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JL7

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381 days ago

I acquired a bunch of old Maple gym floor cheap…..looking for opinions on whether you would use it for cutting boards. Of coarse all 4 surfaces would be cleaned up…....built a board with the material yesterday and finished it up today…

What do you think? Safe or not?

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,001 ways that won't work.


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boxcarmarty

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#1 posted 381 days ago

Hmmmm, Would you wrap your sammich in a pair of sweaty gym socks???

I’m just saying…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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#2 posted 381 days ago

I cant see any reason why you couldn’t use it. If no nails or holes remain, you should be good.

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JL7

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#3 posted 381 days ago

Marty – I can’t agree more…...but would the Maple care?

Thanks Shane…..that’s what I’m thinking…....

So the Score is:

NO – 1 YES – 1

Tie game.

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,001 ways that won't work.

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bondogaposis

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#4 posted 381 days ago

As long as you don’t use sweaty gym socks to apply the finish, I don’t see a problem.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#5 posted 381 days ago

Birds pooped in the tree that wood came from.
Bugs had carnal knowledge in the same tree….
Cows often got cow poop all over them before they were turned into meat…...

And your worried about a few gym socks?

Hahahahahahaha!

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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JL7

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#6 posted 381 days ago

Thanks Bondo….....now that you mention it…..I do sometimes use old socks for finishing…....uh oh…..

Dallas…..you have a way with words…....

So the score is :

NO – 1 (Marty) YES – 3

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,001 ways that won't work.

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AandCstyle

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#7 posted 381 days ago

I say go for it. Besides, sweaty socks may impart that special “je n’est ce quoi” to your food prep. lol

-- Art

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boxcarmarty

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#8 posted 381 days ago

Ain’t nuttin’ like a ‘lil “je n’est ce quoi” to put the spice in your soup…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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Elizabeth

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#9 posted 381 days ago

I don’t recall ever seeing people run around in their socks on the gym floor. If we use reclaimed barn wood why not reclaimed gym wood? Beautiful cutting board BTW.

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waho6o9

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#10 posted 381 days ago

Go for it.

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DIYaholic

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#11 posted 381 days ago

Speaking from a TOTAL lack of experience….
I say go for it!
I think a little “toe jam”, on freshly cut bread, is the bomb!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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Moron

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#12 posted 381 days ago

in a heart beat

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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JL7

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#13 posted 381 days ago

All right…thanks folks….

The score is:

NO – 1 (Marty) YES – 8

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,001 ways that won't work.

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Dusty56

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#14 posted 381 days ago

I’m sure that you exposed all new wood surfaces in the milling process. I wouldn’t hesitate to use it : )
Nice looking board : )

-- When you arrive at my front door, please knock softly but firmly. I like soft , firm, knockers : )

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KelvinGrove

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#15 posted 381 days ago

While reading this to my wife I got down to Elizabeth’s post…at that point she said, “well, if a woman likes it, that settles it”. She then asked if it was pretty, so I showed her the picture. She says you probably don’t want that in your kitchen and she will be happy to take it off your hands.

-- Tim P. Go Forth! Make Saw Dust! Have Fun! Sleep Soundly!

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