|Forum topic by camps764||posted 313 days ago||1773 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
313 days ago
I know there are tons of opinions on the right way to finish a cutting board. I bought this Watco stuff a while back to use on some end grain boards, it worked nicely, left a nice finish. I think the boards ended up as decorations in my dad’s home and are not daily users.
I decided I wanted a “live edge” cutting board made from a Walnut off cut.
Sanded it down, cut it to shape, followed the finish routine.
Let it cure for a week. Used it to cut some food and I swear I could still taste the finish.
Let it cure for a few more weeks, used it to cut some fresh bread, still could taste it.
Let the loaf of bread sit on it overnight, cut side down to preserve it, cut the bread on a different board, and the end piece of bread still tasted like the finish.
Took the board back to the shop and will be stripping it and refinishing with mineral oil/bee’s wax.
Anyone else experienced this?
Does it just take months to fully cure and not taste disgusting?
I like the way it looks, but I don’t think I will be using this stuff for anything that will handle food ever again. Nasty!
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