-21-2012, 02:42 AM
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steeley
06-21-2012, 02:46 AM
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steeley
06-21-2012, 02:48 AM
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steeley
06-21-2012, 02:51 AM
bit of folk art
http://limepic.com/img/2012/06/20/UZEuY.jpg

USS York Town
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steeley
06-21-2012, 02:54 AM
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steeley
06-21-2012, 03:05 AM
http://limepic.com/img/2012/06/20/NxGH.jpg


or cardboard in a pinch.
i think someone been drinking the local moonshine.
http://limepic.com/img/2012/06/20/ykuJP.jpg

Pabloz
06-21-2012, 10:35 AM
i think someone been drinking the local moonshine.
http://limepic.com/img/2012/06/20/ykuJP.jpg







LMAO!!!

I think the lighter off to the side is more indicative of prior activities.

add
06-21-2012, 03:35 PM
LMAO!!!

I think the lighter off to the side is more indicative of prior activities.

... given that, his line of work, and the fact both hands are not in full view... I wouldn't discount the notion of all 10 digits still being present on this gentleman. :D

Noodle Soup
06-21-2012, 03:57 PM
I've met a lot of guys like him in the village meat markets of China but that hatchet shaped cleaver is a new pattern on me. Never saw one of those on my trips.

tkern
06-21-2012, 04:10 PM
turning a marrow bone into a pipe? clever pablo, clever

Pabloz
06-21-2012, 05:22 PM
turning a marrow bone into a pipe? clever pablo, clever

I could be wrong...the bandana could be a sniff rag????

steeley
06-21-2012, 07:58 PM
Here is a shot on the streets of China, at least they put a sheet down .
http://limepic.com/img/2012/06/21/PilLc.jpg

SpikeC
06-21-2012, 09:29 PM
Reminds me of being in Porto Vallarta and watching the guys at the meat market. Very organic!