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12-14-2020 08:13 AM

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I’m making a cutting board for a friend and there’s a big split on one end of the oak I’m using. Normally I’d just bow tie it and call it done but since cutting boards need a solid surface and stand up to hacking away at food- I was wondering if there’s a specific type of resin/epoxy that would be best suited for standing up to constant chopping and pounding, while being good for deep pours and voids.

I’d like to just use solid wood but my buddy saw the live edge on a slab and specifically requested it.

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#1 posted 12-14-2020 12:48 PM

Will – what kind of oak ?
normally, oak is not suggested for any kind of kitchen utensils, especially cutting boards
due to its porosity that can harbor bacteria (and splits easily after a few washes).
there will be many suggestions/concerns to your question. . . . just choose one that suits your situation.

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#2 posted 12-14-2020 05:33 PM

White oak. I didn’t know that about using it for kitchen pieces. I made one for the same friend about 4 years ago out of white oak. It gets heavy use, so he requested a second one. He’s a bee keeper so he constantly has wax on hand for upkeep. Maybe that helps or maybe my oak is just lucky.

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