|Project by Aaron||posted 09-26-2013 11:03 PM||1344 views||5 times favorited||7 comments|
It is about time that I joined the cutting board club. Made two glue ups with strips of maple and walnuts then cut to width, put on edge, then glued together. I do not have a router (nor know how to use one) yet, so I beveled the edges using a hand plane and sand paper. To make things easier, next time I will use a caul or two.
Fun fact, using a blue kitchen sponge to wipe up glue up == a bad idea. Blue specks leached into the end grain and took about 10 fresh 60 grit orbital sanding pads to remedy.
Finished with mineral oil, then mineral oil with beeswax.
Question to the experts; my perfectly sanded glossy finish has gone away after getting the board wet a bit. I figure this happens as water soaks in etc etc, however shouldn’t my oil finish have prevented this? I seem to think that the oil might not have impregnated the surface, however I put on 6 or so coats with light sanding in between. Any tips?
Thanks for looking.