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jmc0319 03-10-2013 07:15 PM

Finishing a cutting board
 
I am making a cutting board and would like to know how best to finish it. I am using maple and oak.

nealtw 03-10-2013 09:08 PM

http://www.finewoodworking.com/how-t...-finishes.aspx

dthornton 03-10-2013 09:10 PM

I presume that you intend to use this for food use. You want to use either olive oil or you can find an oil for cutting boards (unscented, pure mineral oil). Do not use any stains, varnishes, oils, or other compounds that are not designated for food contact.

jmc0319 03-15-2013 05:07 PM

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Originally Posted by dthornton
I presume that you intend to use this for food use. You want to use either olive oil or you can find an oil for cutting boards (unscented, pure mineral oil). Do not use any stains, varnishes, oils, or other compounds that are not designated for food contact.

Thanks. Is tung oil safe for cutting boards?

nealtw 03-15-2013 05:42 PM

Oily rags left alone can combust on there own, That alone drove me to the bees wax and real shellack chips that you heat up and mix together and let cool. It just took a while for me to remember why. Combustable rags and wood shop, not a good mix.
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/...il-soaked-rags

jmc0319 03-15-2013 05:59 PM

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Originally Posted by nealtw
Oily rags left alone can combust on there own, That alone drove me to the bees wax and real shellack chips that you heat up and mix together and let cool. It just took a while for me to remember why. Combustable rags and wood shop, not a good mix.
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/...il-soaked-rags

Great point.

CallMeVilla 03-15-2013 06:54 PM

I built a large island, topped with a big cutting board (48"66"). Used walnut oil to finish it. Looked great. I reapplied the oil about twice a year because it seldom got wet. The one side was an overhang for bar stools. Everything worked out great.

jmc0319 03-15-2013 07:20 PM

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Originally Posted by CallMeVilla
I built a large island, topped with a big cutting board (48"66"). Used walnut oil to finish it. Looked great. I reapplied the oil about twice a year because it seldom got wet. The one side was an overhang for bar stools. Everything worked out great.

The Olympic thing I can find in the big box is tung oil

jmc0319 03-15-2013 07:21 PM

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Originally Posted by jmc0319

The Olympic thing I can find in the big box is tung oil

Love autocorrect. That was the only thing I can find is tung oil.

CallMeVilla 03-15-2013 07:39 PM

Walnut oil is readily available ... I got mine at: http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?p...FetFMgodCQgASw

Remember, it must be 100% pure walnut oil without any additives or preservatives. Make sure it is for use on food surfaces.

Make sure you invite me for dinner. :D


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