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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-27-2011, 09:55 PM Thread Starter
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Hi everyone, my name is Emerson. I wanted to ask if it is a good idea usingt white oak as a hardwood material for cutting boards. I am beginning to make a lot of cutting boards using maple, mesquite, purpleheart, walnut, wenge, and beech. I just wanted to know if I could also use oak. Doesn't oak "sliver" when sanding?
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I would think using a tighter grain wood would be better.

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Oak is actually one of the best woods for chopping boards. It has very good natural antibacterial qualities and is quite rot resistant.
In Europe, oak is the number one choice for wooden cutting boards and butchers blocks.
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My first shop project, in 7th grade wood shop, was an oak cutting board. As old as I feel today, I could joke that Joseph, Jesus & I worked on it, but seriously, it was only about 44 years ago!
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