Cutting board question

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  1. Drahts

    Drahts 12 pointer

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    I am making some cutting boards for cutting meat up on. Just finished the first, and not sure what to put on it to preserve it. I remember making one for my mom when I was in school and using mineral oil, figured I'd ask and see what y'all recommend. Thanks in advance.

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  2. Ataulbe1

    Ataulbe1 12 pointer

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    I need one that size! Looks good. I always use food grade mineral oil on my cutting boards.
     
  3. Drahts

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    I saved scraps that had any length to em from the man cave project. I'm gonna build 2 more. 1 large and 1 bout half that size. And I'm looking for a stainless top table too. We've beat the heck outta 2 plastic tops.
     
  4. Carl

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    Don't use mineral oil from China.
     
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  6. chadwimc

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    They make an oil/wax based food grade finish. I've used it several times on cutting boards. It helps rejuvinate older, scarred, boards also. Let me check on the brand name. I like to set a board in the sun to warm up when oiling them.
     
  7. RLWEBB

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    That looks great!
     
  8. chadwimc

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    The only critique I have is... If that's anything more than decorative, fill those knots and/or blemishes with clear resin or epoxy. It won't take away from your craftsmanship or the appearance of the piece. Especially if you're using it for meat or poultry. Any flaw or void in the wood surface becomes a magnet for all kinds of creepy stuff we don't want in our food.
     
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  9. chadwimc

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    This is what I've been using for several years now. Test it on a small piece or scrap to see if you like the appearance...

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  10. Drahts

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    Thanks guys I'll check em out.
     
  11. Munson

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    Lmk if you don't find anything I can order you a can of salad bowl finish it's called. Mom rejuvenates her butcher block island once a year or so. A small can will last years
     
  12. Drahts

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    Thanks Munson, I found some Howards and bought it. Gonna start conditioning it tomorrow! Thanks to all for the replies, I do appreciate it!
     
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    I use butcher block oil on my cutting boards.
     

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