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    ohh boy ohh boy ohh boy

    got a message from UPS

    my board is on the way (I'm very excited, can you tell)

    I hardly ever get new toys.



    For the uninitiated (me) how do you suggest I treat the board prior to it's first use. I have plain mineral oil and plenty of beeswax.

    from what I've read I think I'm supposed to lather it down with mineral oil a couple times, let that soak in (will take a couple days) and then coat the top with a mineral oil/beeswax compound - let that set overnight and wipe the residue off the top

    is that basically correct?

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    That is correct sir. A few light applications of mineral oil,let soak and then the bees wax compound. Enjoy!!

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    Get some board wax it works very well. It isn't essential but I prefer to have it.

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    yep same here mine shipped yesterday and bacause I am lucky enough to live in Virginia, I am gettingit today

    As far as maintenance the mineral oil treatment will work, but a mixture with bees wax will be better.
    here is the recipe to make it at home

    1 cup (240 ml) pharmaceutical grade mineral oil (inexpensive and available at drugstores, Target, Wal-Mart, etc.)
    2 ounces (57 g) pure beeswax
    heat the wax till it is melted, use double boiler, then add the mineral oil stir well pour in w/e container you want to store it in and use when cool. It will turn whitish when ready to use.

    Here is the link to the full process
    http://andreasrecipes.com/2009/03/23...utcher-blocks/

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    So what kind did you get?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mc2442 View Post
    So what kind did you get?
    I just got vanilla maple 16x22, but it's not hard to beat the 10x14 bamboo board I've been using

    one day when I rebuild my kitchen I will get something a little fancier.

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    They are everything they're cracked up to be. Mine is used in a commercial kitchen and has held up amazingly well.

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    got mine several days ago

    Quote Originally Posted by Salty dog View Post
    They are everything they're cracked up to be. Mine is used in a commercial kitchen and has held up amazingly well.
    My first BoardSMITH board (maple) came several days ago, and wow, even the *packaging* was first-rate. Shrink wrap and lots of styrofoam blocks to protect the board and feet, professional invoice/packing slip and mini-catalog/care guide. Slightly discolored lower bottom block, but that's the nature of wood, and it does not affect functionality. Big thumbs up!

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    Just got a call from my wife,

    UPS just delivered, these last 15 minutes at work are going to DRAG

    (it's cool though, in a week I will be a full time knifemaker)

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    Hey Stephan, congrats! I hope to make the transition some day to "Knifemaker" Good luck, and best wishes!!

    Pierre


    Feel free to visit my website, http://www.rodrigueknives.com
    Email pierre@rodrigueknives.com

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