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    New butcher block-- crazy board

    I did a little experimentation on this one, using a mix of about 80% walnut, 20% everything else. It's all end grain butcher block, and probably required 15 glue-ups or so. I started out by making 3 separate panels, and the final butcher block is probably 1/3 the size of those original panels... Lots of sawing = lots of size reduction. 20 minutes after we finished it, Oliver bought it. He graciously photographed it for us and gave us permission to use the pics. (courtesy El8ed Artists)

    I have another, similar board that used maple as the base wood. I'll probably make a couple more of these. Kind of a fun project.

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    John Loftis
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    2 thumbs up!


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    That's really cool, almost like a mosaic
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    Was the board planned like a puzzle or fit up dry and "that looks better" and bonded? This would be a terrific art piece in a high end kitchen. What do you think they will sell for and how big was your first one.

    2 thumbs up as well.
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    Awesome board and excellent photography

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    This board is absolutely spectacular. We haven't even dared to slice on it yet - it's just too beautiful. Maybe we'll hang it on the wall and buy another for the kitchen.
    John is a true class act and it was a privilege chatting with him when I bought the board - I still can't believe he let me have it at all.

    Thank you again John!

    Cheers,
    Oliver

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    Would live to see how that was made

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    That is a amazing look! Love it!!

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    looks awesome!

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    very nice board


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