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#1 posted 11-18-2011 01:49 AM

Hi Nate. The reason that lots of cutting boards are made from little pieces is that they make them with end grain up which is the best surface for a cutting board. The other reason is that you can create patterns with the smaller pieces It is best to use a close grain wood for a cutting board especially for cutting meat so that you can clean it better. Open grain wood such as oak is not a good choice for that reason.

For a finish- use a food safe finish like salad bowl finish or mineral oil…...........Good Luck…......Jim

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