Not had much interest in making cutting boards. Last week my wife spilled some water on the counter and didn't think to pick up her maple cutting board. The water got under it and it warped really bad. So I whipped out one from some scraps in the shop to surprise her. Oiled it and when she washed it, it raised the grain big time!
Resanded it this morning and oiling it now. Question is, how much or how many coats does it take to water proof the thing??
I have had the same problem with oiled paddles. Grain raised so bad they felt like sand paper on your hands. Resand and oil and same thing when it got wet. Finally gave up and just varnish mine now. Obviously I am not doing something right. I assume not enough coats of oil.