The cutting board

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Project by Andymac7 posted 10-20-2015 03:09 AM 650 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a cutting board I made in class. I start d by selecting the wood, the board had to be at least 14 inches, so I cut the five pieces down to 16 inches to start, after that I glued them together. When the glue was done drying I chizzled the couple spots were glue dropped threw. When glue was gone I plained the wood down so all the pieces would be even. After planning I sanded it and put a coat wood protection (stuff to protect wood, I don’t exactly know what it’s called) and after the coat dried a put another one on when second coat dried I took it home a out it to use

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#1 posted 10-20-2015 09:51 PM

If it were me and I planned to eat food prepared on it, I’d want to make sure the wood protecting agent I used was food safe as well as the glue holding it together.

From what I gather, mineral oil is a popular finish. I used extra virgin olive oil on mine because it was the only oil I had on hand other than some used 5W20 and that’s for quenching at the forge.

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#2 posted 10-22-2015 10:07 AM

Andy, the type of finish you applied was Howards Butcher block conditioner, pictured here:

Olive oil is a decent finish for temporary cutting surfaces, but may turn rancid over time. It should also be noted that the butcher block conditioner should be applied repeatedly, at least once a month, in order to keep odor down and the wood well protected.

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#3 posted 10-22-2015 10:07 AM

nice action shot, by the way. I like the knife in the picture, that way we all know what it is!

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#4 posted 10-22-2015 11:57 AM

That’s a beautiful board and nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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