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Project by Jokker78 posted 10-13-2013 12:28 AM 679 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is my first cutting board. I did figure out one thing I need a planner.
All that sanding is rough.
What do y’all finish y’alls with ?

-- Measure once, cut , measure again, cut and damn its still to short





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wiser1934

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#1 posted 10-13-2013 12:54 AM

nice looking board. i use howards butcher block conditioner for my boards or mahoney’s walnut oil. thanks for posting

-- wiser1934, new york

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Dallas

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#2 posted 10-13-2013 01:06 AM

Looks good Jokker!
If you don’t have a planer, a couple of hand planes work nicely, then on to a card scraper.

For finish the traditional method is mineral oil, (Yeah the stuff from the drug store), sometimes mixed with bee’s wax.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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Jokker78

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#3 posted 10-13-2013 01:19 AM

I’m not sure how to use a hand plane. What kind do you use ?

-- Measure once, cut , measure again, cut and damn its still to short

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Dallas

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#4 posted 10-13-2013 01:40 AM

I would use a Stanley #5 or a clone, and then a Stanley 60 1/2 or clone.
All you would be trying to do is get the edges of the joints even, then use the Sander and/or the card scraper to make a smooth finish.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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Jokker78

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#5 posted 10-13-2013 01:48 AM

I guess I could you tube them and see

-- Measure once, cut , measure again, cut and damn its still to short

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Monte Pittman

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#6 posted 10-13-2013 10:34 AM

Welcome to LJs

Interesting pattern. Most of us use mineral oil.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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Jokker78

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#7 posted 10-13-2013 02:01 PM

It is an I for my girlfriends maw maw.
Thank you

-- Measure once, cut , measure again, cut and damn its still to short

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BusterB

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#8 posted 10-13-2013 02:09 PM

Nice board Jokker. On the one and only I have built, I used the Howards Butcher block oil. The local Ace (a pretty small store) ordered it for me. Its basically mineral oil and bee’s wax. I have heard you can make your own but I really wasnt ready to go that far quite yet…lol

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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Jokker78

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#9 posted 10-13-2013 02:50 PM

I got some watco butcher block oil to use.
I just wish it would have made the wood a little darker

-- Measure once, cut , measure again, cut and damn its still to short

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MrFid

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#10 posted 10-13-2013 05:39 PM

I use what Marc Spagnuolo recommends in this video: www.thewoodwhisperer.com/videos/how-to-make-a-butcher-block-cutting-board/. If you haven’t seen it yet check it out. Skip towards the end if you’re only interested in finishing. This finish (salad bowl finish thinned 50% with mineral spirits) is safe, non-allergenic, durable, long-lasting, and good looking. I like it a lot. Worth noting that walnut oil can cause a reaction to someone with nut allergies. Definitely a no go if you plan to ever sell or give away. You never know who they’ll have over for dinner.

The salad bowl finish darkens up the wood too. Good luck!

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

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