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Project by RS Woodworks posted 1220 days ago 1955 views 7 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are a few more cutting boards I just finished. All have Maple, cherry, and purpleheart in them, and two of them also have some walnut. All end grain, and I finish my boards with mineral oil and bees wax. Feet are attached with stainless steel screws.

Thanks for looking.

-- I restore the finest vintage tools! If you need a nice plane, saw, marking tool or brace, please let me know!





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lew

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#1 posted 1220 days ago

Nice!

Where did you purchase the feet?

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 1220 days ago

Very nice designs : )

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

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RS Woodworks

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#3 posted 1220 days ago

Thanks Lew.
The feet are from Lee Valley, HERE

Ryan

-- I restore the finest vintage tools! If you need a nice plane, saw, marking tool or brace, please let me know!

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tomakazi

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#4 posted 1220 days ago

Great Boards!!! thanks for the link. I buy 4 rubber bumper at a local hardware store for about the same price as 18 at Lee Valley!

-- I didn't go to college, I was too busy learning stuff - Ted Nugent

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Michael James

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#5 posted 1220 days ago

Great work….I have yet to build one of these…I guess I should get on it.

-- Michael James - www.michaeljames.ca

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lew

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#6 posted 1220 days ago

Thanks for the link!

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Vince

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#7 posted 1220 days ago

Nice boards, do you mix your own finish?

-- Vince

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RS Woodworks

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#8 posted 1219 days ago

Vince, yes I do make my own finish. Just melt the wax into the mineral oil in a pot of water on the stove.

-- I restore the finest vintage tools! If you need a nice plane, saw, marking tool or brace, please let me know!

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Ben

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#9 posted 1161 days ago

Very nice work! Do you mind detailing the finish a little more? Where do you buy the bees wax? Exactly how do you mix it with the mineral oil and what is the wax to oil ratio you used? Thanks and sorry if the answers to these questions are obvious.

EDIT… nevermind i found some other posts detailing the subject. Thanks,

-- Ben in Houston

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RS Woodworks

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#10 posted 1161 days ago

No worries Ben, I don’t mind adding some details on it anyway in case others are interested.
I get 100% pure bees wax from the local Farmer’s Market, the bee keepers are actually old family friends. Mineral Oil just from the pharmacy. I put about a tablespoon size piece of wax in a small mason jar of oil, and put the jar in a pot of water on the stove, just heat till all the wax is melted and then apply it to the boards. It will soak in very well. I cover that with plastic wrap and leave it over night. The next day, the board will have soaked in as much of the finish as it’s going to, and I just wipe off the excess. The rest of the jar will have cooled and I give that and an instrunction sheet to the recipient of the board. The new owner can just heat the jar up in the microwave and reapply the wax any time the board needs it.

Ryan

-- I restore the finest vintage tools! If you need a nice plane, saw, marking tool or brace, please let me know!

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Dusty56

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#11 posted 1161 days ago

”small mason jar of oil”.....could you narrow it down a wee bit ?
While googling “small mason jars” , there are way too many sizes to choose from to try to duplicate your recipe.
Thanks for your help : )

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

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RS Woodworks

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#12 posted 1161 days ago

Lets call it a jam jar. A small mason jar is pretty specific, if you don’t know what that is, I’m not sure a google search will help you. :D
The exact size doesn’t matter because the exact proportion of wax to oil doesn’t matter. If you want an approximate, we can call it about a tablespoon size piece of wax to about a cup of oil. Give or take either way.

-- I restore the finest vintage tools! If you need a nice plane, saw, marking tool or brace, please let me know!

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Ben

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#13 posted 1160 days ago

Thanks Ryan! I going to give it a go this weekend if I can score some wax by then. I really like the idea of giving the jar of leftovers to the new owner so they can wax it down the road. Thanks again.

-- Ben in Houston

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Dusty56

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#14 posted 1160 days ago

A small mason jar is pretty specific, if you don’t know what that is, I’m not sure a google search will help you. :D”
I know exactly what a Mason jar is ,however , by your original description , a small mason jar is anything from 3oz. and upwards to a quart , per Google.
So , maybe now you can see how much the finish will vary by only adding one tablespoon of wax to different quantities of oil. How can you say that the proportion of wax to oil doesn’t matter ?

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

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RS Woodworks

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#15 posted 1160 days ago

”So , maybe now you can see how much the finish will vary by only adding one tablespoon of wax to different quantities of oil. How can you say that the proportion of wax to oil doesn’t matter ?”

Actually, I said the exact proportion of wax to oil doesn’t matter, because it doesn’t. Oil by itself with no wax at all is a very suitable finish, and so would be melted wax by itself with no oil. Will the finish vary? Of course it will! But who cares. Pick a proportion thats right for you. The fact that I have choosen to mix them in an approximate proportion of about a tablespoon size of wax, to about a cup of oil, which I believe I have now clarifyed, is just my way of doing it. And thats what I was asked, and thats what I shared.
If you want to nit pick on my “recipe”, go ahead, but if your that concerned about it, your time may be better spent experimenting with your own oil to wax mixtures rather than trying to figure out what a “small mason jar” is on google…. If you want to, mix the same amount of wax in the biggest mason jar you can find, and see how much difference there is in the end result to your board. Very very little.
Just sayin. :D Cheers!

-- I restore the finest vintage tools! If you need a nice plane, saw, marking tool or brace, please let me know!

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