Soooo… do you mask bamboo cutting boards? or do something to prep them? my mask just falls right off of the cutting boards!
A quick sanding with 220 grit paper (I use a random orbital sander) and then press the masking onto the board using a squeegee.
Or skip it altogether and sand it afterwards if it’s for a cutting board since you’re going to oil it anyway (mineral oil & beeswax are good).
makes sense. thanks for the fast reply!
I do this with lots of hardwood projects. The masking process is somewhat irrelevant except to prevent some flashback when cutting, since I’ll be sanding and finishing the final result anyway.
For that I just drop a sheet of basic office copier paper in first. Any flashback gets the paper & not my wood and it’s a lot faster than masking.
I use 12x12" cardstock, myself.
Flashback isnt a problem on a bamboo cutting board, I pity the fool that tries cutting through it with a laser.
Skip the masking. The dust/soot isnt going to stick to the cutting board either! Bamboo is a grass, not a wood, so it does not produce the same sticky resin that woods do. Some water and a nylon bristle brush are all the clean-up you need after the fact.
^^^This. Skip the masking and just clean it off.
No masking. Surface marks clean off just like food stains.