Filling gaps in maple cutting boards?

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Forum topic by Michael Wilson posted 01-01-2012 06:07 PM 2230 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Michael Wilson

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01-01-2012 06:07 PM

Try though I might, I can only run my hastily made cutting boards through the planer so many times before I end up with fancy sheets of paper.

Is there something I can use to fill the couple gaps that are just too big to ignore in a maple board that’s safe for food?

The product descriptions all talk about how sturdy the stuff is, which is good, but not about it’s food safety.

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#1 posted 01-01-2012 10:42 PM

How big are the gaps?

If they are too large to fill, and the gaps are along the glue lines – you can run the board through the saw at the gap line and then re-glue to get a better fit.

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#2 posted 01-02-2012 01:03 AM

I must admit that I have used some Timbermate to fill very small gaps in a cutting board. I figured what the hay it’s water based. What can be safer than water? I finish my boards with butcher block oil so it’s sealed and you can’t even detect it.

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