Fri Dec 13, 2013 4:28 pm
I have a 16 x 22 Maple end grain board from David Smith - Board Smith - and asked him about the oil consumption of the board & his response was that you can load it up so it comes out the other side. Doesn't make it anymore water resistant tho'.
I used some of his Board Butter which is a mix of bees wax and mineral oil which helps repel water. I later made my own mix using more wax. Gives it a bit harder finish but repels water even better. You just have to be reeaaallll careful applying it with a heat gun so you don't set it on fire.
To the OP - contact David if you're curious about the different woods.
Fri Dec 13, 2013 5:04 pm
Sharp Knives wrote:....You just have to be reeaaallll careful applying it with a heat gun so you don't set it on fire.
I'm not going to ask you how you know this.
Fri Dec 13, 2013 5:38 pm
SteveG wrote:John at Lone Star Artisans makes some beautifully functional cutting boards.
Yes! This is where I'm going to order from, I just can't decide between cherry or walnut.
Fri Dec 13, 2013 5:40 pm
But is there much of a difference between the cherry and walnut?
Is one or the other going to be easier on my knives?
Is one more durable?
Or is it really just which I personally find more aesthetically pleasing?
Fri Dec 13, 2013 5:48 pm
I think the general consensus is whichever you think looks nicer is the one to go with, especially if it is an end grain board.
Fri Dec 13, 2013 11:57 pm
As said before either will make a great board. It's mostly what is aesthetically pleasing at this point. And John does do great work!
Sat Dec 14, 2013 11:25 am
Man I'm having a tough time deciding haha.
That walnut is just stunning, but the cherry is warm and really just nice.
The cherry will get darker and darker over time and with each oiling, but how dark are we talking and what type of time frame before it really starts getting a deep hue?
Think I'm going to go with the cherry, looks as though the listed size is out of stock so won't make it in time for Christmas, but I can wait.
Sat Dec 14, 2013 12:08 pm
Just making sure you saw this part of his site where you can semi-customize your board.http://www.lonestarartisans.com/build-y ... ing-board/
Sat Dec 14, 2013 12:36 pm
Also, what's up with the 10% off?
It says sign up for the newsletter and get it, but I signed up and nothing.
Sat Dec 14, 2013 2:29 pm
Never mind, just got it in my email, nice!
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