Red Onion Woodworks Shop Update

August 19, 2012 · 4 comments

Summer is a busy time in general, but lately, I’ve been working hard, finishing off quite a few new cutting and serving boards for my Etsy shop Red Onion Woodworks. I recently went over to my wood supplier‘s place and picked out a large pile of lumber for my next batch of boards. Hopefully that would should be ready to work on later this week. It will be a real mixed bag of various species of wood including bigleaf maple (my standard), black walnut, and a few random pieces of Oregon white oak and honey locust. These new boards will be even more one-of-a-kind (Is that possible?) because they’re coming in all kinds of crazy natural shapes and sizes.

Shameless self promotion: cutting and serving boards make THE perfect gift for any occasion or any type of person: wedding, birthday, anniversary, housewarming, hostess, or thank you for young/old, country/city, men/women or anyone who enjoys cooking or serving food. Or treat yourself to a beautiful, natural, useful kitchen item.

I will be working on building up inventory in my shop from now until Christmastime. If you see something you like, I’d recommend snatching it up ASAP because the shop has a decent turnover, and I can’t guarantee that I’ll ever have anything similar. Click on the photos to see these boards in my shop.

Thanks for supporting my little handmade business.

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Sasha August 20, 2012 at 9:55 am

These are *gorgeous*!! My favorite is 4th from the bottom – Love the different patterns and textures.

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Baby Aunt Sue August 20, 2012 at 11:12 am

i saw mention that you are doing some finishing with a mixture of beeswax and mineral oil….just melt the wax and add the oil? what proportions? these are beautiful boards, camille!

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Camille August 20, 2012 at 3:54 pm

This is a good article from Fine Woodworking about food-safe finishes for cutting boards http://www.finewoodworking.com/SkillsAndTechniques/SkillsAndTechniquesArticle.aspx?id=26893 I use mineral oil and beeswax with proportions about 6:1 ish, though I never measure. I heat up the oil first and add grated or small pieces of wax to the oil, stirring until dissolved. It only takes a couple minutes.

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Baby Aunt Sue August 28, 2012 at 9:21 am

thanks! am trying it today : )

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