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Forum topic by dakremer posted 07-17-2012 04:19 AM 882 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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dakremer

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07-17-2012 04:19 AM

I bought a bamboo cutting board for our new condo (I know, I know….why didn’t I make one? Well school has been busy, so don’t have the time, nor the tools to make one to satisfactory…yet). So the directions say to coat it with oil (I’m using mineral oil) every 2 days for a month. This seems like overkill to me. Is it? I’ve put 4 coats on so far – should I keep going??? Thanks in advance!!

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!


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#1 posted 07-17-2012 04:39 AM

Usually on Hard Wood, only a few coats to begin with are needed. You will notice that the Mineral Oil dosen’t seep in anymore and that will be the time to let it sit for a few hours and wipe off. As time goes by you will notice the wood getting dry. I usually bleach mine real good and let dry completely and apply a couple coats and that will last for at least another 6 months or so. It also will vary on usage. I have several that I switch off with back and forth.

-- John

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#2 posted 07-17-2012 11:50 AM

Here ya go dak: http://www.ehow.com/how_4822904_care-bamboo-cutting-boards.html

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#3 posted 07-17-2012 11:51 AM

G’day, Doug,
A couple coats initially will keep you for probably 6 months and then it Might need another. You are putting it on WAY too much. I use salad bowl finish form Ikea and put on two coast and buff each one. They take 24 hrs drying before applying the next coat and it lasts for a year.I go by the look of the surface to select when it is time to put another one on….............Jim

ps. I lost track. did you get married already?????

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 07-17-2012 12:15 PM

Thanks guys, the instructions came with the cutting board not the mineral oil. I thought that that seems like overkill, but I never did it before so I had no idea. I have a total of four coats on it and it seems like it is still taking mineral oil in.

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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dakremer

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#5 posted 07-17-2012 12:16 PM

Jim, I’m going on my one-month anniversary right now!! :)

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#6 posted 07-17-2012 08:54 PM

Sounds like you got your question answered—Now, I know! Thanks, folks.

‘Just one quick though on ‘cleaning’. I would never put bleach on a cellulose based object.
Bleach breaks-down the lignin (glue) in the cell walls of plants, and thus compromises the structure.
Think: Bleach on blue-geans. Ouch!
I use hydrogen peroxide, as it is ‘good to wood’, and safe for us carbon units ;-)

-- Tom Snyder - theJaz

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#7 posted 07-17-2012 10:00 PM

Jaz – I’ll have to remember that even though I’ve never had one break apart on me. I also use the bleach diluted in a spray bottle, not to let it soak in for any lenght of time. I’m sure alot depends on the type of glue you use.

-- John

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#8 posted 07-18-2012 12:26 AM

thanks for the responses guys! I’m glad I asked. I’m ready to use this sucker and didnt want to have to put like 5 more coats on!!

I’ll remember about the bleach too!

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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