In reality, a cutting board that is to be used is going to need an oil finish that at best gives you a matte finish or possibly what could pass for low sheen satin. 5 years ago Share it with us! Since it’s a non-drying oil, it won’t leave an aroma behind. Not only is this an easy finish to use, but its the best finish for cutting boards. Honestly, I would not want anything on my cutting board that could affect my blade edge. Over time, you notice the finish will wear off a bit and the cutting board will begin to look like it need another coat. My favourite food safe wood finish is Clapham's Beeswax Salad Bowl Finish. The content contained on this site is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute professional advice. Wipe the cutting block with a damp, lint-free cloth to remove any sanding dust. Although Festool strives for accuracy in the website material, the website may contain inaccuracies. Thanks! I make a bunch and like to use straight mineral oil. Festool and its affiliates cannot be responsible for improper postings or your reliance on the website's material. After it dries, it is food safe. Sand it a second time with 100-grit sandpaper to smooth the surface. Good idea though. Mineral oil works for me. When the piece looks dry, simply reapply a coat of wax - it's that easy! Mineral oil is actually derived from petroleum, but is completely food safe. Finishing and protecting a wood cutting board is very easy but you have to choose the right finish - it must be food safe. Wrap a sanding block in 50-grit sandpaper. Cutting boards might seem like relatively trivial pieces of kitchen equipment, but they affect the quality of more important things — like your knives and your food. She graduated from Syracuse University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in musical theater. Microwave the mixture for about 45 seconds or until the beeswax melts. Mineral oil applies easily onto the surface of a wooden cutting board. If you want a shiny finish Try General Finishes Salad bowl finish. A good-quality wooden cutting board doesn't dull your knives, resists mold and bacteria, and lasts a lifetime if you take care of it. Won't be shinny long after a knife got to it. This preserves the wood and prevents you from having to oil the board more often than once a month. 5 years ago 0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic. Wash the cutting board with warm water and dishwashing liquid. It only... Making the Best Finish for Cutting Boards. Slice off thin slivers of beeswax with a butter knife until you have about a 1/2 teaspoon of slivers, and stir them into the mineral oil. If your cutting board has accumulated some scratches and discolorations, refinishing it should restore it to its original condition. Nice! Sand the surface of the cutting board to remove the top layer of wood particles and buff out scratches. Beeswax finish … Wipe off excess oil from the board. If the cutting board begins to warp due to the water contact on just one side, turn it over and it will slowly flatten out. The two primary concerns when finishing or staining a cutting board … I realize that once it's dry you wouldn't have anything to worry about. Nor will the finish continue to look nice after numerous knife cuts. Beeswax finish is works great for all things wooden in the kitchen. Re: Getting a food safe shiny finish on cutting boards,,, Quote from: Wooden Skye on September 08, 2015, 11:24 PM,, Quote from: Burl on September 09, 2015, 12:11 AM, Quote from: tjbnwi on September 08, 2015, 11:18 PM, Festool demo's & personal service in Central Texas. Did you make that cutting board as well? This Old House: Refinishing Butcher Block, John Boos: Cutting Board Care and Maintenance, What's Cooking America: Cutting Boards - Chopping Blocks - Butcher Blocks, Wood Welded: Caring for a Wood Cutting Board, Reader's Digest: Six Effective Ways to Clean Cutting Boards, How to Treat Your Cutting Board With Mineral Oil, How to Remove Stains From a Bamboo Cutting Board, How to Repair a Split in a Bamboo Cutting Board. This option is water resistant, meaning that juicy foods like tomatoes or raw meat won’t leak fluids into your cutting boards. Reply You don’t need any finish on a cutting board. You can really notice the difference! This cutting board was actually a wedding gift. Once the piece is dry, use a rag to buff to a light shine. To reduce the risk of serious injury and/or damage to your Festool product, always read, understand and follow all warnings and instructions in your Festool product's Instruction Manual. I take great care of my knives. Making the Best Finish for Cutting Boards DIY Wax Finish Ingredients. It may take some time to dry depending on the temperature and humidity of your home or workshop. Festool Kapex KS 120EB w/ 4 Blades,Domino DF500 Set,Domino DS Systainer 4,5,6,8,10,TS55 w/ FS1400 and FS2700 Rails,MFT/3 with Accessories,CT33E with Hose Caddy and Multiple Hoses,D36 Tradesman,Trion PS300 Jigsaw,RTS 400 EQ Orbital Sander,RO 125,RO125  Abrasive Systainer with , 60,80,100,120,220 Grit Festool paper AND Vlies discs,2 Systainer Carts,Festool T18+3 Kit ,ZOBO Forstner Bits Imperial,CXS Kit with Centrotec Imperial Wood Bits,ETS 150/3,150 Abrasive Systainer with Paper,Festool Toolie,RO 90 ,RO 90 Abrasive Systainer with paper,OF 1010 Router,HL850 Planer,HL850 Rustic Undulating Head,SYS MFT Tabletop Systainer,Veritas Parf Dogs,QWAS Rail Dogs,Precision Dogs,RS2 SanderRS2 Paper Systainer with RUBIN2 150  180  220 Paper and Punch Surfix Systainer. Matte finish but it is a cutting board after all, Life is too short and the road is too long to drive anything less than a Festool. Apply beeswax to a clean cloth. Your use of any material contained on this website is entirely at your own risk. Oil and wax the cutting board at least once a month to keep it in good repair and prevent it from developing new scratches. Water won’t hurt it and no finish will keep water out anyway, after a few knife cuts. I've never found it necessary - I keep the wax at room temperature and it seems to work into the wood grain well with a bit of friction. © Copyright 2020 Hearst Communications, Inc. Scrape the surface of the board with a metal spatula after each use to remove excess moisture. Did you make this project? Allow the board to dry overnight. Do you ever heat the bees wax with a heat gun to get it into the pores of the wood?

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