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Project by sheriffbob posted 05-03-2015 03:13 PM 601 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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purple heart, cherry, walnut, and curly maple. I used a free cutting board designer program on computer to design this layout. Overall size is roughly 14” x 11”.., finish is wood whispers recommendation of “salad bowl finish cut with mineral spirits ”. He recommended three coats, but I am pushing 8-9 coats per cutting board project.





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 05-04-2015 12:28 AM

Nice cutting board!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Dusty56

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#2 posted 05-04-2015 03:31 AM

If you go back and read Marc’s article, you will see that he does not attempt to build a finish as you have done with your 8-9 coats. His method is to stop applying the diluted finish when penetration ceases to happen. By the way, you are diluting mineral spirits with mineral spirits. There is very little actual finish in Salad Bowl Finish. It is more than 60% mineral spirits to start with : ) Other than wasting time and money, all you are doing is adding more evaporated mineral spirits to the atmosphere.
Keep up the good work.

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sheriffbob

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#3 posted 05-04-2015 05:51 AM


If you go back and read Marc s article, you will see that he does not attempt to build a finish as you have done with your 8-9 coats. His method is to stop applying the diluted finish when penetration ceases to happen. By the way, you are diluting mineral spirits with mineral spirits. There is very little actual finish in Salad Bowl Finish. It is more than 60% mineral spirits to start with : ) Other than wasting time and money, all you are doing is adding more evaporated mineral spirits to the atmosphere.
Keep up the good work.

- Dusty56

I never read an article from Marc, but I did see a YouTube video on cutting boards from him. You are right about him not trying to build a finish, but it actually has a nice finished look. Low future maintenance was the goal. I hope it is just a display piece, wherever it may go, so I want it to have a finish look. I use Marc salad bowl finish method because it is FDA safe and it has a somewhat finished look. I also understand that I don’t need to cut the finish with more mineral spirits, but I found the finish was more forgiving after it was cut.

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knotheadswoodshed

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#4 posted 05-04-2015 01:42 PM

it isn’t how you got there, its the end result that counts and I think that board looks really nice, good job.

-- Randy - "I dont make mistakes, I make design change opportunities" www.knotheadswoodshed.com

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