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Forum topic by CBeats posted 08-09-2013 08:38 PM 1203 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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CBeats

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08-09-2013 08:38 PM

Topic tags/keywords: end grain cutting board end grain maple purpleheart walnut cutting board

Hi,

I recently made some end grain cutting boards. Some with maple and purple heart and some with maple, paduk and walnut.
I use a couple different oils to do some testing. I tried mineral oil, and other oils used for cutting boards.

When i applied the oils, then all darkened the cutting boards a lot. The purpleheart came out really dark.
What should I be sanding the end grain cutting boards to?

Chris


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#1 posted 08-09-2013 09:52 PM

no matter what you coat end grain with it will darken.

I sand to 240 usually.

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

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#2 posted 08-09-2013 09:55 PM

+1 Dallas….end grain absorbs more than face grain

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#3 posted 08-10-2013 01:38 AM

I sanded it all the way up to 240, i guess i should have done something else instead of oil.
The purpleheart is is super dark.
My first cutting boards though, now i know what to expect :P

Thanks!

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