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I have found the simple task of building a cutting board to be absolutely addictive. I started with a small bread board just to use up some scraps but I couldn't stop there. I still mainly use my scraps to put them together, but I am taking a little more time and putting out more intricate designs. One of the pleasures is the response you get from most people when they see them. I hope you like these.

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Maple, cherry. walnut?
 

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Maple and walnut only.
 

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They look great. love the designs.
 

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WOW , You've got some really nice designs here ! What did you finish them with ?
 

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good looking work.. your skillset would be a natural for segmented turnings
 

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These look really nice. I'm going to have to add these to my get-around-to-it list.
 

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Dusty….Thanks, I use a combination of mineral oil and bee's wax. My mother used cooking oil to keep her cutting boards in good condition. This works fine if you use them alot and clean them often, but if not the cooking oil will get a rancid smell after awhile. The mineral oil doesn't smell or go bad. A cup of mineral oil and table spoon of shaved bee's wax melted together in the microwave is the best finish I have found. The mineral oil brings the wood to life and the warm bee's wax settles in and hardens the finish while keeping the surface 100% food safe.
I know, too much information…...LOL
 

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Not at all…I never knew the recipe for mixing the two , so I haven't tried the bees wax. I've used Mineral Oil for years for the same reasons you mentioned. Now if I can find some reasonably priced beeswax i'll give it a go ! Thanks for sharing your recipe : )
 

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The best place to buy bee's wax is a hobby store like Hobby Lobby or Micheals. It doesn't take much.
 

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Thanks for the tip on where to buy it . I've only seen it at WoodCraft for about $5 for a little itty bitty stick of it ! LOL
 

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Jerry, that mix idea is terrific - thanks for the post! will definitely come in handy
 

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Glad to hear I could contribute something positive!!! LOL
 
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