End grain island top

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Project by Timelesswoodcraft posted 08-04-2019 12:00 AM 814 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This a 3.5 inch thick x 5 feet long x 26 inch wide African mahogany island countertop I just finished with food grade mineral oil. This guy is somewhere around 130-150 lbs.

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#1 posted 08-04-2019 02:54 AM

That is one big cutting board. Nice work!

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#2 posted 08-05-2019 02:05 PM

Nice. Too nice to use :-)

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#3 posted 08-09-2019 04:45 AM

Thank you. It was a cool project.

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#4 posted 08-15-2019 01:36 AM

Very nice. I’ve been contemplating one of those for a while. I’m guessing you glued the top in several sections. Any other tips for something like this?

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#5 posted 08-15-2019 08:01 AM

Thank you. I glued the first edge grain in 36 inch sections and used couplings to extend the pipe clamps length for the final glue up. I use calls for every glue up. It will save your butt in sanding later. Edge grain glue ups require gothic arch pattern on the end grain. For the final glue up spin and flip every other end grain blank. It gives a pattern and helps mitigate expansion. End grain butcher blocks are supposed to be monsters, for a work surface on a counter I don’t like them less than 3 inches thick. For a coffee table with a water proof finish 2-2 1/4 is fine. I hope that helps you. Oh 1 final thing let the wood rest during the milling process. You dont want any tension in the wood. These are super expensive to make and people will not properly oil them all the time. Good luck

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