Cutting Board - Blotching with Oil

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Forum topic by MichaelKnight posted 12-13-2016 03:51 AM 408 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-13-2016 03:51 AM

Hello All,

I’m trying to make some end grain cutting boards. I am in the midst of applying mineral oil to the second and getting this strange darkening/blotching in some areas. I did not experience this with the first. Any ideas what is causing this? It is hard maple and supposed to be a gift so hopefully I can get this figured out.

Thanks for any help!

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#1 posted 12-13-2016 04:00 AM

Sapwood is sucking up more than the heartwood. Needs more oil. Good luck.


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#2 posted 12-13-2016 04:11 AM

I had one do something like that here recently, Did you raise the grain with water before the final sanding? What kind of sander did you finish with? take a piece of that scrap maple, apply mineral oil and see if you get the same effect.

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