Bubinga cutting board

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I have had nearly 100+bf of bubinga in my garage for almost 2 years now. It’s such incredible wood I could not bring myself to use it for just anything. I’m headed to see family across the country this week and I have not seen them in 10 years. My aunt loves to cook so I decided to make her a nice cutting board. I used bubinga as the main wood and black walnut. Added accents using maple and finished the board with grapeseed oil. This was my first time using grapeseed instead of mineral oil and the results were amazing. I will never use mineral oil again on a cutting board.

-- -Nickel Risk

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#1 posted 01-28-2015 01:17 AM

Very nice. What are the benefits of Grapeseed over Mineral Oil ?

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#2 posted 01-28-2015 03:40 AM

Nice looking cutting board. Will grapeseed oil go rancid? Olive oil, most of the salad oils and some of the nut oil will turn rancid over time.
I have sarted using walnut oil.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#3 posted 01-28-2015 04:07 AM

I have made many cutting boards and have never had a problem with an oil going rancid. There were several studies I read from several universities regarding cutting boards (plastic vs wood/ organic vs mineral oil). I would rather take the risk of an organic oil going rancid than using mineral oil which is refined and contains many unwanted elements from the refining process. As long as the board is properly care for the use of grapeseed oil should not be a problem. Even though the fda deems mineral oil food safe, Im not gonna just ingest it. After all they have no problem with GMO’s but i wont get on that soapbox. I would rather ingest something that come from food rather than a petroleum product. Grapeseed oil doesn’t oxidize as quickly as other vegetable oils and therefore doesn’t go rancid after a period of time. Most other vegetable oils will go tacky, smelly and a dark yellow color when left on the board. Grapeseed is also neutral in flavor.

-- -Nickel Risk

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