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OK I give....what is it? Besides walnut:laughing:
 

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Pretty wood.
Did you do the build up,
or just have Asimo cut the holes? :laughing:
 

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Walnut countertop for an island with a sink and a cutting board area with a blood moat.

Interesting thing is that the Hubby and Wife could not get on the same page about the style. Wife wanted flat grain, Hubby wanted edge grain (butcher block style). So we did both. Half with the sink is 1 3/4" square turned with the grain vertical. The other half is random width flat grain.

Turned out ok, I had my doubts

Cnc for the sink and drain. First time I ever downloaded the dxf from the manufacturer's web site and aplied tool path to it. Sweet system for an accurate cut out shape.
 

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Looks awesome - certainly unique. Did you try to talk them out of the half edge half flat idea? I woulda been worried how that was gonna turn out but I like it.
 

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Walnut countertop for an island with a sink and a cutting board area with a blood moat.

Interesting thing is that the Hubby and Wife could not get on the same page about the style. Wife wanted flat grain, Hubby wanted edge grain (butcher block style). So we did both. Half with the sink is 1 3/4" square turned with the grain vertical. The other half is random width flat grain.

Turned out ok, I had my doubts

Cnc for the sink and drain. First time I ever downloaded the dxf from the manufacturer's web site and aplied tool path to it. Sweet system for an accurate cut out shape.
That sink cutout looks safe, but if you ever have to do that again, I would seriously caution against downloading the dxf file from the manufacturer and assume it's good to go. Though I assume you know that. Long story short, I have an extensive dxf library of personally tested sink cutouts and the exact shapes and sizes. I know too well how bad the dxf files are. These were for our cnc machine, I was the programmer.
 

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Real nice collection of tree parts. How will you seal that beauty?
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Dave
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Gorgeous block of wood. I hope you'll be posting pics of the finished island.
Not too sure if I'll get the chance but I will if I do.

Looks awesome - certainly unique. Did you try to talk them out of the half edge half flat idea? I woulda been worried how that was gonna turn out but I like it.
My normal thing to say in a case like this is "I wouldn't do it if it was mine". They / he was not gonna have it. I think he got off on the one of a kind thing.

Did you do anything special to acclimate it before assembly?
No not really. You have me worried now.:w00t:

That sink cutout looks safe, but if you ever have to do that again, I would seriously caution against downloading the dxf file from the manufacturer and assume it's good to go. Though I assume you know that. Long story short, I have an extensive dxf library of personally tested sink cutouts and the exact shapes and sizes. I know too well how bad the dxf files are. These were for our cnc machine, I was the programmer.
I made a template with PB first. Had the guy come in and approve the moat and stuff. No way would I pull the trigger without a test run.

Seeing wood like that just makes me want to do more finish work than I get a chance to.

Beautiful counter top!!!
Ask for what you want young man, ya might just get it.:thumbsup:
 

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How wide? You have a sander that will fit it through one pass or did you reglue two halves after they were sanded?

I bet if you measured it at the peak of summer and the middle of winter there would be a 1/4" width difference in that chunk of wood.
 

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How wide? You have a sander that will fit it through one pass or did you reglue two halves after they were sanded?

I bet if you measured it at the peak of summer and the middle of winter there would be a 1/4" width difference in that chunk of wood.

I see a Rotex and a CT dust extractor in the back ground, I got money on that combo for the finish sanding.
 
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