Making a Cutting Board


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Old 08-14-14, 12:53 PM
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Making a Cutting Board

Bought another of those, "I just gotta have it, even though I really don't need it" tools, a biscuit cutter. Decided I'd do something easy with it the first time I use it and decided to make a cutting board. It was easy enough, but now I have to finish it and don't know what type or brand of food grade oil to use on it. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
 
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Old 08-14-14, 12:58 PM
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Ikea sells a white mineral oil to use on their wood.
 
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What type of glue did you use on the biscuits?
 
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Old 08-14-14, 01:21 PM
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Please don't tell me I used the wrong glue! It'll be more fuel for the wife's "See I told you you wouldn't know how to use it!"

I used Elmer's wood glue. I was going to use Gorilla glue but thought there might be chemicals in it that could get into the food.
 
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What type wood did you use for the cutting board? How thick were your slats?
 
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The Elmer's will be just fine. You won't be soaking it or washing in a dish washer. Mine have been glued with Elmer's for 50 years. Washed with detergent and water and an occasional diluted bleach solution when meats are in the mix. For veggies, just detergent and water.
 
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You'd have been better off using something like Titebond Ultimate, but as long as you don't immerse it and let it soak, it should be fine.
 
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Old 08-15-14, 11:03 AM
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I was watching "How It's Made" on TV last night, and they happened to be making a cutting board. I didn't catch what wood they used, but they said after they're finished, they soak them in vegetable oil for 24 hours, which leaves them shiny and conditioned.
 
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Old 08-15-14, 11:05 AM
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Thank you senior, gun guy. and all the others who responded. Next time I'll remember the titebond. I'm just glad I can now say "See I told you I knew how to do this stuff," to the wife. SHHH don't tell her I said that though! :NO NO NO:
 
 

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