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Forum topic by GRDKelowna posted 11-15-2018 10:06 PM 574 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-15-2018 10:06 PM

Hello all,

I have a client who asked for a polenta serving tray, basically a slab flattened and slightly hollowed. They liked this slab I had, but I have no idea what it is. Be good to know before they start serving food off it.

-- Brian Martin, Kelowna, BC

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#1 posted 11-16-2018 12:04 AM

Red Elm

-- It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. Aristotle

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#2 posted 11-16-2018 06:25 PM

Just that easy! Thanks Tony_S!

-- Brian Martin, Kelowna, BC

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#3 posted 11-19-2018 12:58 PM

I am with Tony.

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT40HD35 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln.

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#4 posted 11-19-2018 03:21 PM

Not sure of the design but I would strongly recommend against leaving it live edge unless you completely remove the bark and clean the edges with drawknife/chisels so they are crevice free, finish with mineral oil.

-- I've decided 1 mistake is really 2 opportunities to learn.. learn how to fix it... and learn how to not repeat it

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#5 posted 11-19-2018 03:51 PM

An additional concern would be washing an cleaning the board after use. A good hard polyurethane varnish should be used to prevent the board from warping or twisting. At any rate, you wouldn’t want to aggressively wash it, with soap and water.

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