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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 ?
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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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#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!
#3 posted 10-13-2013 01:19 AM
I’m not sure how to use a hand plane. What kind do you use ?
#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.
#5 posted 10-13-2013 01:48 AM
I guess I could you tube them and see
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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.
#7 posted 10-13-2013 02:01 PM
It is an I for my girlfriends maw maw.Thank you
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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)
#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
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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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