This item sold on June 4, 2012.
I hate to throw out even the smallest cuts from an extraordinary flitch of South Ameirican Mesquite that I get to work with. The hand-hewn character and grain of this wood is singularly unique. So, I added it to an edge grain cutting board and let its natural edges work into the machined edges of the board. The combination is wonderful. This one-of-a-kind piece is ready to ship. If you have a specific size in mind, please contact me. I would love to do one similar for you that suits your needs.. .
Simple Care and Maintenance:
Our wood offerings are sealed with several applications of food-safe mineral oil using open palms to better imbed oils into the wood grains... a method we think expresses the full richness and patina of the wood. We use mineral oil because it penetrates deep into the wood grain to offer a better initial seal. The oil or surface product you use should be a personal choice.
Simple maintenance only needs a mild soap scub-down and thorough rinse. The piece should then be allowed to dry before use. You should periodically oil the board after cleaning and drying for a time in direct sunlight. Oil the whole board with your hands, gently working any dry patches to an even application. You can feel when you've reached a saturation point. Allow it to set for several hours before using. Beeswax products can bring out more luster than oil but can be short-lived, and specialty cutting board oils are fine also. Try virgin olive oil as an occasional alternative. And...enjoy.