Walnut Cutting Board

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Project by SCBryan posted 06-02-2014 12:55 PM 1461 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First finished project in a long time. Walnut cutting board with Oak accent handles. This is a Wood Smith magazine project.

-- Bryan, South Carolina

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#1 posted 06-02-2014 01:21 PM

I like, Very well done.

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#2 posted 06-02-2014 01:55 PM

Really nice. I really like the design.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 06-02-2014 02:10 PM

what did you put on those boards as a finish?

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#4 posted 06-03-2014 12:58 AM

Also curious about the finish. I would love to copy that style, but I’ve never seen such a high gloss of a cutting board. Is it food safe?

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#5 posted 06-03-2014 06:20 AM

Very Nice Work Indeed Bryan. Thanks For Sharing.


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#6 posted 06-03-2014 12:10 PM

The Finish is a low gloss Formby’s Tung oil. The mirror finish is a result of my final 2 coats of wet sanding and steel wool. Each cutting board has 5 coats of tung oil, then I sand 150#, 220#, 400#, wet sand 400# & finally steel wool.

My initial research said Formby’s tung oil was food safe, now after double checking i’m not so sure since most articles were 50/50. Maybe I should have used a mineral oil. Next time I’ll do a lot more research on the food safe aspect.

-- Bryan, South Carolina

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#7 posted 06-03-2014 03:12 PM

Bryan, they make mineral oil, which comes in a couple different marketing terms (butcher block oil, etc).

General Finishes also makes a product called “Salad Bowl Finish”. This product will give you a soft sheen and more protection than mineral oil, but it will also be harder to repair scratches or wear spots over time.

My opinion is just use mineral oil on cutting boards and then every year or so, sand them a little to clean up the knife marks and scratches and then add more mineral oil.

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