Butcher Block ~ Day 1

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Project by NormiteLou posted 07-22-2007 12:18 AM 3683 views 1 time favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Butcher Block Day 1
This is my first Butcher Block.
Inspired by TWW’s 2 part video.
I know I did not follow his instructions very well!
But I am having fun!
I hope I don’t Butcher it up!

Normite Lou

-- Normite Lou

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#1 posted 07-22-2007 02:08 AM

Normite Lou, could you explain what you are doing in the pictures above and why. I know, I think, that you are pouring glue over the butcher block, but I don’t understand…are you doing this to seal it and gluing it up at the same time? :^\

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#2 posted 07-22-2007 02:51 AM

Os- check out the video/slideshow – that pretty much explains it. I was a bit curious at first too!

Normite- if this is going to be an ongoing thing you should post it as a blog series and then when the butcher block is complete, post it as a (finished) project…

Looks good so far!

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#3 posted 07-22-2007 03:15 AM

looks fun…i enjoyed the video

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#4 posted 07-22-2007 05:04 AM

Neat video, lookin forward to day 2!

-- Dan in Central Oklahoma, Able to turn good wood into saw dust in the blink of an eye!

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#5 posted 07-22-2007 10:11 AM

I think he had enough glue on it. Nice production and the project should be nice.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#6 posted 07-22-2007 11:07 AM

What wood did you use, maple and walnut?

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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#7 posted 07-22-2007 11:12 AM

plugin won’t work on my Mac… I’ll have to get some tech support (son-in-law) working on this for me!

Love your attitude: “I’m having fun”. That’s what it should be all about!!

I’m looking forward to seeing the video.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#8 posted 07-23-2007 03:17 AM

Wow, neat idea. The cutting board looks great. I wish I had the time to make something like that.

Thanks for the idea on the video. I was originally going to blog my bunk bed project through picture, but now, the video idea looks good. Thanks for the great idea.

-- -- Rob Hix, King George, VA

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#9 posted 07-23-2007 06:10 PM

Hi Oscorner, yes, the first glue up was with grain, then the pieces are rotated 90 degrees and clamped.
Next step: dry, sand, cut 12 pieces perpendicular to cross grain.

-- Normite Lou

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#10 posted 07-23-2007 06:11 PM

Hi Snowdog, yes I used Hard Maple and Walnut!

-- Normite Lou

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#11 posted 07-23-2007 06:23 PM

Hi RobH, I am not finished yet, Ive got dozens of projects going at once.
Day 1 of the Butcher Block only took about 1/2 hour! I estimate it will take about 3 hours total. I will post actual time when the project is complete!

Actually, I did not have my video camera with me that day, I just took some digital stills and processed them in Pinnacale Studio Plus 10.7 as if they were a video. Pretty quick, it only took about an hour to sort thru the pictures, insert the ones I wanted, add text comments and a logo, music and BAM ~ video out!
Actually I would call it a medium high res video slideshow!

-- Normite Lou

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#12 posted 07-23-2007 07:30 PM

Nice, Lou! I think it’s a great project and obviously well done.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#13 posted 07-24-2007 05:47 AM

How did you determine how much pressure you were applying?

-- (pens & bowls, mostly)

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#14 posted 07-25-2007 04:12 AM

i also made a maple and walnut cutting board, then read in a wood magaizine that walnut is toxic and should come into contact with food, thats why walnut shavings should never be dumped into a mulch pile. enjoy your project but use as decoration not a food prep surface.

-- Dan

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#15 posted 07-25-2007 01:54 PM

Hi Hands O Gold, Bummer. Where can I get a copy of that article!
I guess I am building a large papaer weight!

-- Normite Lou

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