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The Boardsmith - should arrive tomorrow 6-18-12

Mon Jun 18, 2012 3:07 am

In anticipation for the arrival of my maple cutting board from boardsmith I am starting this thread for pictures of the masterpiece :)

Hope you all enjoy.

Re: The Boardsmith - should arrive tomorrow 6-18-12

Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:23 am

Could you send a link of his other work in the mean time?

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Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:26 am

The only other work of his I have seen is on his website http://www.theboardsmith.com/

I came to the conclusion of what type of board the purchase and who to purchase it from due to recommendations from fellow forum members.

Re: The Boardsmith - should arrive tomorrow 6-18-12

Mon Jun 18, 2012 4:58 pm

Alright everyone, just a heads up first time ever posting pics on a forum anywhere, so this is the new maple board from Dave at The Boardsmith. If the pics are not the greatest size or quality maybe someone could enlighten me on a better way. This board is absolutely amazing quality. Short on time now but will give my review later today and post better pics if necessary!
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Mon Jun 18, 2012 7:36 pm

First attempt at embedding pics of the new board.

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Re: The Boardsmith - should arrive tomorrow 6-18-12

Tue Jun 19, 2012 2:04 pm

Looks great Drew!

Don't over oil the board. It can make the wood soggy. Just apply the oil and wipe off the excess after a few minutes.

Re: The Boardsmith - should arrive tomorrow 6-18-12

Tue Jun 19, 2012 2:59 pm

Thanks for the tip Mark, I did wipe it off the excess a few minutes later. This was a pic immediately after applying the oil. I thought the sheen of oil contrasted with the wood make a great pic!

An update, I didnt know what to expect from this board performance wise. So I went out bought a lot of veggies and started breaking in the board. I was amazed at how the board reacts with the knife and food. I cut up 2 zucchini, 2 y. squash, a green and red pepper, and some potatoes. I wiped the board with a damp towel and hit it with a dry one quick and it was crazy to me. It didnt look like I cut anything on it! Now I understand this is only my first use but even at a close up look you cannot see any cut marks.

What a great piece of art, and realizing his shop is only an hour and a half away I may have to stop in some day and say hello!

Re: The Boardsmith - should arrive tomorrow 6-18-12

Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:13 pm

Nice! :)

Re: The Boardsmith - should arrive tomorrow 6-18-12

Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:33 pm

Dave's advice on oiling his boards, from his website:

"Before using a new butcher block, season it to prevent staining and absorption of food odors and bacteria. Before applying oil to butcher block, warm the oil slightly. Apply oil with a soft cloth, in the direction of the grain, allowing the oil to soak in between each of the four or five coats required for the initial seasoning. After each treatment, wait about four to six hours and wipe off oil that did not soak into the wood (oxidation or hardening of the oil will take approximately 6 hours). Re-oil the butcher block monthly or as often as needed."

More here: http://www.theboardsmith.com/caring1.htm

Re: The Boardsmith - should arrive tomorrow 6-18-12

Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:28 pm

I think I just over oiled my homemade board:/. Just an hour before i read this thread, of course... So now it feels a bit moist. What can I do about it? Do I have to go over it with sandpaper or can I do something else?

/Jesper
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