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Forum topic by PRGDesigns posted 11-23-2012 11:57 PM 1363 views 1 time favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-23-2012 11:57 PM

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What instructions do you include when selling or giving away an end grain cutting board? I was thinking of:

Do not immerse in water
Do not wash in dishwasher
Re-oil after finish dulls
Wood moves naturally – Allow wood to acclimate to your home environment

To all cutting board veterans, please add your relevant suggestions to this list. Please post any examples of what you include with any cutting board as well. Thanks.

-- They call me Mr. Silly

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#1 posted 11-25-2012 11:34 PM

I hand out a care sheet with each board.
Here is where I got most of my info.
PM me your email address if you want a copy of my care sheet.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#2 posted 11-26-2012 01:22 AM

I include a card that I made up that includes the following instructions…..

Care Instructions for a long lasting Cutting Board

To Clean:

Scrub with soapy cloth or sponge, rinse quickly, dry thoroughly.
Never submerse fully in water and always dry thoroughly.

Oil your cutting board monthly to keep it looking new.

Purchase Mineral Oil from your local drug store. Pour oil on clean
dry board and lightly rub into the wood to ensure even coverage.
Let it dry overnight then wipe any excess oil off with a clean paper towel.

Over time, your Cutting Board will get a lot of knife marks. To make it
look new again, make sure it is dry and then lightly sand the marks out
of the wood. Clean off any sawdust and apply mineral oil as described above.
Repeat if necessary.

Enjoy your Hand Crafted Cutting Board!

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#3 posted 11-26-2012 03:07 AM

Excellent advice.

Scott – PM on your message board

-- They call me Mr. Silly

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#4 posted 12-01-2012 07:18 PM

I have a sheet we made and give to all the customers. I’ll have my wife get it out of comp at work and save it on a stick. Send me your e mail and Ill send it to you when I get it monday or tuesday. I have sold over 250 boards and people seem to like the sheet.
Good luck

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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