Okay, new thing, there's going to be two posts on this chopping block. This one is just pictures and general description, the other will be a step-by-step of it how it was made.
This is an end-grain up chopping block made from hickory, which is a damn hard wood. It has a generally uniform brown color, but can have some interesting variation. This block, which I made from one single 7" ten-footer, showed some dark brown speckling. You can see it in some of the pictures.
|FYI I chopped the carrots and shallot (gourmet!) on a different cutting board and just set them here for pictures|
|It's strong enough to hold the knife like so|
|Just kind of demonstrating with a steel ruler on the unfinished board|
The board was heavy (like 17+ lbs heavy), but it got to its destination care of the USPS for Christmas. Let me know if you want one.