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 Post subject: Re: Cutting board wood
PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 2:12 am 
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Dave soaks his boards in a vat of oil and waxes them before he ships them, it won't need much oil.



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 Post subject: Re: Cutting board wood
PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 4:26 pm 

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Fair point made. Still, I'd hedge my bets. If you have ever had a nice board split on you, you'll be sure to avoid the same experience in the future.


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 Post subject: Re: Cutting board wood
PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 5:22 pm 
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Dakki wrote:End-grain maple is the traditional material and many people have been using it with j-knives with great satisfaction. The only reason I'd go for anything else is purely for the looks.


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 Post subject: Re: Cutting board wood
PostPosted: Sat Feb 22, 2014 7:48 pm 

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I picked up an off brand end grain maple board myself. 20x15x3.5 was a little under $100. I'm a tall guy so I wanted a thick board to bring my cutting surface up a bit. I've been satisfied with it over the 8 months I've had it. Just put some boos cream on it every couple of months and she is good to go.


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 Post subject: Re: Cutting board wood
PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2014 12:28 am 

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I have two boards from Boardsmith, both came well-oiled, but needed some extra. If you pour some oil on your board, and it starts to absorb quickly, some extra oil wont hurt.

As far as the boards go, 10/10, i recommend them to everyone.


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 Post subject: Re: Cutting board wood
PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2014 2:48 am 
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Jeff B wrote:I have an 18x24 maple board by The BoardSmith and your knives better be bigger and sharper than mine if you come after it!

My board: new-cutting-board-t3665.html



Very nice board, I'm looking at purchasing the exact same one.


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 Post subject: Re: Cutting board wood
PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2014 3:05 am 
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You won't be disappointed!



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 Post subject: Re: Cutting board wood
PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:25 am 
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Boardsmith makes very nice boards! Pick the wood based on your budget and what you like in terms of looks. Like was said, there is a difference, but it will be fairly minor. Maple may be a little harder, but they are all fairly easy on the edges. Softer boards may show scratches more and will be easier for the knife to stick into the board so if you have knives that like to stick into the board, maybe go with one of the harder cutting board woods mentioned.


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 Post subject: Re: Cutting board wood
PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 3:24 am 

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I just ordered an 18x24 Maple board from The Boardsmith. Can't wait!


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 Post subject: Re: Cutting board wood
PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 3:33 am 

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I have a 16x22 maple form The Boardsmith. About once a year I run some 600 grit lightly across the top to smooth out any scratches that haven't healed themselves. Other than that and some mineral, its fairly easy up keep.


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