new boardsmith board

Discussion in 'Cooking Knife Reviews' started by mrbushido, Nov 27, 2014.

  1. mrbushido

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    Got a lovely perfect board tubs of board butter mineral oil and was so happy.

    Just one big thing i ordered without feet so i can use both sides...

    Came with feet so that sucks a bit.

    Now i dont know what to do... Shipping the board back to the states is as expensive as buying a new board :-/

    Any advice sent david a mail now but think he will send a new board?

    Then theres tax again...
     
  2. mrbushido

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  3. millionsknives

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    Nice! How are the feet attached? Rubber feet glued on? 
     
  4. rick alan

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    I believe they're screwed on, tough to glue anything to an oiled surface, though [a good] laminating epoxy and superglue will hold for a while if the board is not freshly oiled, likes weeks after.

    Boardsmith insists the feet are better on than off, for the air circulation and even drying.  You can always resurface.  Don't abuse your board and it should be a long time before that is needed.

    Rick
     
  5. mrbushido

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    Yes its screwed on and iknow i can always sand etc.


    But still i ordered without feet

    Shouldnt i get what i ordered?
     
  6. mrbushido

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    But just out of curiousity how long will it last as it is one surface?

    Without sanding and anything cook pretty large meals for me and my wife four days a week and i mean large meals!
     
  7. jbroida

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    For what it's worth, it's likely to last longer with feet than without. I've beat the crap out of a couple of them for 4 years now with no visible signs of real wear affecting longevity. Of course, you can see they have been used, but I don't think I've lost any significant life from them yet. Boards without feet are much more likely to warp from moisture problems, and that would likely cause more of a problem with the longevity of the board than normal use.


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  8. mrbushido

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    Aha thank you jon as always great reflected answers :-D
     
  9. mrbushido

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    And one side of the board didnt absorb bearly any mineral oil. The other side just sucked opp oil is this normal?
     
  10. rick alan

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    Gravity I think, I'd say normal.  These are very uniform select grades of wood.

    Rick
     
  11. mrbushido

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    Its the under side that sucked opp most.

    But wont damage the boar by oiling more on one of the sides?
     
  12. jbroida

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    dave generally preps his boards with oil before they leave his shop, so the top may already be more saturated... just a thought
     
  13. mrbushido

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    But harmful to the board if its not evenly oiled?
     
  14. mano

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    I have a large walnut end-grain board (not Boardsmith) and put feet on one side. Almost five years later it's in great shape. I oil the used side every 4-6 weeks and the other side every three months.
     
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    Yes, I was thinking maybe he waxed the top and not the bottom.

    Rick
     
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    Thats correct. But he said that i dont need to remove the wax before oiling.

    But will the board suffer or bed damaged or something if not oiled evenly or oiled to much?
     
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    oiling too much will cause your board to leak oil, but uneven oiling will be easy to fix.  You will clearly see dry spots if they dont get enough oil.... just add a bit more to those areas as needed.  Its really not too difficult.
     
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  18. mrbushido

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    Ok so i wont hurt the board?
     
  19. rick alan

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    You can take Jon's word for anything he has to say in these matters.

    Rick
     
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  20. mrbushido

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    Thank you. Just affraid og hurting it