|Forum topic by Jonathan||posted 07-14-2010 07:40 PM||2047 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
07-14-2010 07:40 PM
I am getting ready to apply the finish to one of the projects I’m making as a fundraising item for the 3-Day Walk for the Cure that my wife will be participating in out in San Diego in November.
The item in question is a cutting board and/or cheese tray (whatever you want to call it). I’ve only made one cutting board before and I used GF Salad Bowl Finish on that. I actually took some mineral oil to my end grain board this morning to restore it a bit.
I just purchased some George’s Club House Wax at Woodcraft the other day to use on this new cutting board/serving tray, made up of cherry, walnut, and curly maple. If you’re not familiar with this product, it is a little 4-ounce container that smells like beeswax, but also has mineral oil blended in with it. I am wondering if I should just put several coats of this onto the wood, or if I should first go through the multiple coats of mineral oil to really saturate the board?
This board has a roundover on the top edge and a small chamfer on the bottom edge, so both sides are technically useable since there aren’t any handles to get in the way. I will be putting my brand on the one side with the chamfer, but will do so down in the corner so that the rest of the surface is useable.
It would obviously be easier to just put a couple of coats of the wax mixture on and buff it out between coats, but would it be wiser to take the extra time and oil the board first? I’m not sure how much use the piece will actually get, as I have no idea who will end up with the item.
-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."