Back before Christmas, I was trying to make about ten cutting boards before December 25th, but trying to work in the ridiculously small space in the shed made that impossible, so I determined to finish them after Christmas, ASAP. However, on Epiphany, other events interfered (quadruple bypass) and I never got back to them until recently. I had bought two large pieces of Peruvian Walnut to make cutting boards for my son, a professional cook and manager, and my niece's husband, a good amateur cook. So, this is the board I made for my son. It is a single piece, 24" x 16", sanded through the grades down to 220, and finished with mineral oil.
Now, a week or so ago, I decided to try some resawing. Never mind that I had a 3/8" 3tpi blade on my bandsaw, I figured I should be able to do it, therefore I did. I cut a 5" branch, cherry or walnut, I'm not sure, into ½" slices. I took the two middle pieces, and joined them together, to make a 12" x 6" cheeseboard. Interestingly, once it was joined, the face of a bearded man appeared. Now, I'm not much into silly miracles, and I don't think Jesus would come and visit my cheeseboard, but as I'm a member and Subdeacon of St. Barnabas Church, it could be St. B. Do you think I should put it in a shadow box at the church, and charge the faithful $5 to come and worship him? Or just use it for cutting cheddar?
Now, seriously, folks. I do have a woodworking/finishing question. The board is finished in mineral oil at present, but there are some voids in the face of the thing where you see the dark coloured streaks runing the length of the board. Would it make sense to put multiple coats of a varathane type clear finish on it, until the voids are filled, and could I then use it as an actual cheeseboard?