just took a look at that webpage for choppablock, I dig the long boards. reminds me of the line boards at restaurants. side note, i picked up a tamamoku cedar mag block from maxim. It had a slightly uneven coat of a wood treatment on it, not sure maybe shellac. Anyways i sanded it off. Started at 80 grit sandpaper all the way up to a nice mirror finish at 12000 micromesh. Oiling as I type.
http://www.japanesenaturalstones.com...tic-knife-bar/

Jagjit