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    End grain counter top. Has anyone ever made or seen a counter top made like an end grain cutting board. I am thinking of trying it. Counter top would be 34 square feet minus the built in cook top and sink. it will be about 4500 square inchs. i would like to make it in a herring bone...
  2. Woodworking Skill Share
    I am just finishing removing an old tile counter top that was installed over the original formica counter. We will be replacing it with ash. My question is….will I need to allow for air flow under the ash or am I OK to install it directly on top of the formica. I will be limited to 1/4" of...
  3. Finishing
    I've only used BLO mixes with wipe on applications & have decided to experiment with using Waterlox Original Satin for a walnut Kitchen top. I've been testing on walnut scraps for a few days with mixed results. 1. If used as a wipe on with multiple thin coats, should it be cut with MS? 50%...
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    I am going to begin edge gluing Walnut boards to make a bathroom vanity counter top that will be just shy of 9' long. The bathroom sink will be set into the counter. Here are my questions: 1. Glue; Would you recommend Titebond II or Titebond III or another glue for the glue ups? 2...
  5. Designing Woodworking Projects
    Ok, in the process of building a butcher block counter top for my island in the kitchen. It is strips of Walnut and Rock maple. Finished it will be 72" x 36" x 2". That makes it extremely heavy. I was thinking of making it 2 parts and joining them with draw bolts. This is not an end grain...
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    I have 2 islands in my kitchen that I am planning on replacing the tops with the Ikea beech counter tops http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/40057853/ On both tops I want to cut a gentle curve along one side and round the corners on one of them. I don't have a band saw or drum sander...
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