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Forum topic by jerkylips posted 02-15-2019 05:35 PM 347 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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jerkylips

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02-15-2019 05:35 PM

Kind of embarrassed to admit this one, but I BOUGHT and end grain cutting board off Amazon this week.

We just moved and all of my tools are in storage – middle of winter in WI isn’t a good time to move that stuff, so it is going to be some time before I get everything into my new garage & set up – so I bit the bullet and bought one instead of making it.

Anyway, it’s cold and damp outside, box was sitting on the porch all day, who know where while in transit, etc.

Should I let it acclimate to the indoor humidity for a while before I oil it? I read reviews on several about arriving cracked, cracking after use, etc – I just want to avoid that if possible..


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#1 posted 02-15-2019 05:51 PM

My guess is that you should try to avoid sudden moisture changes. If it is not cracked now, then oiling it should help stop moisture from entering or leaving. I would oil it. However, it is just a guess, so let’s see what others say.

-- Steve

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#2 posted 02-15-2019 05:52 PM

I really don’t know if it necessary but it sure can’t hurt. It the cutting board ever been treat with anything?

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#3 posted 02-15-2019 06:08 PM



I really don t know if it necessary but it sure can t hurt. It the cutting board ever been treat with anything?

- AlaskaGuy


Great question! I had to go back & look it up. According to the seller, it sounds like it is, but you know how these ads are sometimes written like English is not the native language. Ironically, it says it’s made in the US.

It came with a bottle of beeswax/mineral oil – I just wasn’t sure if I should oil it right away or let it acclimate first. Or…if it matters..

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