This unique, beautifully handcrafted wooden cutting board is made from White Ash, Cherry & Walnut. The board pictured is 17 x 10-1/2 x 3/4. They are available in any size.
The cutting board comes oiled and ready to use. I always use mineral oil purchased from the pharmacy for the initial soak, and then polish the board with my own special blend of mineral oil and beeswax for the finishing touch.
How they’re made:
I use Titebond III; FDA approved food safe glue and pressure to make GlessBoards long lasting and safe for food cutting. Many boards will also have splines, dovetails, or other joinery to enhance their beauty and strength.
Once final gluing is done my boards are sanded with great care. 80 grit, 100 grit, 150 grit, then 220 grit. At this stage in the process, I mist all my boards with water to raise the grain, and then I hand sand to 220 one last time before their oil bath.
Cutting Board Do’s & Don’ts:
Do keep your board oiled – An oiled board is less likely to absorb moisture and crack. Once a week for the first month, Once a month for the first year, and whenever the board begins to look dry after that.
Don’t oil your board with food oils (vegetable, canola, olive) – they turn rancid, sticky, and smelly over time. Use Mineral Oil, Walnut Oil or Almond Oil.
Don’t submerge your board in water – Scrub your board with hot soapy water, rinse quickly, and dry. NEVER put your wooden board in a dishwasher.
Do use Vinegar to sanitize your board – bleach is not an effective sanitizer on wood. Simply mist your board with vinegar, wait 10 minutes, rinse and wipe dry.
Curious about the glue I use? Check it out: http://www.titebond.com/WNTitebondIIITB.asp
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