That seems like a good idea. I wonder what Weber used back in the day to finish those slats. If it was a food safe oil stainBuy a gallon of food grade mineral oil from Amazon. I do this to everything - knife handles, salad bowls, spoons, cutting boards, everything that touches food.
So these are beautiful! Is that just beeswax? With the natural wood color? If so it's amazing. Have never seen wood that actual color. Really cool!My go-to has been redwood slats coated with beeswax. Unfortunately, the guy who makes them for me has very recently retired and is moving out of state. That leaves me in search of a new woodworker at the moment so I’m all ears on this thread if someone here is making and shipping slats and handles.
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Yes, it is just beeswax over raw redwood slats. And I can take no credit for it at all. My woodworker actually suggested the beeswax when I asked him to use redwood for the lumber.So these are beautiful! Is that just beeswax? With the natural wood color? If so it's amazing. Have never seen wood that actual color. Really cool!
No, but that's not a bad idea. However you decide to approach it just practice on some scrap wood until you get it dialed in.Steve, do you use some sort of self centering mortise jig for the longer holes in the handle? I’ve been pondering how to do a clean looking job on them when I tackle my handle.