On the Road for Season 6 of Salvage Dawgs
While filming Season 6 of Salvage Dawgs, the crew had the opportunity to visit one of our favorite vendors, Bally Block in Pennsylvania. Bally Block, owned by Wood Welded Companies, is near and dear to Robert and Koiner. Their ‘Pop Pop’, Ed Kulp, worked for Bally Block starting in the shops around 1923, met his wife there in the office, went on to sales and management before retiring 54 years later as General Manager (he lost a few fingers along the way!).
The crew was treated to a tour of their state of the art facilities by General Manager, David Ritter and Plant Manager, Phillip Hoffman. The company uses the latest technology to produce the world’s best hardwood butcher block tops, tables and boards for commercial and residential use.
The Dawgs also watched as a new maple end-grain table top was fabricated on the circa 1910 Linderman Jointer. The top will be used in an upcoming build in our shops.
The Linderman Jointer is exclusive to the Wood Welded Companies. Developed in 1905, and as described then and perhaps still today: “this double-dovetail joinery is the most durable lamination method available today and produces an aesthetic and extremely durable grain pattern.” There is just one machine still in operation today, which produces the Wood Welded Island Encounters tops and Monarch chopping blocks.
We are proud to sell Bally Block products here at Black Dog Salvage. They offer a wide range of butcher block surfaces for residential, industrial and commercial food industries. While maple is often equated with butcher blocks, Bally Block offers a wide range of species to complement any project including Ash, Black Walnut, Cherry, EcoLyptus, Red Oak and Teak.
Check them out online or stop by our warehouse and let us design a custom piece of furniture to pair with a Bally Block counter top!