|Forum topic by Spacehog||posted 09-09-2015 03:39 AM||851 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
09-09-2015 03:39 AM
Ahoy everyone! I’ve been making cutting boards for Christmas presents and such for a few years now. Over time I’ve gravitated towards thicker end grain cutting boards because they seem more durable. I’ve also started using butcher block finish (I think it’s beeswax and mineral oil) rather than mineral oil alone. Anyway, I’ve never had a problem with the boards that I’ve made for myself. But that could be because I keep them oiled regularly and I never run them through the dishwasher.
One of my friends did however run his board through the dishwasher, and he never put more oil on the board after the first time. As a result, there is a crack in the board which I am hoping to repair. This board is one of my earlier ones which is only about 3/4 inches thick and I never did put the butcher block on it. I think that the board is something I can repair, but I wanted to ask around before I went about trying to fix it.
So here’s the situation. The board is glued together with Titebond II wood glue, and the wood that cracked is teak. I know that teak is pretty dense and contains a decent amount of oil which could hinder wood glue adhesion. I was thinking of using Titebond III or Titebond Polyurethane glue to get the crack sealed back together. But if someone has another suggestion, I’m all ears. I do have some epoxy and other stuff that might work.
My plan is to just add a liberal amount of glue and then clamp to board again to close up the crack. But I wasn’t sure if I should do something to deal with the oils in the wood before I try to glue it. I can’t really fit much into the crack, so I thought I’d maybe hit it with a bit of Naphtha just before gluing or maybe just go ahead and glue it the way that it is with no further prep. Any insights you have on that would be appreciated.
I tried to include a picture, but my camera is awful, so I’m not sure how helpful it will be. Thanks in advance for any ideas you might have!
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