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Charles55

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04-11-2018 11:49 AM

Topic tags/keywords: chess board finishing end grain

I am in the process of making a end grain chess board out of walnut and maple, with a padauk border. I finish cutting boards with walrus oil and/or butchers block oil. Any ideas on what I should use to finish the chess board?


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#1 posted 04-11-2018 11:58 AM

I would suggest satin wipe on poly. Easy to apply and durable for a game board.

I think your spell checker turned your walnut oil into something derived from a tusked mammal.

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#2 posted 04-11-2018 12:49 PM

thanks for your input, i was also thinking of using spar. Walrus oil is a mineral oil blend that works really well on cutting boards.

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#3 posted 04-11-2018 01:06 PM



thanks for your input, i was also thinking of using spar. Walrus oil is a mineral oil blend that works really well on cutting boards.

- Charles55

I learn something new every day. I just Googled it and found that is the brand name of an actual product. Never heard of it before. I thought it might be something akin to the Emu oil people rub into their sore joints. The main ingredients are mineral oil, beeswax, and coconut oil. Not certain what the latter adds to the product other than perhaps a nice aroma. I do know that coconut oil can turn rancid. Maybe that’s why they add vitamin E to the mix as a protectant.

Spar urethane or varnish should work fine, especially if you are concerned about exposure to light resulting in a color change. I guess you are trying to preserve the padauk color.

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