Split on endgrain cutting board

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Forum topic by Yurik posted 01-16-2013 10:48 PM 1353 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-16-2013 10:48 PM

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I made endgrain cutting board for my daughter about a year ago (3D pattern from mahogany, cherry and maple) with polymerized tung oil finish. She used it only for cutting bread. After a year board develop big split. along gluing lines (wood movement with humidity variation). Any suggestion on how to fix it and avoid for future projects

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#1 posted 01-16-2013 10:57 PM

Has she ever re-oiled it in that year? Perhaps she just let it dry out too far.

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#2 posted 01-16-2013 11:01 PM

Perhaps the wood wasn’t fully dry when you made it?

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#3 posted 01-16-2013 11:03 PM

I’d bet it was the mahogany, my experience with modern mahogany is that it moves and changes shape like mad.

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#4 posted 01-16-2013 11:05 PM

It happens. My wife let one sit on the counter but she didn’t know it was a little wet in a corner. Mine split as well. This trick worked like a charm

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