End Grain Cutting Board (HA)

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Project by RJones posted 06-15-2008 11:59 PM 5873 views 3 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s a chopping block was sent over by a nieghbor for repair. It seems that over the years one of the pieces was lost due to drying. Calculations estimate about 100 board feet in total so it must weigh in at over 300lbs. I think the general dimensions were 14” thick, 36” wide x 32” long?? This thing was a monster to wrestle around the shop!! All of the pics you see are of the block on it’s side.
The repair consisted of replacing one of the end pieces and tightening the rest of the pieces. If you look close you will see about 5 plugs that concealed 5/8” threaded rod. This rod was drilled through to keep the block together. So all I needed to do is remove the old plugs, tighten the rod, turn new plugs and replace:) Unfortunatly, I didn’t get pics of the 6×6 turned legs. An awesome piece to say the least!



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#1 posted 06-16-2008 01:24 AM

I guess my only question is …why would anyone make something 14” thick ? They must have been slaughtering elephants on it ! LOL.. have a great day : )

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#2 posted 06-16-2008 02:12 AM

A bit excessive huh? I guess the gentlemen’s dad was a butcher many years ago so maybe not an elephant but many a cow, elk and deer:)


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#3 posted 06-16-2008 02:23 AM

certainly was built to last forever. A foodie friend of mine has a monster one as well, it’ll stand up to generations of abuse.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#4 posted 06-16-2008 02:45 AM

Wow that thing is huge!! Now that is a cutting board

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#5 posted 06-16-2008 03:06 AM

That is one big block! I was thinking buffalo, but elephant is about the right size for that block.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#6 posted 06-16-2008 03:26 AM


-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#7 posted 06-16-2008 03:46 AM

Geez that looks like the one Mel Gibson lost his head on in Braveheart:-))

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#8 posted 06-16-2008 03:57 AM

I’m speechless!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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#9 posted 06-16-2008 05:16 AM

They make ‘em that thick to keep ‘em from warping over their six hundred year life expectancy. LOL


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#10 posted 06-16-2008 07:02 AM

Wanna know how one eats elephant?

One bite at a time….....LOL

What a monster. Kinda dwarfs all my planed cutting boards.

-- Adrian ..... The 11th Commandment...."Thou Shalt Not Buy A Wobble Dado"

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#11 posted 06-16-2008 07:59 PM

That is one heck of a chopping block.

Did you do any resurfacing on the top? That would have been interesting, to say the least!

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#12 posted 06-16-2008 08:06 PM

Nope, I had direct orders not to touch the top! There would have been a lot of charachter lost there:( Not to mention a work out from heck!!


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#13 posted 06-16-2008 09:24 PM

I wonder how many gallons of mineral oil would be sucked up by all that end grain. Good luck with your project.

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning....

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#14 posted 05-27-2010 01:34 PM

woooooooooh. that thing brings a tear to my eye. sooo biiiiiiig!

-- Every neighborhood has an eccentric neighbor. I wondered for years "who was ours?" Then I realized it was me.

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#15 posted 05-27-2010 02:07 PM

Used for Dinosaurs?

-- There's many a slip betwixt a cup and a lip.--Scott

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