Oak End Grain Cutting Board

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Project by Ryan posted 1265 days ago 2546 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’d like to register in the cutting board club too.
This is a little different patterned board. It starts with six blocks
in the middle of the board and forms spiral pattern towarding outside.
I glued one side at a time, so took about 3 weeks to finish.
Trimmed with maple and cherry with flat grain.
My wife says it’s not that fancy like other members’, she does not
have much pressure to use it so carefully.

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#1 posted 1265 days ago

It looks great from here although the open end grain of Oak is not good for cutting meats on.
What finish did you use on it ?

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#2 posted 1265 days ago

Is it white oak? The end grain of white is not open.

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#3 posted 1265 days ago

It’s red oak. RO is known for not that good for cutting board but my experience is a little different.
I used very close grained RO, then it does not show much difference than maple.
I finished with tung oil twice, actually it was soaked, and final finish with bee wax mixture.
Grain is open a little but all filled with tung oil and bee wax.
Water is bidding all the time.

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#4 posted 1265 days ago

Nice looking board, the maple trim makes it pop.

-- Vince

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#5 posted 1264 days ago

That is a very nice looking board. That grain looks tight from here, I bet it will work just fine. It ain’t brain surgery, you will be able to tell if the grain is a problem.

As far as the club goes, you are in for sure.
I like it,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#6 posted 1264 days ago

Looks like I’m officially in the club today.
Thank you SPalm.

RO grain is not a problem at all for me. The open pores are all packed with
tung oil and bee wax, no problem so far and will last quite for a while.

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