Cutting board with dike, reverse fault & normal fault

Last known location: Normal, IL

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This cutting board features a gently dipping stratified sequence of cherry, maple, purpleheart, padauk, Brazilian cherry, yellow heart, and beech. These strata are first cut by a dike of black walnut. The dike has contact metamorphic zones of beautiful red jarrah veneer along its margins. The intruded sequence is then cut by a reverse fault and finally by a normal fault. This large board measures 11 1/4 x 16 1/4 inches. The board is 1 3/8 inches thick and weighs just a touch under 7 lbs. The underside features finger grooves to help pickup & nonslip rubber feet to keep the board from sitting in water on the countertop. All surfaces received 8 coats of mineral oil. To maintain the cutting surface, reapply a light coat of mineral oil once a week for 2 months, then once a month or as needed.

Normal, IL

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