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Forum topic by Jacob posted 516 days ago 557 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Jacob

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516 days ago

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Picked this up today. Wondering what would work to deal with the center crack/checking. I would like to be able to use it for presentation for food, like cheese and crackers etc… would filling the cracks and checks with beeswax be a good idea? I’m not planing to use it as a cutting board tho.
I really want to try and keep the patina and overall used and abused look.

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Hammerthumb

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#1 posted 516 days ago

Maybe tape off around the cracks and fill with epoxy. Remove tape and lightly sand. Then burnish with beeswax mixed with mixed with mineral spirits. Maybe try and find a piece of wood of the same species to make a sample to make sure this is the look you are after.

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#2 posted 516 days ago

Cut a 3” ring out of the center. Fill.

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#3 posted 515 days ago

Sand the underside, collect the sanding dust and then mix with a small amount of pva glue. When mixed together use as a filler. Lightly sand smooth when dry, then use a danish oil to finish ( if you are using it for food).

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