|Project by Sandking||posted 06-03-2009 05:35 PM||1792 views||14 times favorited||10 comments|
Cutting boards are fun and since I like to cook as well used often. What I can’t believe is how often they should be oiled (I try and do it monthly). They are finished in Mineral Oil with some melted paraffin wax. I noticed on some websites they dedicate an old pot to melt the wax in the oil. I use empty jars (I guy them by the case but you can use an old sauce jar as well), put in the oil and wax and place it in a pot of boiling water. Similar to a double boiler for melting chocolate my wife doesn’t have to get mad with wax in our pots!!! The best part about it is I make a big batch; whatever is left over I put the cap on and sit it on the shelf. When I need it again I warm it up in the boiling water (since it’s hardened some) and refinish the board.
The end grain are nice and sturdy, but with my Incra fence I love the look of the edge grain boards. It’s also really fun making them since the Incra fence is soooo percise. I’ve only made two of them and given them as gifts so I don’t know how they hold up to knife marks yet.
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