VIDEO – The Wood Whisperer – Varnish on a Butcher Block

End-grain butcher blocks are a great project for woodworkers. They’re a great way to test our milling skills and they make great gifts. But when it comes to finishing these cutting boards the traditional mineral oil and wax routine can be time-consuming, tedious and messy. In this video our resident Wood Whisperer, Marc Spagnuolo, shows how a few coats of thinned varnish can provide a quick low-maintenance finishing solution that is still food-safe.

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