|Project by RJH311||posted 01-17-2012 05:26 AM||2423 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
I’ve been trying to make some maple end grain cutting boards for a while as my first woodworking project. While visiting my parents this weekend I found a cutting board that my mother uses constantly and runs through the dishwasher. Needless to say it was dried out, cracked, and bleached beyond recognition. My dad even said afterwards that he didn’t know the wood strips were different woods. The first picture is of the board before sanding but after i’d put some wood glue/sawdust mixture into the cracks to fill the spaces. After that I sanded down the faces and sides with 80 grit working up to 220 grit. Once the sanding was finished I flooded the board with mineral oil. On advice that I’ve gotten from a few sources I bought mineral oil from Walgreen’s but I looked at the back and it includes vitamin E or B as a stabilizer, would this make a difference? I did this while my parent’s were at work so they came back to find it good as new on the kitchen counter (last picture). They called and were quite excited. Next up, my maple end grain cutting boards from scratch. Any pointers?