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I’ve been diligently working on my cutting board.  By diligently working, I mean mostly slacking off.  I figured out belt sanders are amazing.  Dad used me as an excuse to buy a new one.  Of course, being the good daughter that I am I decided to test it out.  By test it out I mean I broke a belt within the first 20 mins of using it.  So a new belt, and I was off to the races.  Belt sanders can do amazing things, even in the hands of the unskilled.  After sanding I used a router to round the edges of the board.  Well, I messed up the edges and Dad fixed it, but it’s really the same thing when you think about it.  I’m learning here.

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My cell doesn’t take the best photos, but you get the point.  A little fine sanding and a coat of Mineral oil did wonders.

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The mineral oil is food safe.  So, it works well on cutting boards.

One final note on the Mineral Oil:

It will find and enhance any mistake…I mean character enhancement….in your piece.  Maybe I should have done a bit more sanding.

Almost finished…