Cutting boards for Christmas

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Project by danr78 posted 11-21-2012 06:34 AM 1492 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Here is a finished set of boards a co-worker commissioned. Nothing fancy here, but the extra cash will help stuff a few more goodies in my girls’ stockings at Christmas:)
This is laminated glue ups of maple and padauk with butcher lock oil to finish. The sizing from small to large in inches is: 7×7, 7×12, 9.5×17, 12×22.
I’ve always used ‘butcher block oil’ that I buy at WC (which I think is a bit spendy for the small container); does anyone have advice or experience with plain old mineral oil that can be bought at any pharmacy?
Thanks for looking and have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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#1 posted 11-21-2012 06:36 AM

I glued them to the ceiling for this picture! Either that, or I am still figuring out how to edit pictures with the iPhone…which do you believe?

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#2 posted 11-21-2012 11:11 AM

I just thought you had a unique display system for them!

Nice looking boards. All I use is mineral oil. Works fine and doesn’t cost an arm & leg.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 11-21-2012 01:44 PM

Nice contrasting grains on your fine cutting boards.

Mineral oil works great.

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#4 posted 11-21-2012 03:16 PM

Nice looking boards.

Warm mineral oil in a saucepan and add a couple of ounces of beeswax. Apply when it is warm and it will soak in better than applying when a wax. Buff it out. Store it in a wide-mouth jar with a lid.

I buy the beeswax as pellets on line for about $12/lb.

-- Jeff

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#5 posted 11-21-2012 03:23 PM

Neat Christmas presents.

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#6 posted 11-21-2012 05:08 PM

These look great .
Here’s a recent thread about finishing cutting boards.


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#7 posted 11-21-2012 05:32 PM

I always do an oil (mineral, pure tung or walnut)/soft wax (only beeswax) blend for the first applications, I have bought several kinds from LV and others, as well as mixed my own. I give a small container of the Claphams with the larger boards I sell. Once they are in use Heavy Mineral Oil from the drug store whenever its needed brings them back to new. For all my boards they have a small tag attached saying to use mineral oil and not vegetable oil to re-tune the surface. Veg. Oil turns rancid and then the board is unusable.

I find the wax helps the first application build a little quicker and stops the end grain from drinking all my oil. Once its done though, a light coat of oil does the trick.

-- Richard D. Wile,

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#8 posted 11-22-2012 03:32 AM

Great comments gentlemen; thanks for the link Jim!

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#9 posted 11-25-2012 12:37 AM

Sorry. I just couldn’t Help Myself …LOL…




-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#10 posted 11-25-2012 07:37 AM

Looks good Rick, thank you!

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#11 posted 11-26-2012 04:34 AM

Totally MY Pleasure!! OOPS Your Welcome ..LOL…

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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