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Glock17
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Anyone make butcher block cutting boards?


MSGulfTiger
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re: Anyone make butcher block cutting boards?
Made a couple like this a few years ago with purple heart and maple. Enjoyed doing it, need to get back into doing more of that. Image: https://images.custommade.com/nBE2G2BulksujjiBrHdRv_PiKv8=/custommade-photosets/63383/63383.194026.jpg


celltech1981
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re: Anyone make butcher block cutting boards?
What kind of tools go in to making that? I guess you need a planer?


MSGulfTiger
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re: Anyone make butcher block cutting boards?
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What kind of tools go in to making that

Planer, saw, sander, clamps and a flat surface to put it together.

Edit to add I also used a food safe varnish on it rather than oil because of the end cuts being exposed.
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Glock17
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re: Anyone make butcher block cutting boards?
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kind of tools go in to making that? I guess you need a planer?


I used a miter saw to cut do the boards to a rough length. Ripped the board into strips using a table saw. I’ve seen videos of people who use s band saw with a fence to rip into strips. Planed it all down using my planer. Once I got good clean strips, I glued everything up and let dry over night. Once tang was done it took quite a few more passes though the planer to get everything leveled up and someone smooth. Then I spend several hours sanding it down and using a 1/8 in round over bit and my router to soften the edges a little.


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Glock17
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re: Anyone make butcher block cutting boards?
That looks great. I’d like to try a pattern like that at some point. For my next one I think I’m going to do another somewhat simple design
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celltech1981
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re: Anyone make butcher block cutting boards?
I have all of that minus the planer. Those came out looking pretty awesome. Yall got me wanting to try my hand at this

I graduate in a week and I'm worried shitless about all the free time im going to have since my work load wont really increase. Imma need another hobby.

Do yall special order the wood or what?
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Glock17
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re: Anyone make butcher block cutting boards?
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have all of that minus the planer. Those came out looking pretty awesome. Yall got me wanting to try my hand at this


There’s a bunch of YouTube videos to use as a guide. That’s what first peaked my interest. Then I came across i great deal on a planer which was really all I was missing


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Glock17
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yall special order the wood or what?


There’s a few places around the BR area that sell hardwoods. I got mine is Brazos in Denham Springs. There’s also Zachary lumber and I think some place around Br near Cortana


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MSGulfTiger
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re: Anyone make butcher block cutting boards?
It really isn't much more than what you have already. Just cut strips from what you have and flip them to the cut side up and gluebir together again and plane/sand again.


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