Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: corvallis, Oregon
You know, as regards your concerns about the lack of care for the cutting boards you give away or sell, I will share with you my own experience. I have a hard maple, 1 3/4" thick , edge laminated cutting board. It is from the cutout section for the stove top in a kitchen counter I did 16 years ago. My wife takes and washes this cutting board in the sink and lets it sit and air dry, at least once/week. It bugs me but I cannot stop this from happening. While I tell my customers that they should use mineral oil on it, and apply it often, I have been seriously negligent with mine. I probably think to oil it maybe once every year or two. But you know what? It doesn't matter. It's as good as new, except for the knife marks in it. No de-lams, no splits, no warp. About a year or so ago, I ran it through the planer to take a little off and re-flatten it. With a fresh surface, it basically was just like new. So, my point is, you may be unduly concerned about the negligence factor. Oh, and I used Titebond II when I glued it up. AND, I wil say that we use our kitchen like an industrial kitchen and this cutting board gets USED daily, a lot.
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