Couple questions about finishing up my 2nd end grain cutting board

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Forum topic by DrHorrible posted 12-22-2015 08:02 PM 319 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-22-2015 08:02 PM

Couple quick questions to help me get this thing right:

1) What grits do you recommend for tackling the end grain? Should I start lower than I normally would? I know this takes forever with ROS, so I made sure all my measurement would help start me at the smoothest state.
1) What’s the best way to check for glue before I apply the oil to finish it out? On my first cutting board, I didn’t see the glue until applying the oil, I’d like to remedy that this time. Perhaps water or mineral spirits?

Thanks all!


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#1 posted 12-22-2015 10:46 PM

Use a scraper to check for any glue residue?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#2 posted 12-22-2015 11:24 PM

You can wipe it with MS, paint thinner, naphtha, to find glue.

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#3 posted 12-23-2015 03:19 PM

as others stated wipe down with MS, and for checking for glue, take a water base dye dilute with water and apply damp cloth it will show the glue like majic. Sand and the dye will come right off, since its not a stain the pigment will not go into the grain and be removed easily. Learned that “trace coat” trick from Charles Neil! Works like a charm. I use it on everything now. It will also show you any sanding marks too!

Good luck and post some pictures.

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