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Cutting Boards?

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Not sure where to put this post and didnt see anything for cutting boards in the index ... SO I'll throw it here.

I've only recently found out in getting back into knives that bamboo boards are bad for the edge of knives, ... no wonder my knives got dull quickly.

SOOO with that in mind what are some good recommendations on boards? I've heard good things about some of the Japanese rubber boards like Asahi or Hasegawa ... but they are pricy ... are they really worth the cost? is there a similar more budget version for home cooking?

The other option that people seem to enjoy is end cut wood boards, which are pretty, but you have the issues with wood and absorbing liquids from meats.

I need a 13.5" to 15" by 20" to 32" cutting board to work well with the space in my kitchen. Anyone have any good recommendations? OR should I save up and bite the bullet?

Thank you in advance. have a wonderful weekend!

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end grain boards are probably best. I have a couple for counter use, and an old (1920's vintage) butcher block in the kitchen. Commectial settings seem to use a mix of poly boards, but they beat up knives

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I have been looking at the Hasagawa Wood Core PE Rubber Brown cutting board;

https://mtckitchen.com/hasegawa-wood-co ... -8-1-2-ht/

It is just a little larger than the space I have for it and I am trying to find out if I can cut it down to 27 1/5" long to fit that space. It is my understanding from talking to people that the PE Brown is a little harder than the soft board.

I want to get as wide as possible but can only fit 27 1/2" in the under counter space. MTC has them but the smallest size 11.8" x 23.6" is out of stock. I would buy the larger 15.7" x 35.4" board if I could cut the length down to 27 1/2". I just don't know if I need to seal the cut surface after cutting on my table saw (I have a blade for cutting laminate).

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I've had one of these for years. It was pretty dry when I got it and it took a lot of mineral oil to get it to "seal up". About 18 months ago I sanded it down and recoated with mineral oil and a mineral oil and bee's wax paste. Since the refresh, the board is better than even. I feel like it is ageing well.

I do suspect that at this price, QC may not be as good as some of the other, higher priced makers out there but mine has been great.

https://www.catskillcraftsmen.com/store ... 22%29.html

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I think the question is how much do you want to spend. My knives are working art and I feel the same way about my board.

https://www.custommade.com/by/magnoliaplacewoodworks/

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My favorite is the Hi-Soft Cutting Board.

https://www.korin.com/TK-203-01-84

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gladius wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 2:05 pm
My favorite is the Hi-Soft Cutting Board.

https://www.korin.com/TK-203-01-84
Nice board but, I would still have to cut it to store it under the counter - that 31" dimension just won't work. I agree with the best board for my knives since I spent so much on the knives and sharpening stones. I have four other boards of different sizes and materials so a good hi-solf or Soft wood core will fir right in with the others except for my wife poly board which I will dump as soon as I get a new one.

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jacko9 wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 2:49 pm
gladius wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 2:05 pm
My favorite is the Hi-Soft Cutting Board.

https://www.korin.com/TK-203-01-84
Nice board but, I would still have to cut it to store it under the counter - that 31" dimension just won't work. I agree with the best board for my knives since I spent so much on the knives and sharpening stones. I have four other boards of different sizes and materials so a good hi-solf or Soft wood core will fir right in with the others except for my wife poly board which I will dump as soon as I get a new one.
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It is solid and you can easily cut/sand it to size.

This would also be a perfect fit for the OP.

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gladius wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 2:05 pm
My favorite is the Hi-Soft Cutting Board.

https://www.korin.com/TK-203-01-84
I really like this option size would work perfect for me... might be ordering one this weekend

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I like the Korin board and I should be easily able to cut 5 1/2" off the length.

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I have a Hasagawa Wood Core that is great. I also recently go an edge grain larch wood board that seems to be very easy on my edges. I really think you could not go wrong with either but the larch wood board is available in smaller sizes. I got mine here https://www.larchwoodcanada.com

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jknife wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 8:32 pm
I have a Hasagawa Wood Core that is great. I also recently go an edge grain larch wood board that seems to be very easy on my edges. I really think you could not go wrong with either but the larch wood board is available in smaller sizes. I got mine here https://www.larchwoodcanada.com
The Larch Wood boards are quite striking but I didn't see without feet. Do you know if they make any without feet, that could be used as reversible boards?
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I think I'll go with the larger Hi -Soft board from Korin that will yield a smaller board for my granddaughter and still allow me a 27.5 x 16" board. I have a side grain maple board that's already 27.5" x 18" that I made in my shop and a smaller end grain walnut and maple end grain board that I put together as well.

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ronnie_suburban wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 10:27 pm
jknife wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 8:32 pm
I have a Hasagawa Wood Core that is great. I also recently go an edge grain larch wood board that seems to be very easy on my edges. I really think you could not go wrong with either but the larch wood board is available in smaller sizes. I got mine here https://www.larchwoodcanada.com
The Larch Wood boards are quite striking but I didn't see without feet. Do you know if they make any without feet, that could be used as reversible boards?
They are a smaller operation and I think if you contact them I think they would make you one without feet.

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Larch Wood, just looked it up, we call it Tamarack up here, not used for much around these parts except where you need a rot resistant timber. I'm wondering if there is a difference between Eastern and Western and if it has water repellent properties.

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Bear007 wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 8:19 am
Larch Wood, just looked it up, we call it Tamarack up here, not used for much around these parts except where you need a rot resistant timber. I'm wondering if there is a difference between Eastern and Western and if it has water repellent properties.
Not sure about water repellency. I just use the usual board conditioner. It's true that there are very few uses for Larch/Tamarack but it does make a nice board. I think in New Brunswick they have a lot of the stuff so why use a different wood that could be put to better use elsewhere.
By the BGE in your avatar I can tell you are a bear of taste and I think these boards would live up to your high standards. :D

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Cotton and Dust boards. If you don’t see a size or style listed on his website, just email him and expect a reply back quickly. Beautiful pieces.

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