Jump to content

Recommended Posts

Salvaged these two blocks and was thinking I'd make a butchering block, now I'm in two minds if it's worth the effort. Pretty sure it's pine, so going to be too soft for wielding a cleaver on I think. I was going to use linseed oil or the like to seal it. 

Thoughts anyone would be appreciated, but will at least end up as kindling! 

IMG_20180412_170333.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Useless as a block mate. It looks like it's pieced and glued together, like IKEA crap. In which case polystyrene is gonna be a better option 😂

  • Like 1
  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Aye that's what occurred to me, looks the part but better off as kindling. Need some oak or the like. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, sussex said:

Best blocks are maple ..

Wonder how much a 3'8"x18"x4" block of maple would be, probably even more to ship it here  too 🤔

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
12 minutes ago, Gav said:

Wonder how much a 3'8"x18"x4" block of maple would be, probably even more to ship it here  too 🤔

There made of little blocks of maple , end grain up .Look up  Row & Sons they have been making them a little while ..give you an idea how much they are ...

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
12 minutes ago, sussex said:

There made of little blocks of maple , end grain up .Look up  Row & Sons they have been making them a little while ..give you an idea how much they are ...

Aye for a couple of deer a year it wouldn't be worth my while. They just looked the part and I grabbed them, wasn't until I thought about it whilst lugging them into my shed, they'd be no good. Maybe I could use them as a base and put a veneer of sorts on. Have my heart set on chainsaw coming out in the morning though 😂 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It looks as if its a soft wood, surely hardwood or semi hardwood would make a better job

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 4/12/2018 at 22:47, Gav said:

Aye for a couple of deer a year it wouldn't be worth my while. They just looked the part and I grabbed them, wasn't until I thought about it whilst lugging them into my shed, they'd be no good. Maybe I could use them as a base and put a veneer of sorts on. Have my heart set on chainsaw coming out in the morning though 😂 

Yes pine is soft but......for a couple of carcasses a year they would probably do fine as a a handy chopping block. You could laminate them in oak flooring boards if you wanted a harder wearing surface although you may have issues with the hard and soft wood expanding and contracting at different rates. My lad makes wooden boards and he was caught out with one where he combined end grain and side grain looked the part but... was prone to splitting along the joints. (The one in the first picture below)

27357098319_de032a3a60_c.jpgP1030374_zpsdovmaexq by Terry Griffiths, on Flickr

 

 

All end grain or all side grain works fine. Here are some others he made.

39103447812_383f0d6219_c.jpgP1030371_zpsilbjm6xw by Terry Griffiths, on Flickr

27357097319_362bc6fc29_c.jpgP1030594_zpsp2udcafq by Terry Griffiths, on Flickr

27357098029_b24505f3bc_c.jpgP1050604_zpsdwbeyuea by Terry Griffiths, on Flickr

27357097599_196ae3cff0_c.jpgP1050608_zpstiq5k7nb by Terry Griffiths, on Flickr

39895770151_222ac17c67_c.jpgP1080053 by Terry Griffiths, on Flickr

image.thumb.png.753f684c4aeeea48749196c604cca5a3.png

 

Wood boards have a lot of advantages Why use wood cutting board

  • Like 2
  • Thanks 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks Griff. I see talent runs in your family, very nice boards. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If world war three ever happens and civilisation has to start from scratch I'm going to live next door to griff ... his family could build a town from scratch I reckon ... bloody talented family fair play ......

  • Like 2
  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, GruffaloGriff said:

It that a vintage MF 35 tractor in the background?

Its a 1961 dexta, still going good, but could use a new injector pump as the one on it is off a major. We probably have the highest number of massey 35s in the UK here though, I just like to be different 😉 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ah yes, i was thinking the vertical grille wasn't quite M.F but couldn't think quite what it was.

I have a 1953 MF TEF 20 i re-built the body work on from old stainless steel sinks and washing machine drums  :laugh:

Before

40783735414_d28a081f5d_c.jpg001_zps2e7398dd by Terry Griffiths, on Flickr

40603167985_4eb3db7c2c_c.jpg052_zpsfe53573b by Terry Griffiths, on Flickr

After

27625218498_0fa7172195_c.jpgDSCN6455_zps59799320 by Terry Griffiths, on Flickr

27625217988_66f14d10b1_c.jpgDSCN6469_zps72cad39c by Terry Griffiths, on Flickr

27625218118_91930af785_c.jpgDSCN6465_zpsa35fbc23 by Terry Griffiths, on Flickr

In-Between

40603167955_ba7c27f04b_c.jpg072_zpsc9762d3f by Terry Griffiths, on Flickr

27625217518_1652a69507_c.jpg074_zpsac40a9e9 by Terry Griffiths, on Flickr

27625217408_f622fe1a91_c.jpg092_zps8ecd7428 by Terry Griffiths, on Flickr

40603167855_35d4e03db6_c.jpg090_zps937d7af6 by Terry Griffiths, on Flickr

27625217818_2499b72b57_c.jpg070_zps4646d030 by Terry Griffiths, on Flickr

40783736154_85b3fc158a_c.jpg008_zps362e537f by Terry Griffiths, on Flickr

40603168415_611bdd6c51_c.jpg049_zpsb38b6e0b by Terry Griffiths, on Flickr

 

 

 

  • Like 8
  • Thanks 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×