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    Butcher Block - who else makes good ones ?

    I'm starting to get my wife acquainted with the pricing of Walnut butcher block so she can get me one for Christmas

    I'm checking who makes what and at what price, and so far I found these guys that came recommended, could you add anyone else to the list ?
    BoardSmith is of course first on the list but I think he's out of my price range.

    http://www.lonestarartisans.com
    https://cuttingboardgallery.com
    http://www.mollscarpentry.com
    http://theboardsmith.com

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    The best board I've ever used is a walnut board from MTM Wood.

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    The thing about the top three companies cutting boards is all the all the blocks are aligned both vertically and horizontally in a checkerboard. This can, might, maybe be a weak link in their construction. If you look at the BoardSmith boards, each row of blocks are offset from the row adjacent to it. David does this because he believes it adds strength to the overall construction. Also note that the BoardSmith uses larger block which also makes the board stronger and it minimizes glue joints.

    I looked through all four company's sites and it seems to me that the BoardSmith is no more expense than any of the others and his workmanship is beyond repute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 99Limited View Post
    The thing about the top three companies cutting boards is all the all the blocks are aligned both vertically and horizontally in a checkerboard. This can, might, maybe be a weak link in their construction. If you look at the BoardSmith boards, each row of blocks are offset from the row adjacent to it. David does this because he believes it adds strength to the overall construction. Also note that the BoardSmith uses larger block which also makes the board stronger and it minimizes glue joints.

    I looked through all four company's sites and it seems to me that the BoardSmith is no more expense than any of the others and his workmanship is beyond repute.
    Looking for 24x18x2 in Walnut

    Boardsmith website his price is $385 http://theboardsmith.com/product/magnum-2x1824-walnut/
    Lone Star website his price is $210 http://www.lonestarartisans.com/buil...cutting-board/
    Molls Carpentry his price is $275 http://www.mollscarpentry.com/store/Walnut.htm

    This is almost double the price, I wish I could get Boardsmith butcher block but he's just out of my price range, Molls seems to be right in the middle of two other guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAS4T0 View Post
    The best board I've ever used is a walnut board from MTM Wood.
    +1 . And most beautiful.

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    Love my Boardsmith. Highly recommended.
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    If you're not absolutely, positively, dead set on walnut and are looking to stay in the mid $200 price range, I'd suggest you take a long hard look at a BoardSmith Magnum 432 in hard maple. I've had mine for about two years now, and I'd buy it again in a heartbeat.

    I can't comment on the other makers you listed, but David's workmanship is impeccable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toyopl View Post
    Looking for 24x18x2 in Walnut

    Boardsmith website his price is $385 http://theboardsmith.com/product/magnum-2x1824-walnut/
    Lone Star website his price is $210 http://www.lonestarartisans.com/buil...cutting-board/
    Molls Carpentry his price is $275 http://www.mollscarpentry.com/store/Walnut.htm

    This is almost double the price, I wish I could get Boardsmith butcher block but he's just out of my price range, Molls seems to be right in the middle of two other guys.
    My bad, I missed the part where you were looking at walnut. I was comparing maple boards in the Carolina Slab size. Anyway, looks like you've made your choice. Now go pull that trigger.

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    My walnut end grain from Philadelphia Block and Board has held up great for almost 4 years. It's 20x13x2, utilitarian, and while don't remember what I paid it was very affordable. Call them for different sizes.

    http://www.blockandboard.com/#!onlin...=0&sort=normal
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    I can vouch for Molls, their stuff is amazing

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