anyone with experience in refinishing Boos butcher block?

springplanterApril 4, 2012

I've just become the owner of a 24" Boos butcher block with some use. It is in excellent shape but does need a bit of renewing. On the Boos website it just speaks to sanding and oiling. Does anyone have anything to add to this?

Many thanks

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Scraping would be more practical, as sandpaper will clog up with the oil. But scraping is an acquired skill, and you need to purchase a cabinet scraper and learn how to sharpen it.

    Bookmark   April 8, 2012 at 5:56PM
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I just did mine with a low angle smoothing plane (there's a fair amount of curly maple in mine, and I wanted to avoid tearout). It was fast (took less than 20 min for the whole process on a 42" square top), no dust, and came out great. If you have many cut marks, dings, and such you want to get out a cabinet scraper will take forever and your thumbs will get sore ;-) ). Refinished with a couple coats of 100% tung oil (not a tung oil varnish, or anything they sell at the hardware store as "tung oil" or "tung oil finish") this time, have used walnut oil in the past. You want a polymerizing oil.

    Bookmark   April 9, 2012 at 12:50PM
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