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anyone with experience in refinishing Boos butcher block?

Posted by springplanter (My Page) on
Wed, Apr 4, 12 at 10:52

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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RE: anyone with experience in refinishing Boos butcher block?

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.

RE: anyone with experience in refinishing Boos butcher block?

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.

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