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Forum topic by JL7 posted 03-30-2013 10:18 PM 2077 views 0 times favorited 56 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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JL7

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03-30-2013 10:18 PM

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?


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boxcarmarty

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#1 posted 03-30-2013 10:27 PM

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 03-30-2013 10:31 PM

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 03-30-2013 10:40 PM

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.

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bondogaposis

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#4 posted 03-30-2013 10:47 PM

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 03-30-2013 10:51 PM

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 03-30-2013 10:58 PM

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

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AandCstyle

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#7 posted 03-30-2013 11:03 PM

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 03-30-2013 11:30 PM

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 03-30-2013 11:57 PM

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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#10 posted 03-30-2013 11:57 PM

Go for it.

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#11 posted 03-30-2013 11:59 PM

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 procrastination a bad thing?

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Moron

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#12 posted 03-31-2013 12:06 AM

in a heart beat

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

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JL7

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#13 posted 03-31-2013 12:08 AM

All right…thanks folks….

The score is:

NO – 1 (Marty) YES – 8

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#14 posted 03-31-2013 12:12 AM

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

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#15 posted 03-31-2013 12:12 AM

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. Calhoun GA. Don't cry because it's over, smile....because for 7 glorious miles, everyone thought you were the real bus driver!

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