|Forum topic by Don||posted 02-12-2011 04:27 PM||775 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
02-12-2011 04:27 PM
I’m in the final stages of finishing off a Maple cutting board measuring 12” x 36” x 1 1/4”. I applied the first coat of Mineral Oil and watched it disappear in seconds..thirsty little bugger. I dutifully waited the required 24 hours and applied a second coat which again was quickly absorbed. I applied the third coat and I went back to check the board later in the evening and to my shock, the board had a massive cupping action going on in the middle of the board, about 1/2” at it’s highest point.
I flipped the board and applied a heavy coat of Mineral Oil to the underside and hoped that the cupping was caused by the fact that I only applied oil to one side. Checked it this morning and the cupping is still there.
For those who have experienced this or may be able to shed some light on the problem, will this go away with more applications of Mineral Oil to the underside or am I stuck with a 12” x 36” springboard?
-- -- Don in Ottawa, http://www.donebydon.ca