|Project by amagineer||posted 07-24-2011 03:50 AM||1672 views||4 times favorited||10 comments|
I made this CB out of Hard Maple—Black Walnut—Paduck—European Beech—African Teak—Purpleheart. It is 12×18 x 1-3/8. I wanted to experiment with the final finish (mineral oil/beeswax), so I made this CB with various woods to see how they would be affected. I normally start finishing my CB with 240 sanding the board, I seal it thru and thru with 50% salad bowl finish and 50% mineral spirits, let dry two days, 240 sand and I coat with 100% salad bowl finish, let dry one day, 400 sand, then apply a hot coating of the mineral oil/beeswax for 1/2 hour, wipe and buff. This board got the same treatment, except I put a hot mineral oil/beeswax saturated cloth over the CB and left overnight. I then resaturated the cloth and covered the board again for 24 hours. I did this three times and every time I took the cloth off of the CB the African Teak, European Beech and Hard Maple pieces were dry having absorbed the finish. By the third day all the woods had enough finish. Lesson learned, I will be leaving the final finish on a few more days. I don’t know if this process will make the CB more durable, but time will tell.
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