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Veneer for cutting board top

I was thinking of making a cutting board and would like to use a nice piece of veneer for the top and bottom. I'm starting to thinkthat this wouldn't be a good idea since it would seem as though after a bit of use, the veneer would get sliced through. What are your thoughts? Has anyone used veneer as the surface of a cutting board before? Can a thicker finish be applied to the surface opposed to the standard mineral oil finish that is commonly used? Thanks.
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Veneer would not be a good idea for a variety of reasons.......

It is, by design, very thin. Even light use will quickly slice through it.

Since it is glued on, the chances of the glue releasing are extremely high since most cutting boards washed after use.

The reason no actual "finish" is used on cutting boards is because any kind of hard film finish will be sliced off and then enter whatever food is being prepared. Among other things, mineral oil blocks the pores from contamination allowing it to be cleaned.

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Very bad idea as stated above.
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That's what I figured. Thank you for the reassurance.
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I have seen them, but honestly I think they are more for "looks" then real use.
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