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    Check out my "new" chopping block

    Sorry about the cell phone pic.



    24" x 24" x 15.5"

    Approximately 14,000lbs. Rough estimate.
    Surface is a little wavy from previous amateur resurfacing job. Suggestions?
    In the 1950's my grandfather (an architect) designed a new building for the local butcher shop. This was theirs and for whatever reason, they no longer wanted it and he fancied it so they gave it to him. It has been in storage for some time, figured it was time to put it to use.
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    I don't that's a chopping block. It's more of an execution block.

    Wow, that's one big block.

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    Oh, end grain maple if you hadn't guessed.
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    Cool! If it's too much of a PITA to keep around, you could cut that into 7 cutting boards, keeping a couple for yourself and pocketing some $$ by selling the rest!
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    If that block weighted 14,000lbs you'd need a crane to pick it up and that workmate would be crushed.

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    Seriously did that thing come with a black hood Very nice. Lots of service out of that I'm betting.
    Quote Originally Posted by jwpark View Post
    I don't that's a chopping block. It's more of an execution block.

    Wow, that's one big block.

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    That is cool i used to have one at a place i worked .
    they were throwing out a old one just could not fit in the car to take home back to San Diego.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyChance View Post
    Sorry about the cell phone pic.



    24" x 24" x 15.5"

    Approximately 14,000lbs. Rough estimate.
    Surface is a little wavy from previous amateur resurfacing job. Suggestions?
    In the 1950's my grandfather (an architect) designed a new building for the local butcher shop. This was theirs and for whatever reason, they no longer wanted it and he fancied it so they gave it to him. It has been in storage for some time, figured it was time to put it to use.
    14000LB sounds a bit high to me.


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    What ya need is a miter plane and some time! A low angle bevel up hand plane would shave the end grain and give you a nice smooth surface devoid of abrasive particles that lurk in wait for your edges!
    Or just chop away and not worry about it!
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    Haha, it is probably somewhere around 150-200lbs. I was just exaggerating.
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