It is currently Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:59 am

All times are UTC - 6 hours

Welcome to chefknivestogo

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content, and access many other special features. In addition, registered members also see less advertisements. Registration is fast, simple, and absolutely free, so please, join our community today!

 Page 1 of 1 [ 2 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Chinese Chopping Block
PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 10:20 am 

Joined: Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:56 pm
Posts: 83
Location: Augusta, Ga
Has anyone had any experience with Chinese-style chopping blocks? Specifically, one made out of a single cross-section of a soft-wooded tree? I'm thinking large. Somewhere around 20" or so.

I've found some at the Wokshop, but I'd prefer to buy locally, if possible, due to shipping. I haven't looked locally, but I feel certain I can find one in Atlanta if not Augusta.

Anyway. have y'all used one of these? any pros and cons? I like the idea that they're inexpensive and a soft wood, like white pine or something, should be very gentle on knife edges.

I've heard stories of them wanting to crack easily and that they must remain wet at all times. Can anyone validate and share experiences?

 Post subject: Re: Chinese Chopping Block
PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 10:33 am 

Joined: Wed Apr 25, 2012 4:29 am
Posts: 622
Location: Philippines
if it's soft wood then you're good. but if it's the ironwood stuff, that'd be dulling any knife within a few "chops"


afaik, the ones that crack easily are the ironwood blocks. the chinese leave it in water all the time and pull it out from a tub when they need to use it.

just oil up the block with mineral oil and wax it up with board butter

Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
 Page 1 of 1 [ 2 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 6 hours

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to: