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    Red face New cutting board

    I ordered a Big Walnut Board from Mark a month ago. I have always been fascinating by whole wood boards and i think they look super cool.
    In Japan they used it all the time and in Denmark many places started to offer them.
    I know i know many will say ohh no they will twist crack bend ....
    But so fare i had 3 whole wood board and many at my work too. And they all hold up just fine. And also many in Japan use them too so for me it was not somthing new.

    In fact i abuse my boards quite a lot (or my GF dose and if it come some crack in it i dont care maybe i feel it or just make a butterfly joint.
    For twisting i have never experience that only on plastic board and super thin ones. It is natural material and i never expect it to be perfect i even think its more beautiful when they have some imperfections

    So here it is Curly walnut after 1 month of abuse, many drops, soaking in water by my GF and hacking with my chopper ! Thanks Mark !

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    That's a beautiful board. What are the measurements?

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    Weird Wood Pusher Burl Source's Avatar
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    Very nice Max.
    I use a single piece board at home.
    I wash it with soap and water before I use it and in between cutting different stuff.
    So it get's wet quite a bit.
    The way I care for mine is whenever I wash it I wash both sides so I don't have one dry side and one wet side.
    I squeegee off excess water with the edge of my hand.
    When I am done using it I stand it on edge.
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    There is no concern of bacteria growing in the cracks if one develops?

    Whole boards sure do look cool.

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    If you do not wash your board with soap then yes
    But there is many very small cracks in any boards even in plastic. So i think most important to just wash it with soap.

    Board is 60cm 29cm 35cm

    I dont know i treat them as any of my boards, wash with soap dry it, ones or twice a week i give it some olive oil

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    [QUOTE=maxim;190560]If you do not wash your board with soap then yes
    But there is many very small cracks in any boards even in plastic. So i think most important to just wash it with soap.

    FOR cracks:

    I learned this from my furniture repair woman.... She wld fill up the cracks with saw dust fo the same type of wood and then squeeze in a type of low viscosity glue into it so that it will harden inside. A clamp is used.This she did a few times . The final one, she made it it a paste and cover the small crack totally adn once hardened.. sand it off.

    Butterfly: (George Nakishima style), unless you can cover the whole crack. Its purpose to prevent the crack from getting bigger?

    I wld be concerned abt trapped food and liquid ( esp chicken bits and blood)in the cracks as you cant totally wash the insides of a crack thoroughly,.

    good luck

    d

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    Where did you get this board from? I've been looking for someone who would supply a board like this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chef Doom View Post
    Where did you get this board from? I've been looking for someone who would supply a board like this.
    This thread is in the Burl Source subforum, and he thanked Mark for the wood. So I'm guessing it's from mark at Burl Source.
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    Oh Maxim you shouldn't use olive oil on your board. It has a problem with going rancid, unless you are doing something I have never heard of.
    Chewie's the man.

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    As i said i wash it every day. So i dont thing that will do anything. And almost all in Italy or Spain use olive oil on they cutting boards Rancid oil has fewer antioxidants but is not poisonous.

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